... European Leadership Network, and the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Russian International Affairs Council has been participating in Riga Dialogue summit since 2015. This conference addressed the issues of the future of relations between Russia and NATO, the fate of the OSCE and other pan-European institutions, EU anti-Russian sanctions, and possible scenarios for the end of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, spoke at the meeting.
... to suit them. The majority of misunderstandings have been built on the foundations of outright lies and fantasy. The US and European Union created misleading narratives about Russian military intervention in Ukraine aiming to destabilising Russia and ... ... ongoing Ukraine crisis, the US posture toward Russia and Ukraine must be critically examined. Every move taken by the US since NATO's inception in Eastern Europe demonstrates how the US and other Western cultures have expanded their influence in order to ...
Moscow’s demands of the United States and NATO are in fact the strategic goals of Russian policy in Europe. If Russia cannot achieve them by diplomatic means, it will resort to other methods.
Moscow’s demands of the United States and NATO are in fact the strategic goals of Russian policy ...
... in Brussels, to the displeasure of sceptics, it was possible to agree on its basis—
the transatlantic agenda NATO 2030 (# NATO2030)
. While the broad formulations and a direct hierarchy of threats still require clarification, new projects in the field ... ... strengthening European sovereignty. The rhetoric of the document and its author is genuine textbook-realism. But now for the entire European Union.
Objectives of the French Presidency
, are not articulated directly but are quite visible—making the EU more ...
... in mind that Beijing is now the EU’s biggest trading partner, overtaking the U.S. in 2020. This is likely to result in the European Union gradually losing its position as a global competitive actor. In 1960 it accounted for 36,3% of global GDP, in 2020 ... ... We see scenarios when Europeans are intimidated with wild stories of a combined Sino-Russian threat. The strengthening of EU-NATO link puts at risk the neutral status of all the non-aligned non-NATO EU Member-States as well as keeps lowering the EU’s ...
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... start rebuilding trust between the parties, they would reduce the likelihood of an inadvertent collision between Russia and NATO.
Economic cooperation, which looked promising twenty-five years ago, has not lived up to expectations. Recently, economic ... ... some hope of a breakthrough is Russia-EU collaboration on the issue of climate. This is now seen as a priority not only in the European Union, but increasingly in Russia as well. What is particularly interesting here is exploring the nexus between climate ...
... Transnistria since 1992.
This situation is paradoxical because a rapprochement between Moscow and Chisinau could confer many strategic advantages on the Kremlin. In this respect, better Russian-Moldovan relations would thus hinder any possible advance of the European Union and NATO in Molodva, and could also force Ukraine to reconsider its diplomatic approach vis-à-vis the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Moreover, the strengthening of military cooperation between Moscow and Chisinau would increase pressure on Romania, which ...
... its member states; it should now be a matter of bolstering their power and solidarity. “The worst that can happen for the European Union is that the outcome of the U.S. election allows us to slip back into that state of apathy, complacency and resignation ... ... for too long,”
Guy Verhofstadt, one of the best-known European politicians and the European Parliament Brexit Coordinator.
Now, therefore, it is time “to prove itself as a true ally, not a liability,” an ally strong enough for the transatlantic ...
Even a partial restoration of transatlantic unity under a President Biden will be a blow to the official Kremlin narrative about the inexorable movement of the international system toward a polycentric world order
For several long years now, the European Union has been waging onerous trench warfare on two fronts. On the eastern front, Brussels has been in conflict with a malign Moscow since 2014: refusing to repeal sanctions against Russia, deflecting all the Kremlin’s new information attacks,...