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Special Warheads and the Special Military Operation

... the case of “Russia is losing to NATO and produces its nuclear big stick,” other nuclear powers also envision, both overtly and covertly , such ways of using nuclear weapons. So far, it is certainly difficult to imagine a situation when, say, France gets involved in the hostilities around Ukraine and suffers horrendous losses, but life is full of surprises. At the same time, given the current available forces and the “conventional deterrence” concept in its various forms, first there ...


Meeting with French Ambassador Pierre Levy and German Ambassador Geza Andreas von Geyr

On May 5, 2022, Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, had a meeting with French Ambassador Pierre Levy and German Ambassador Geza Andreas von Geyr at the French Embassy in Russia On May 5, 2022, Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, had a meeting with French Ambassador Pierre Levy and German Ambassador Geza Andreas von Geyr at the French Embassy in Russia. The meeting addressed the prospects in relations between Russia and the European Union against the backdrop of the ongoing special military operation on the territory...


RIAC and Institut Montaigne Round Table on Settling the Ukrainian Crisis

... table on resolving the Ukrainian crisis and a ceasefire On March 31, 2022, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with Institut Montaigne held a round table on resolving the Ukrainian crisis and a ceasefire. Experts from Russia and France were invited to participate in the discussion. RIAC members and scientists representing RAS IMEMO, RAS Institute of Europe, MGIMO University, Higher School of Economics, as well as French experts from Institut Montaigne and the European Council ...


New Stage of Russia-France Relations Discussed at French Embassy Meeting

... Ambassador to Russia, at his residence On March 9, 2022, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Pierre Levy, French Ambassador to Russia, at his residence. The conversation was structured around the state and prospects of Russia-France relations in the context of Russia’s military operation on the territory of Ukraine. Possible new EU sanctions against Russia, as well as the options for de-escalating the crisis, were discussed. The meeting was attended by French Embassy staff....


The Role of Nuclear Energy for the Achievement of the EU’s and Russia’s Climate Targets

... it would seem, at a first glance, that the EU is becoming increasingly more adamant on the crucial role of nuclear power in the green transition. Nevertheless, at the national level, a dichotomy of approaches seems to be forming between Germany and France. Two different strategies for the achievement of the green transition, which are highly in contrast with one another. The German “Energiewende” with its anti-nuclear feature Germany is adamant on the phasing out of nuclear power from the national ...


Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group Supports Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States Affirming: “A Nuclear War Cannot be Won and Must Never be Fought”

The Statement of Co-Conveners of the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) The Co-Conveners of the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) released the following statement : “We welcome the leadership shown by the leaders of The People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America in their January 3, 2022 Joint Statement on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races...


The French Dispatch: The Year 2022 and European Security

... world has witnessed the collapse of the Open Skies Treaty, American-French discord concerning AUKUS, the termination of the official dialogue between Russia and NATO, and the migration crisis on the Polish-Belarusian border. Alexander Yermakov: Is France’s Nuclear Shield Big Enough to Cover All of Europe? Over the past year, the Western countries seem to have been searching for new strategies. Since the end of 2019, NATO has been developing a new concept, and in June 2021 at the summit in Brussels,...


Second RIAC and CONFLITS Webinar on Central Africa and the Sahel Region

... Mali. The webinar was attended by Herve Juvin, Member of the European Parliament, President of the Identity and Democracy Foundation; Daniel Dory, former Vice Minister of Territorial Planning of Bolivia, Associate Professor, La Rochelle University (France); Wolfgang Pusztai, Senior Advisor at the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) in Vienna. Russian side was represented by: Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Denis Degterev, Head of the Department of Theory and History ...


Africa-France Summit 2021: A Real Revival or a Trick?

The latest Africa-France Summit reflects the desire to manifest a possible Africanisation of Africa-France relations rather than a unilateral “francisation” of relations. On October 8–9, the New Africa-France 2021 Summit was held in Montpellier. Partially covered ...


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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  
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