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RIAC and EU Delegation Workshop on the EU-Russia Relations in the Western Balkans

On June 8, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council, the Embassy of Croatia in Russia, and the Delegation of the European Union to Russia held a joint online workshop to discuss the EU-Russia relations in the Western Balkans On June 8, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council, the Embassy of Croatia in Russia, and the Delegation of the European Union to Russia held a joint online workshop to discuss the EU-Russia relations in the Western Balkans. The discussion ...

09.06.2020

Addressing Unresolved Challenges in U.S.-Russia Relations

... red-lines. However, other issues with the potential to spark crises or otherwise accelerate the drift toward confrontation have received less attention in the bilateral U.S.-Russia context. The group identified the strategic competition in the Western Balkans, the future of the nuclear non- proliferation regime, and sanctions as areas that could significantly impact U.S.-Russia relations in the future, but where Washington and Moscow lack clarity about one another’s intentions and about the potential ...

16.03.2020

Neutrality for the Black Sea Region Countries: Abstraction, Unattainable Goal or Effective Model?

... the development of Moldova as a whole, are inextricably linked to Romania and Ukraine. Turkey is a strategic ally of Azerbaijan and the primary geopolitical opponent of Armenia. Meanwhile, Russia is looking for ways to build up its positions in the Balkans. The self-determination of the former Serbian Autonomous Province of Kosovo is of vital importance to the Black Sea Region as a whole. Some see it as an example of “humanitarian intervention” and so-called “remedial secession” to prevent ...

02.03.2020

The Current Trends in Russia–EU Relations

... divergence of stances on the Donbass settlement will have a particularly negative effect on relations. The intensification of sub-regional competition between Russia and the European Union (this competition appears to be particularly dangerous in the Western Balkans, given the possibility of an acute political crisis in one or more of the countries in the region). The intensification of the information war in Europe (in particular, the European Union may approve a “blacklist” of Russian media outlets,...

27.01.2020

Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

... Euro-Atlantic integration. In this respect, interaction between Russia and the West still has a significant influence on the situation. European countries and the European Union as a whole, as well as the United States, are stepping up their activity in the Balkans in a big way. Russia has also increased its presence in the region, relying to a greater degree on economic and humanitarian cooperation. However, the Balkans remain attractive for other actors as well, with Turkey, China and the Persian Gulf ...

22.01.2020

RIAC–CSIS Expert Meeting on the Prospects for Development of Russia-U.S. Relations

... (CSIS) hosted expert meeting on the prospects for the development of Russia-the U.S. relations. The meeting was part of a long-term bilateral project conducted jointly by RIAC and CSIS since 2015. The discussion focused on the situation in the Western Balkans, challenges of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, U.S. sanctions against Russia, prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations after the presidential elections in the USA in November 2020. Russian side at the meeting was represented by Andrey Kortunov,...

23.10.2019

European Union Strategy in the Western Balkans Discussed in Vienna

On February 18–19, in Vienna, at the National Defense Academy, the Ministry of Defense of Austria in partnership with the Centre for Liberal Strategies held an international conference “Perceptions on the EU Western Balkans Strategy” in the framework of “Vienna Security Dialogues — 2019” program. On February 18–19, in Vienna, at the National Defense Academy, the Ministry of Defense of Austria in partnership with the Centre for Liberal Strategies held ...

19.02.2019

One in 300 Million. Serbia After Putin

... for Serbia, and an “empty” one for Russia in terms of its prospects in the country, given the events of 2018 and the content of the meeting itself. A Simplified Approach to Assessing the Results of Putin’s Visit RIAC Longread “Russia in the Balkans” The arrival of the President of the Russian Federation did allow Aleksandar Vučić to demonstrate that he enjoys the support both of Washington (which in many ways is doubtful) and Moscow, a city beloved by a large part of the Serbian population....

24.01.2019

Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

How to Split the Balkan Knot And Not Destroy Europe? Presently, an extremely unstable situation has developed in the Balkans, with a potentially adverse effect both on the Balkan countries and on the system of international relations as a whole. Intraregional actors are not able to cope with problems that have befallen them. Over the past two decades, they have not ...

18.01.2019

Negotiations on Kosovo 2019 — Opportunities and Limitations for Russia

... participation. The attempts of France and Great Britain to act independently from the EU are also obvious. Within this framework, Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as a participant in all previous negotiations on the Balkans since the 19th century onwards, has obtained the opportunity to get involved in the settlement of the Kosovo issue. At the same time, it was a good chance to ensure its stance and standing in the region, as a minimum, and to restart the stalled ...

17.01.2019
 

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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