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The OSCE's Role in a Changing World: New Steps for the Future

... maintenance of a constructive relationship between participating states. This point appears to have returned today, when during the Ukrainian crisis, the OSCE has proved to be the only institution of European security that could engage all parties of the conflict ... ... economic-ecological and humanitarian dimensions [2] . This comprehensive understanding went far beyond traditional notions of international security. Thus already at the time of its establishment, the OSCE was able to step into the future. It was its first ...


SMART Strategy for OSCE in a Changing World

... alternatively, we are moving towards “ an age of entropy ” [9] , where international politics transforms into a system far more erratic, unsettled and devoid of behavioral regularities. 2. International institutions are playing catch-up “The Ukrainian crisis – and prior to that, the crisis in the Middle East – underscored the evanescence of many post-Cold war institutions” [10] . Such post-Cold War institutions are no longer able to guarantee international security. Meanwhile, states are lending little weight to international law and are increasingly willing to use force unilaterally to protect their individual interests. The latter is often the result of the great powers’ individual ...


John Kerry in Sochi: Will It Be Easier to Breathe by the Sea?

... currently not enough information about the visit in the media. Vladimir Putin’s press spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the meeting would focus on bilateral relations. Lately Russia has been stuck in a vicious cycle, including the situation with the Ukrainian crisis – the central issue on the Russian agenda regarding the European dimension of its foreign policy. Russia is trying to resolve the Ukrainian crisis. This means that the systemic problems of European security must be addressed, since ...


Andrei Kortunov and Igor Yurgens Represent Russia at 2015 Riga Security Seminar

The 2015 Riga Security Seminar devoted to the problems of preserving and strengthening security in Europe in the context of the Ukrainian crisis took place on April 9–10. The seminar was organized by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and the European Leadership Network , with the support of the Friederich Ebert Stiftung and the U.S. Nuclear Threat Initiative ...


From Russia with Concern: A Letter to an American Friend

An open letter from Ivan Timofeev to his American counterpart Robert E. Berls Jr. Last week the Moscow Times published an open letter by Robert Berls, senior adviser for Russia and Eurasia at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). In his letter to the Russian colleagues, Mr.Berls expressed his concern over deteriorating relations between Russia and the West. RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev responded to his letter and wrote his own one that we publish on the Russia Direct and RIAC website. ...


Full-Frontal Attack: It’s Time for the “Pilots” to Think

Shuttle diplomacy exercised by European leaders gives us a phantom of a chance that we must not overlook The first impression from the Munich conference is that relations between Russia and the West are beginning to resemble a game of chicken. It is as if two airplanes are rushing towards each other head-on, and both crews refuse to deviate from their planned route. The only way for one side to win is for his opponent to lose. It is a virtually impossible task to make concessions or for both opponents...


Ukraine Crisis More Dangerous Than Cold War

Instead of a new Cold War, someday we could face a real, large-scale military conflict Since the crisis in Ukraine began, many have claimed that a new Cold War between Russia and the West already exists. This rhetoric, used even by high-profile politicians, in my opinion, is driven mostly by emotions and is meant to justify difficult positions taken by one or the other side. I am convinced that no Cold War of the type we experienced in the second half of the 20th century can be repeated today....


Cold Peace in European Skies

... verge of invading Europe [14] . Despite the scrupulously collected and systemized data, the policy brief in question appears to be a piece aimed at making the mudslinging more convincing. Russia's Attitude REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Alexei Fenenko: Is Ukrainian Crisis the Last for Russia? As far as airspace encounters are concerned, Russia's official view, mostly responding to accusations, is normally presented by the Ministry of Defense, which traditionally focuses on adherence to international law ...


Ukraine Crisis Brings Russia and China Closer

On October 23, 2014, the Russian International Affairs Council received a delegation of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries ( CPAFFC ) to hold an expert meeting on Russian-Chinese Relations in the Ukraine Crisis Context . The Chinese side was represented by CPAFFC Secretary General Zhou Xinzheng, Director of CPAFFC Department for European Relations Zhao Jun, CPAFFC Council members Wu Dahui, Mo Zhaojie, Chen Bo, Chen Shijie, Kong Xiangzhi and Chan Hiu Tung, as...


Igor Ivanov Speaks at Kennan Institute

On October 6, 2014 RIAC President Igor Ivanov spoke at Kennan Institute before a large group of American and world experts on whether a real Russia-U.S. partnership is possible. The event was opened by Jane Harman, Head of Woodrow Wilson Center, and was moderated by Jill Dougherty, CNN international correspondent. More than 150 representatives of Washington think tanks, journalists, officials, professors from local universities and diplomats accredited in Washington participated in the meeting. Report...


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