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Meeting with Delegation of Bundestag Members from Free Democratic Party of Germany

... Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Andrey Kolesnikov, Chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, had a meeting with a delegation of Bundestag members from Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP) headed by Christian Lindner, Chairman of the party. The following issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: political and socio-economic development of Russia, Russian foreign policy, and interaction between Russia and the European ...


Igor Ivanov Speaks at Federal Academy for Security Policy (Germany)

On January 23, 2020, Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, addressed the audience of the Federal Academy for Security Policy (Germany), an inter-ministerial institution for advanced studies, education and training in security policy in the remit of the Federal Ministry of Defense of Germany. The Academy is headed by Ambassador Ekkehard Brose. On January 23, 2020, Igor Ivanov,...


Igor Ivanov’s Remarks at the Federal Academy for Security Policy

Russia and Europe are parts of a great, dynamically developing Eurasian space. There are many other actors here. Everyone has their own interests and plans. It is up to us to decide whether Russia and the EU will act as partners or as competitors. However, we do not have much time to make that decision. Other actors will not wait. Dear Ambassador Brose, Ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would like to thank the Federal Academy for Security Policy for inviting me to speak at today’s event. Sadly...


German fake neomilitarism or a New East Policy?

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer and her revolutionary foreign policy objectives for Germany „The end of Second World War followed by the collapse of Nazi Germany, US and its allies began to neutralize fascist elements and pressed on denazification (entnazifizieren) of the German society [to be honest the US and its allies have not ...


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. ...


RIAC — DGAP Roundtable on Cooperation in Eurasia

... as security risks. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, Milan Nic, Head of the Robert Bosch Centre for Central-Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia at DGAP as well as Cornelius Zimmermann, Senior Advisor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany, delivered welcoming remarks. Experts from Russia, the EU and China took part in the round table. The Russian side was represented by diplomats and experts from RIAC and other leading academic institutes, analytical centers and foundations, such ...


Joint RIAC and SWP (Germany) Workshop

On November 26, 2019, Moscow hosted the second joint workshop organized by RIAC and German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP, Germany). On November 26, 2019, Moscow hosted the second joint workshop organized by RIAC and German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP, Germany). The event was held as part of the dialog between ...


Every Generation Has its Own Wall

... Gate. The sounds flowed through the Wall, reflected off the powerful Doric gate columns, splashed onto the endless and poorly lit Unter den Linden and dissolved into the Berlin night air somewhere near the massive building of the Soviet embassy in East Germany. Pink Floyd unexpectedly turned into a kind of tuning fork for our actions that night, providing the rhythm for the blows of the countless hammers, crowbars and sledgehammers that were scatted over hundreds of metres of concrete wall. If memory ...


30 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall-Time for a New East Policy?

... Time to reflect on the development of the last 30 years and why we are on the verge of a new Cold War today. Perhaps Gorbachev made the mistake of not securing his own design for a New Europe at the time. The United States and the United Kingdom got Germany´s NATO membership, France the euro, Gorbachev $ 13 billion for the withdrawal of troops and $ 1.5 billion food aid as the supply situation of the Soviet Union worsened and the West feared that Gorbastchov would be overthrown. Perhaps more simply ...


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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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