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Russia, the USA & Europe: Is Instability Immutable?

How and when can the USA, Europe and Russia move forward from impasse and start to rebuild the more rational forms of relationship which would suit the interests of all? “…the American, Soviet, and British governments did indeed try to bring the monster [nuclear weapons] ...


Protestant Project: Five Hundred Years Later

Has the “Protestant Project” Run its Course? Origins of the Project Five hundred years ago, the Wittenberg monk Martin Luther posted his famous Ninety-five Theses on the door of All Saints’ Church, thus giving birth to the New Europe. That is, not even the New Europe, but simply Europe. For it is from this moment that humanity witnessed the formation of a unique European civilization and European values – values which have survived to this day. The Protestant project became ...


The Euro-Atlantic Security Formula: The Implications of NATO-Russia Relations to the Baltic Sea Region

... effectively rule out the possibility of striking any kind of deal between Moscow and Washington that would a change the quality of relations between the two countries. The passing of ™ the bill marks the final formalisation of a new bipolarity in Europe. From f now on, mutual deterrence will be the key component of Russia's relations with the West. This does not preclude cooperation on topics of common interest, but the cumulative weight of such cooperation is incapable of changing the track that ...


The Western Guide to Understanding the Russian Mind

... like Roger Scruton and Robert Conquest, who was writing about the Soviet purges and the forced famine in Ukraine. But then you can step back by taking one of his latest books before he died and view the whole thing, including sinister and also a stupid European Union. By being historian more than a political theorist it seems to me that we are rooted in the past and we have to understand it, and the teaching of history in this country has declined appallingly. So, people can leave school having so called ...


EAEU - EU common space: pro et contra

... challenges of creating a common economic space between the EAEU and the EU". The presentation contained the results of the three-year international research project IIASA "Challenges and Opportunities of Economic Integration within a Wider European and Eurasian Space". According to a report by the Eurasian Development Bank, the EU is the second largest trade partner of the Eurasian Economic Union (the trade turnover was equal to 40.8%), coming behind the Asia-Pacific region (42.3%) ...


Moldova - EAEU: prospects for cooperation

... Eurasian Economic Commission to develop and submit to the next session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council a position paper on the status of an observer state. [2] At the same time, from September 1st, 2016 Moldova is an associate member of the European Union .[3]In this regard Eurasian and European think researchers should discuss the following issues: the current status and potential deepening of trade and economic cooperation between Moldova and the EAEU; the essence of the provisions of ...


RIAC and European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) discuss the Middle East Crises

... RIAC hosted a closed meeting on security challenges and prospects for cooperation between Russia and the EU in the Middle East and North Africa. The event was opened by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Fredrik Wesslau, Director of the Wider Europe Programme at ECFR. The experts discussed regional actors’ stances in the Middle East conflicts, as well as Russian and European Union’s attitudes to the Syrian, Libyan, and Yemeni crises. European and Russian representatives assessed current ...


Managing the Cold Peace between Russia and the West

Fifth Task Force Position Paper Released Fifth Task Force Position Paper Released A group of prominent Members and Supporters of the Pan-European Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe , including former foreign and defence ministers and senior officials from Russia, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Poland, Germany, Italy and Finland has joined forces to appeal to the leadership of the ...


RIAC Takes Part in OSCE 2017 Annual Security Review Conference

Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, made a speech at the conference session that focused on transnational threats to European security On June 27–29, 2017, Vienna hosted OSCE Annual Security Review Conference to reflect on the work undertaken by the organization over the past year. Along with the representatives of OSCE participating States and the organization ...


Damage Assessment: EU-Russia Relations in Crisis

The ELN-RIAC Special Report A new Special Report edited by Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and European Leadership Network (ELN) assesses the damage to EU-Russia relations after three years of crisis. Featuring Russian and European experts, the report presents their analysis on fundamental aspects of deteriorating EU-Russia relations, including ...


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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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