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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...

05.05.2022

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

... data provided, 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 ...

04.03.2022

Nord Stream 2 is not dead, it’s a sleeping beauty

... appreciated the initial initiative by France back in 2014 to use this Normandy gathering to set up a negotiating format, which we hoped would facilitate progress along the implementation of the Minsk agreements. Unfortunately, the efforts of France and Germany over all these years were not sufficient to persuade Kyiv to implement the Minsk agreements. I can refer to the very last meeting of the political advisors of the Normandy leaders in Berlin, a couple of weeks ago, where the Ukraine representatives ...

25.02.2022

Merkel’s Legacy, as Seen From Russia

... sixteen years as German chancellor have shaped Berlin’s place and role in Europe and in the twenty-first-century world at large. Her legacy will live on long after she steps down from the leadership. While firmly embedded within the European Union, Germany has essentially become its sole, though by no means, absolute leader. It is a peaceful champion of a soft European version of liberalism. Vocal support for values does not, however, translate into interventionism. Nor does it prevent Germany from ...

19.10.2021

Robert Bosch Academy Forum on Germany’s Federal Election

On September 1, 2021, Robert Bosch Academy, Germany, held a digital international expert forum on the course of Bundestag election campaign, Germany going to the polls on September 26 On September 1, 2021, Robert Bosch Academy, Germany, held a digital international expert forum on the course ...

03.09.2021

RIAC at Dialog-Europe-Russia Advisory Board Meeting

The meeting agenda covers the latest international events affecting relations between Russia and the European Union, and the prospects for the development of bilateral cooperation in various fields On August 27–29, 2021, Salzburg (Austria) is hosting a regular hybrid meeting of DER-Dialog-Europe-Russia Advisory Board, that meets twice a year under Wolfgang Schüssel, former Federal Chancellor of Austria (2000–2007). The Russian side is represented by a group of RIAC members and experts, including...

31.08.2021

Without roots, no future. Germans and Russians – Decoupling ideologies

... that need to be uncovered for its roots to be revealed—as there is no future without roots. Thus, it is necessary to decouple from all ideas and ideologies that have long determined political activity around the world. Let us start with Russia and Germany, since their destinies are forever linked; historically, culturally and geopolitically. “I have sympathy toward the German people; my ancestors came to Russia from Westphalia under Peter the Great. Great nations can stay dormant for some time,...

27.08.2021

EU Policy towards Ukraine: Room for Improvement

... actions in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine (Schmidt, 2016). A single unified EU policy does not exist as each country pursues its own foreign policy interests. The peace talks held under the “Normandy” format have not been led by the EU, but France and Germany have instead taken the reign. Despite the fact that the EU has imposed sanctions on Russia in the aftermath of Crimea changing its jurisdiction in 2014, they have not been without their criticisms from some of the member states. Italy certainly ...

26.08.2021

The End of a Belle Époque: Stability and Risks in Germany’s Elections

We can talk about the firm intention of the ruling party to maintain the leadership and course of the outgoing chancellor On September 26, 2021, Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure as Federal Chancellor of Germany will end. Protracted periods of stability, even positive stability, as a rule lead to a decrease in domestic political activity: players get used to an adaptive strategy, lose their ability to manoeuvre tenaciously, and at a turning point cannot ...

25.08.2021

Conquering the Emptiness: A New Stage in the Militarization of Outer Space

... among its allies. In September 2019, France established, as part of its air force, a Space Command with a higher status than before, and in October 2020, NATO announced the creation of a space centre at Allied Air Command in the Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom is planning to establish its own Space Command in 2022 , and even the “pacifist” Japan announced the launch of a new “Space Operations Squadron” to "protect Japanese satellites." Undoubtedly, ...

09.02.2021
 

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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