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RIAC at 6th Transatlantic Forum on Russia

... journalists, diplomats, public figures and businessmen from Italy and foreign countries. The main discussion topics included: the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border, the contradictions between Russia and NATO, the role of Russian foreign policy in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the prospects for Russia-China cooperation. Russia was represented by the following speakers: Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Dmitry Suslov, RIAC Member, Deputy Director at the Centre for Comprehensive European and ...


What is Next for Russia and Greece?

... contradictions. The two leaders thus used several adjectives to illustrate the nature of the Sochi discussions—such as ‘productive’, ‘constructive’, ‘substantive’, ‘open’, ‘direct’, and ‘sincere’. Andrey Kortunov: Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Art of Balancing Greece’s membership in the EU and NATO—the cornerstone of its foreign policy—does not allow illusions about the future course of the Greek–Russian relations, which could deviate from the Western framework....


Russia: Towards a Balance of Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean

The resilience of Russian policy promotes inclusiveness, the establishment of a balance of interests between global and regional powers, and the need to stabilise the region Research interest in Russia’s role in the Eastern Mediterranean region remains high. The increasing Russian presence in the Eastern Mediterranean is explained by energy and security issues. It is noted that Moscow has opted for a more balanced policy of maintaining non-aligned relations. This ...


Russia in Libya and the Mediterranean

... he was far from original but rather following in the footsteps of many Middle Eastern politicians who blackmailed the West with the threat of “going Soviet.” The second myth is that Moscow has historically been trying to convert North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean into the “main proletarian confession.” This particular narrative dates back to the early decades following the 1917 revolution when the imagination of a few idealistic amateurs conceived the “world revolution.” Fortunately ...


SWP and FPRI International Conference on Relations between Turkey, Russia and the West and What the Stakes are in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean

... Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in partnership with the American Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) held an international conference on relations between Turkey, Russia and the West and what the stakes are in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean. On May 20–21, 2021, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP) in partnership with the American Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) held an international conference ...


RIAC and HSE Online Seminar «New Regional Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean

... Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and School of Asian Studies of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at National Research University Higher School of Economics are holding an online seminar «New Regional Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean?». The event will focus on the competitive and inclusive approaches to security in the Eastern Mediterranean, opportunities and limitations for Turkey's foreign policy activization, implications of the new US administration policy ...


After the Storm: Post-Pandemic Trends in the Southern Mediterranean

RIAC and ISPI Joint Report RIAC and ISPI Joint Report This Report brings together experts and scholars in an effort to ponder on possible post-pandemic trends in the Southern Mediterranean. The aim is to help readers navigate the future of the Southern Mediterranean region, by offering new insights and guidance to regional and non-regional governments, civil society, and the public at large. After the Storm: Post-Pandemic Trends in the Southern Mediterranean , 1.2 Mb


U.S.-Russia Relations at a Crossroads

... Council (RIAC) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) convened a select group of Russian and American experts to discuss four topics of importance to U.S.-Russia relations: Arms Control, the U.S.-China Rivalry, the Arctic, and the Eastern Mediterranean. What follows is a summary report of those meetings. U.S.-Russia relations are at their worst since the Cold War and will remain dynamic in the coming years, with a lingering risk of escalation. Washington and Moscow diverge on ...


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  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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