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RIAC at Doha Forum 2019

... (Qatar) hosted Doha Forum 2019, one of the most ambitious and representative international conferences regularly held in the Middle East region. As usual, the Forum was attended by current and former statesmen, diplomats and businessmen, international ... ... Kortunov, RIAC Director General, made presentations at two sessions of the Doha Forum: at the session “A Stronger Role for Europe in the International Arena: What Would It Take?” (organized jointly by Aspen Institutes of Italy and Romania) and at ...

17.12.2019

Expo 2020 Dubai’/Celebrating the 48the/UAE’s National Day

The UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Report Marking the anniversary Celebrating in Romania the 48th UAE’s National Day, alongside with H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abdullah al Matrooshi, the Ambassador of the UAE in Romania, H.E. Andrei M. Grinkevich, Ambassador of Belarus, H.E. Teodor Melescanu, Minister H.E. Hans Klemm, Ambassador of the USA H.E. Valery I. Kuzmin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation H.E. Salah A. El-Sadek, Ambassador of Egypt and many other diplomats and exclusive...

04.12.2019

RIAC at the Session of International Initiative Middle East Dialogue

... Institute. The Middle East Dialogue brings together a group of reputable experts, public figures and former politicians from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Turkey, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, as well as from the United States, Europe, Russia, and China. The meeting discussed the latest events in the Middle East, the possibilities of using CSCE/OSCE experience to create a new security system in the Middle East region, the prospects for preparing the Middle East equivalent of Helsinki decalogue. The meeting was attended by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director ...

25.12.2018

The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. Their meeting, convened by CSIS and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), aimed to discuss four topics central to U.S.-Russian relations: the conflict in Ukraine, the future of the European security order, the war in Syria, and the question of interference in other states’ political processes. The attendees participated not as representatives of their countries or governments but rather as experts working collaboratively to define ...

12.11.2018

RIAC Takes Part in Euro-MED Think Tanks Forum

... Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Italian Institute for International Political Studies ( ISPI ) with the support of Think Tanks and Civil Society Program, University of Pensilvania. The heads of over fifty research organizations from Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa took part in the work of the Forum “Think Tanks in the Mediterranean. Policy Options to Build a Better Future”. The participants discussed the following issues: conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, Mediterranean ...

01.12.2017

RIAC and European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) discuss the Middle East Crises

... between Russia and the EU in the Middle East and North Africa. The event was opened by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Fredrik Wesslau, Director of the Wider Europe Programme at ECFR. The experts discussed regional actors’ stances in the Middle East conflicts, as well as Russian and European Union’s attitudes to the Syrian, Libyan, and Yemeni crises. European and Russian representatives assessed current processes and possible developments in the Middle East. The experts also discussed possible vectors of cooperation in the region....

13.07.2017

Snow is Still White in the Fields…Personal Notes on the Margins of the Munich Security Conference

... minister’s proposals were thought to be premature or not concrete enough. Hopefully, the issue of collective security in the Middle East will be brought back to the agenda in the near future. Why are We Waiting? Who are We Waiting For? www.securityconference.... ... recovered from the shock caused by the migration crisis. And new problems have arisen in relation with its partners within the European Union. As one speaker noted, “everyone is waiting for Germany to lead, but few are ready to accept its leadership....

17.02.2016

Cyprus: A Geostrategic Conundrum

... Air Force, and the U.S. Sixth Fleet. American military units have utilized the island during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. In addition, it can be used as a platform of special operations against terrorist cells in the wider Middle East region such as Syria and Iran. The geostrategic significance of the island is very important to American national interest. Moreover, the discovery of natural gas resources puts Cyprus as a major energy source country. Currently, the European economic crisis creates a peculiar situation for the economic and political survival of Cyprus. Adopting the U.S. dollar can create the conditions for a stable economic future. Currently, Israel and Cyprus signed an accord demarcating their maritime ...

12.07.2013

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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