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RIAC and ECFR Discuss the Future of Russia and the EU in the Middle East

On December 4, 2019, in Brussels, Belgium, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) organized a seminar on Syria issues and collective security in the Gulf On December 4, 2019, in Brussels, Belgium, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) organized a seminar on Syria issues and collective security in the Gulf. The event was attended by representatives of Russian and European expert...

06.12.2019

Russia–EU Relations in 2020: Opportunities, Limitations and Possible Trends

... “overhaul” of the European Commission and other EU governing bodies, as well as the formation of a new balance of political power on the continent. It may be safe to assume that 2020 will be a quieter and altogether less nerve-wracking year for the European Union, although certain states (for example, Poland or Italy) may very well have some surprises in store. Additionally, a shift towards tackling the most critical issues associated with Brexit is a distinct possibility. Igor Ivanov: Russian ...

06.12.2019

Meeting with Permanent Mission of Russia to the EU Leadership

On December 4, 2019, Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union in Brussels hosted a meeting between Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Vladimir Chizhov, RIAC Member, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU, and Kirill Logvinov, Deputy Permanent Representative for Political Affairs On December 4, 2019,...

06.12.2019

NATO Was Never Only About Russia

When NATO was created, future peace between Germany and its neighbors was yet far from secured It is today sadly forgotten, that NATO was created not with one, but with two objectives. The second objective of NATO was to retain inner peace, that is, keep the peace amongst NATO's own members. When NATO was created, future peace between Germany and its neighbors was yet far from secured, especially as seen from the perspective of Germany's neighbors at the time, not least France. Thus, the saying...

05.12.2019

RIAC — DGAP Roundtable on Cooperation in Eurasia

On December 4, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) hosted a round table discussion related to “The Future of Eurasia: Mapping out Concepts, Practices for Possible Russia-EU-China Cooperation” in the framework of Russia-EU-China-Central Asia Strategic Dialogue on Connectivity On December 4, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) hosted...

04.12.2019

A “Synchronized Downturn” Calls for a “Synchronized Response”

The IMF’s diagnosis was that of a “synchronized slowdown” across the globe with the Fund revising its growth projection for global economic growth downwards and putting the 2019 growth estimate at the lowest level since the 2008-2009 financial crisis This year’s Annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank in Washington DC revealed a growing preoccupation with the mounting signs of a slowdown in the world economy. The IMF’s diagnosis was that of a “synchronized slowdown” across the globe with...

04.12.2019

How to Stop NATO

... of Russia’s foreign political strategy. Of course, it is clear to any politician in Central or Eastern Europe that, from the point of view of western identity, EU membership significantly outweighs NATO membership. However, becoming a member of the European Union is far more complicated than joining NATO. Accession to the European Union requires a far more profound (and more painful) socioeconomic and political transformation of the candidate country than NATO membership. It even took the United ...

03.12.2019

Andrey Kortunov Speaks at the 2019 European Meeting of the Trilateral Commission

... countries took part in the event. The participants discussed the issues of Europe’s competitiveness, the future of European socio-economic models amid growing global competition, global trade and technological wars, climate change, relations between the European Union and its key international partners. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, spoke at the session on cooperation with Russia.

26.11.2019

RIAC at Eastern Mediterranean Security Conference in Cadenabbia (Italy)

On November 18–19, 2019, Cadenabbia (Italy) hosted a conference focusing on the issues of the Eastern Mediterranean and international affairs On November 18–19, 2019, Cadenabbia (Italy) hosted a conference focusing on the issues of the Eastern Mediterranean and international affairs. The event was organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Başkent University (Turkey), and Near East University (Turkey). Walter Glos, Director of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Turkey, and Ercan Çitlioğlu, Director of...

22.11.2019

Every Generation Has its Own Wall

The new generation of Europeans will find things much harder than we did I was fortunate enough to be in West Berlin on that momentous day in November 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, attending one of those round tables of "young European leaders" that were quite popular at the time. Around two dozen ambitious, energetic and for the most part extremely romantic-minded intellectuals and politicians in their early thirties had come from all corners of the continent to try their hand...

22.11.2019
 

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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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