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Phil Gurski: G8 Was a Good Forum for Sharing Information

... professionals. Primarily, this concerns the area of security and, in particular, counter-terrorism efforts, which should be conducted within the framework of international cooperation. A vivid example is the suspension of Russia’s membership in the G8 in March 2014 due to Crimea becoming part of the Russian Federation. The other members of this international club — the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, France, and Japan — have returned to the format of the G7. Probably, Western politicians ...


Eight’s a Crowd

... brought back the importance of the Group, which five years ago (with Russia in it) was fading away and losing its ground. The huge impact of the G20 Summit in Toronto, coupled with almost complete silence (even among anti-globalists) with regard to the G8 Summit that preceded it, proves this. To Be or Not to Be Having tried and failed in 2014 to block the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, the remaining G8 members came up with a less dramatic, but equally effective way of “punishing” Russia ...


The G8 Summit 2014 in Sochi. Perspectives after Situation in Ukraine

International experts' comments The rapid development of situation in Ukraine led many G8 countries’ officials to show their concerns about the possibility of keeping the forum in a past format. We asked international experts to share their opinion on the consequences that situation in Ukraine may have on the G8 summit in Sochi and ...


Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals and Russia’s Input in the Renewed Partnership Discussed in Moscow

On March 12, Moscow hosted international high-level expert workshop "Post-2015 Development Agenda: toward a Renewed Partnership for Development " sponsored by the World Bank, United Nations Development Program and Russia's G8 Sherpa Office and attended by top officials of international organizations, ministries and agencies, Russian and foreign experts, civil society leaders and businesspersons. The participants focused on the results of the broad debate within the UN efforts ...


RIAC Meets Foreign Office Representatives to Discuss Russia's G8 Presidency

... Vyacheslav Nikonov, and Rosatom Deputy Director Ambassador Nikolay Spassky (both RIAC members) visited the residence of UK Ambassador to Moscow Timothy Barrow to meet Foreign Office Political Director Simon Grass who came to Moscow for preparations of the G8 summit scheduled for June 2014 in Moscow. Moderated by Mr. Barrow, the discussion covered various aspects of Russia's presidency in the G8, current and future relations between Russia and the European Union, international security, and Russian-British ...


Does Russia stand among the great nations?

It is almost exactly 15 years to the day that the first G8 meeting took place in Birmingham. It was an informal forum of the world’s eight leading industrial nations, to which Russia had just ascended. Fifteen years later, Moscow has not only become a member of nearly every international club, but it ...


G20, G8, BRICS development momentum and interests of Russia

... Report №2 / 2012 The report presents key findings and recommendations of several scientific and expert workshops conducted by Russian International Affairs Council within the project «Increasing the effectiveness of Russia’s Participation in G8, G20, and BRICS in accordance with the Priorities and National Interests of Russia». The report deals with the problems of legitimacy and effectiveness of the «Group of Twenty» as a platform for the dialogue between developed and developing countries,...


G8 Summit: suspense

Standby summit? The 38th G8 summit was held in Camp David, Maryland, United States, on 18–19 May 2012. Not much was expected from this summit, even though this was not connected with the fact that Vladimir Putin did not go there. The world is frozen in anticipation of the outcome ...


Poll conducted

  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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