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Geneva Meeting: A World in Waiting

It is unlikely that we will see any breakthroughs at the upcoming Putin-Biden summit—but despite all the difficulties, there are still signs for optimism Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin have known each other for a long time—decades, in fact. This, however, made it no easier for them to agree to the meeting scheduled for June 16 in Geneva. The U.S.–Russia relations have seen a steady decline over the past few years, with all but few official contacts being suspended and the sides regularly trading...


Optimistic about the meeting between Russian and American Foreign Ministers

A meeting between the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was held on 19 May 2021. It was the first high-level interaction between the U.S. and Russia since President Joe Biden took office, which comes amidst heightened tensions between the former Cold War adversaries. The geopolitics was worsening rapidly, and the danger of a third World War has increased tremendously.Source: TASS The situation in the Middle East, the Iran-U.S. tensions, the China-U...


Will Geneva Be Any Different Than Helsinki?

... on specific issues, collaboration between the two countries’ private sectors and civil society perks up, the media gradually soften their rhetoric, bilateral projects in culture, education and science are gradually resumed. Igor Ivanov: Time for Diplomacy Still, there are annoying exceptions to this general rule. In particular, the latest full-fledged Russia–U.S. summit in Helsinki in July 2018 failed to trigger improvements in bilateral relations. On the contrary, Donald Trump’s meeting ...


China’s Economic Diplomacy Amid Multipolar Disorder

... Huasheng: Bipolarity and its Relations with Multipolarity and Unipolarity All these factors taken together raise more and more questions about the trajectory along which the post-COVID world will develop and about China’s global leadership. Ping-pong diplomacy: a new interpretation April marked the 50 th anniversary of ping-pong diplomacy. Official representatives of China and the U.S. discussed its pivotal role in establishing and fostering bilateral contacts. The parties have come a long way since ...


RIAC and Center for Visegrad Studies at IE RAS Hold International Round Table on the April Crisis in Russian-Czech Relations and Its Consequences for Russia’s Relations with the Countries of Central Europe

On May 12, 2021, RIAC and Center for Visegrad Studies at IE RAS held an online international round table discussion on the April crisis in Russian-Czech relations and its consequences for Russia’s relations with the countries of Central Europe On May 12, 2021, RIAC and Center for Visegrad Studies at IE RAS held an online international round table discussion on the April crisis in Russian-Czech relations and its consequences for Russia’s relations with the countries of Central Europe. Experts discussed...


Time for Diplomacy

... geopolitical confrontation. Depending on who you talk to, the “ambassadorial war” that is going on between Russia and the West has seen as many as 600 diplomats expelled from host countries. We have never seen anything like this in the history of diplomacy, and the sad truth is that the number of “casualties” will likely continue to grow. The consequences of such a cavalier attitude towards the diplomatic service could be severe. By all accounts, the world is already at war. Call it what you ...


Steering Russia-US Relations Away from Diplomatic Expulsion Rocks

... discipline its European allies and to cement the transatlantic partnership. For many European NATO members, expulsions of diplomats are a symbolic gesture demonstrating their firm support of the US and its anti-Russian policies. Michael Andreson: Removed Diplomacy: Why U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Have Gone Stale Clear enough, such a practice will not be limited to Russia only. Today hundreds, if not thousands of diplomatic officers all around the world find themselves hostage to problems they have nothing ...


Russia and Europe: the Current Impasse and the Way Out

... were aimed at intimidating the EU from using human rights as a tool in their Russia policy. The Lessons of Borrell’s Visit EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell undertook his trip with the specific purpose of gaining first-hand experience with Moscow diplomacy ahead of the EU’s Russia policy review set for March 2021. The current policy, which is based on the five principles formulated by Borrell’s predecessor Federica Mogherini and seeks to combine tough criticism and sanctions with selective ...


Thirteen Points on Joe Biden and Russia

... rogue state. To cut the costs of dual containment, Biden will try to mobilize the US’ Western allies in Europe and in East Asia. It will also try to keep Eurasia divided by forging stronger ties to Chines adversaries in Asia—above all, to India. 12. Diplomacy Biden may decide to stop the ongoing “diplomatic war” with Russia—he arguably values professional diplomacy much more than Trump did, and he is not likely to keep the Russian Embassy in Washington (and the US Embassy in Moscow) in the ...


Mistrust between Russia and the United States Has Reached an All-Time High

... towards Moscow “isn’t working” and that it is time that the United States “rethink” it. The gist of the proposals is that the United States “must deal with Russia as it is, not as we wish it to be, fully utilizing our strengths but open to diplomacy.” This letter prompted a response, first from another group of former American ambassadors and political scientists (Politico, August 11) and then from several eminent politicians from Poland, the Baltic states, the Czech Republic and Slovakia ...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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    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  
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