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The Astana Model: Methods and Ambitions of Russian Political Action

Unlike the United States, Russia cannot “withdraw” from the region without creating a range of new security problems for itself Russian performance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region can arguably qualify as one of the most spectacular foreign policy success stories of President Vladimir Putin and his team in recent times. With relatively modest investments in blood and treasure, Moscow has managed to turn itself from an almost invisible, marginal player into a power broker of international...


Can Russia Help China Counter Missile Threats?

... Putin’s statement on Russia helping China develop its missile early warning system. D. Stefanovich expresses his views of the nature of possible cooperation, the objectives of creating such a system and its impact on the regional and global systems of international security. At this year’s annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would help China develop a missile warning system. What would such cooperation involve? Equipment supplies, technology transfer ...


HSE Hosts a Presentation of RIAC Reader Armies and Security in the Middle East and North Africa

The event was attended by representatives of leading Russian research centers, government agencies, Russian and foreign media. On September 20, 2019, in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with the National Research University Higher School of Economics held a presentation of RIAC’s reader Armies and Security in the Middle East and North Africa. The event was attended by representatives of leading Russian research centers, government agencies, Russian and foreign media...


JCPOA: Forward Into the Past

Sooner or later, the Emerging Situation Will Force the Trump Administration to Make the Difficult Choice between the JCPOA and a New War in the Middle East In the last few months, the U.S.¬–Iran confrontation has been rapidly and steadily plunging the Middle East into the atmosphere of an impending armed conflict. The main stumbling block for Tehran and Washington is the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the two states differed in their assessment of its terms. Iran believes that...


Russia — New Zealand Expert Discussion on Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific

Participants discussed relevant issues between the Asia-Pacific countries and views of Russia and New Zealand on regional security On September 16, 2019, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) with the support of the Embassy of New Zealand in Moscow held a round table “Regional Development and Security: Russia’s and New Zealand’s Approaches.” Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, and Ian Hill, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of New Zealand to Russia, while opening the...


Factors That Led to the Growth of Al-Qaida and Emergence of ISIS Are Still There

As long as this region is not stabilized, ISIS will continue to emerge and re-emerge Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, President of the Middle East Research Institute, shares his thoughts on security issues for the Middle East. Andrey Kortunov, Michel Duclos: Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice Nowadays, Iran is perceived mostly as the source of instability in the region. In your opinion, there is something that regional actors and global actors can do here to change the situation? What is clearly...


RIAC and International Crisis Group Discuss Future Gulf Security Architecture

On September 9, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council on (RIAC) hosted a round table “On the Way to De-Escalation in the Persian Gulf: Regional Rivals and External Actors”. On September 9, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council on (RIAC) hosted a round table “On the Way to De-Escalation in the Persian Gulf: Regional Rivals and External Actors”. Opening remarks were made by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Aidar Aganin, Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department...


Are Sanctions Conducive to Korean Settlement?

The dialogue process between the DPRK and the US is frozen, the cooperation between the North and the South is terminated Since the beginning of 2019, the solution to the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula and the issues of providing security assurances for the DPRK have made no progress. Despite several important meetings between Kim Jong-un and the leaders of the PRC, Russia, the Republic of Korea, and the United States, a full-fledged diplomatic process has not been launched. Gleb Ivashentsov::...


Russia and China: Union or Strategic Uncertainty?

Maintaining relations as a kind of “not fully formed union” has its benefits for both Russia and China Russia–China military cooperation is gaining momentum. Since the start of the year, the sides have conducted naval exercises, the first joint patrol of bomber aircraft and a series of joint military competitions. Theatre of war missile defense exercises in the form of computer simulation has also been announced. And the Chinese side will once again take part in the Tsentr strategic command post...


Seeking the Holy Grail but Finding New Pandora’s Boxes: Confidentiality and International Security

... is vague We all know, or suspect, that confidentiality is important: no one wants their personal, sensitive information to become public. However, at what point does data confidentiality cease to be our own personal business and become a matter of international security, a focus of national or international agendas? Pavel Sharikov Protecting Sensitive Data: The Experience of Russia and the US There is currently no common notion of privacy, but there are many interpretations of the concept, and ...


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