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RIAC Takes Part in OSCE 2017 Annual Security Review Conference

Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, made a speech at the conference session that focused on transnational threats to European security On June 27–29, 2017, Vienna hosted OSCE Annual Security Review Conference to reflect on the work undertaken by the organization over the past year. Along with the representatives of OSCE participating States and the organization top management, representatives of leading partner organizations ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... possess? Or will the Donbas region separate from the rest of Ukraine? Is a new format for the Minsk talks needed? Should the U.S., and possibly Turkey, join the Minsk talks along with Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany? Would a peacekeeping mission under OSCE auspices prove acceptable if Kiev, Moscow and the eastern Ukrainian autonomists could agree? What would be the conditions needed for both sides to accept peacekeepers, if a settlement can be reached? Southern Caucasus A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations....


Countering the threats from the Middle East

... lines. We are aware that many previous attempts to create such a system have failed, and it cannot be imposed on the region by outside powers. We suggest nevertheless that experience from the Helsinki process in Europe and the modalities of work of the OSCE could be useful for regional actors who want to pursue this objective, and we stand ready to support this process. Signed Adam Daniel Rotfeld , former Foreign Minister, (Poland) (Task Force Co-Chair); Igor S. Ivanov , former Foreign Minister, President,...


Celebrating without Russia

This summer the world celebrates the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act. The jubilee session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly was held in Finland's capital in early July, but the festivities turned pretty sour since Finland banned the entry of several members of the Russian delegation and Moscow refused to attend amidst the Russia-West relationship ...


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

... Helsinki Accords were signed, the CSCE’s three “baskets,” or main spheres, were agreed upon: politico-military, 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 breakthrough achievement. The achievement of a balance between the two systems and the desire to maintain it was one of the main reasons that the CSCE survived the difficult period of the late 1970s ...


Alignment with the ICC: a Case to Enforce Helsinki Decisions

... These principles included sovereign equality, refraining from the threat or use of force, and respect for human rights. The Helsinki Final Act helped European countries on both sides of the Iron Curtain to overcome their divide. After 1991, the CSCE/OSCE was the spearhead of post-Cold War settlement and democratization. By the end of the 20th century, it became the world’s largest security-oriented organization. However, this was also the time when it faced a systemic and existential crisis....


SMART Strategy for OSCE in a Changing World

... “double standards” are perceived not as abnormal or as amoral practice, but rather as “a guide to action”, the international security architecture, as well as global governance, are becoming more uncertain, vulnerable and fragile. 3. Intellectual ... ... rules only increases the level of instability in the international system. The Roots of the Ukraine Crisis OSCE responds to crisis in & around Ukraine Amidst these aforementioned challenges, the emergence of the Ukraine crisis appears ...


Helsinki +40 Seminar Held in Stockholm

On March 11, 2015, RIAC Program Manager Natalia Evtikhevich was in Stockholm to take part in a seminar “ The OSCE’s Role in Consolidating European Security ” held within the Helsinki+40 project by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly , the Swedish Parliament and the Swedish Institute of International Affairs ( UI ). The event was attended by Cochairman ...


OSCE PA, German Marshall Fund and RIAC Discuss the Impact of Helsinki Act on Transatlantic Relations

On November 18, 2014 in Washington, DC, the German Marshall Fund of the United States held seminar “ Helsinki+40: the Significance for Transatlantic Relations ”, the second one in the series initiated by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly within project “Helsinki+40.” Last September, a similar event took place in Moscow . The Washington session was attended by GMF President Karen Donfreid, OSCE PA President Ilkka Kanerva, Cochairman of “Helsinki+40” ...


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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