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Conference “The China Factor in the Mediterranean”

... particular, experts discussed the Chinese investment expansion in the Mediterranean, the creation of transport and logistics corridors as part of economic projects of China, as well as China's political interaction with the countries of the EU, the Middle East and North Africa. The participants of the conference were welcomed by Alexey Gromyko, Director of the Institute of Europe of the RAS, Corresponding Member of the RAS, RIAC Member, and Olga Butorina, Deputy Director of the Institute of Europe of the RAS, Corresponding Member of the RAS, RIAC Member. A moderator of the discussion was Elena Alekseenkova, Head of the ...


RIAC and HSE Online Seminar «New Regional Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean?»

... regional actors Speakers: Pavel Shlykov, Associate Professor, Institute of Asian and African Studies at Lomonosov Moscow State University; RIAC Expert Elena Alekseenkova, Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Center for Italian Studies, Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, NRU HSE, RIAC Expert Chiara Lovotti, PhD candidate, Faculty of History, University of Bologna; Associate Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Center at Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) Grigory Lukyanov, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, NRU HSE; Researcher, Center for Arabic and Islamic Studies of the Institute ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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....


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....


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 ...


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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