Search: Post-Soviet States (12 materials)

 

International Crisis Group Discusses the Impact of Pandemic on Conflicts in Post-Soviet Space

On May 12, 2020, International Crisis Group held an online expert meeting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on conflict situations in the post-Soviet space, the possibilities of international cooperation in combating coronavirus and preventing humanitarian emergencies in armed conflict zones. On May 12, 2020, International Crisis Group held an online expert meeting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on conflict situations in the post-Soviet space, the possibilities of international cooperation...

13.05.2020

Seminar on Conflicts in the Post-Soviet Space and CIS Policy

... ‘status’ in the definition of Russian foreign policy and the question of self-perception as ‘Western’ or not. Following this, Ekaterina Chimiris, RIAC Program Manager, presented her project aimed at constructing a model of relationships between post-soviet states. Most of the expert discussions were focused on the question of Nagorno-Karabakh, following the presentation of the report International Crisis Group report “ Digging out of Deadlock in Nagorno-Karabakh ” by Olesya Vartanyan and ...

03.03.2020

Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

Russia is back and here to stay. Others had better accept it and learn to deal with it — without undue expectations, but also without inordinate fear. For many in the West, Russia’s return to the world stage over the past few years has come as a surprise, and not an especially pleasant one. After the downfall of the Soviet Union, the country was written off as a regional power, a filling station masquerading as a state. Five years later, however, Russia is still resilient, despite the Western...

19.11.2019

A Different Global Governance: Taming the Excesses of Realpolitik

A man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress. Ayn Rand, author of “The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism” Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. Oscar Wilde The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. John Kenneth Galbraith Today’s international scene is dominated by Realpolitik – national interest...

13.03.2019

RIAC Takes Part in International Summer School at Vienna University Eurasian Affairs Research Institute

On September 4, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council hosted two sessions of International Summer School organized by Vienna University Eurasian Affairs Research Institute. On September 4, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council hosted two sessions of International Summer School organized by Vienna University Eurasian Affairs Research Institute. The participants of the School included students, post-graduate students, and professors of the University of Vienna, dealing with the issues...

06.09.2018

Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future: An Anthology

This publication includes 53 articles analysing the main development trends in the post-Soviet space – both the geopolitical region as a whole and the individual countries that make it up. The anthology consists of three sections: the first section is retrospective in nature and looks at the post-Soviet space 20 years after the collapse of the USSR; the second section analyses the current state of the former Soviet nations; and the third section provides a number of forecasts for the development...

11.04.2018

Presentation of the RIAC book "Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future"

The past 22th of February the presentation of the book "Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future" took place at RIAC’s office at the “Alexander House” with the participation of the authors Sergey Markedonov, Aza Mighranyan and Elena Kuzmina. The past 22th of February the presentation of the book "Evolution of Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future" took place at RIAC’s office at the “Alexander House” with the participation of the authors Sergey Markedonov...

26.02.2018

Russia's Foreign Policy: Looking Towards 2018. Summary

... identify the most important areas of Russia’s foreign policy for 2018, as well as the key threats and opportunities for the country on the global arena. The geographic scope of the forecasts covers the West, the Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the post-Soviet states. The authors hope that the ideas and conclusions provided in this report will be of use to the Russian authorities when making foreign policy decisions, and will come in handy for experts in international affairs, researchers and journalists....

25.12.2017

Roundtable “The former Soviet Union 25 Years after: Past, Present and the Future of Ex-republics”

On February, 9 2017, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held the press-conference in the media centre of Rossiya Segodnya news agency, dedicated to the main trends and the prospects for the development of the post-Soviet space. The event was timed for the 25 th anniversary of the Soviet Union dissolution and the formation of new independent states on its territory. RIAC members and experts discussed the current situation in the former Soviet Union countries, political and economic prospects...

14.02.2017

In Reading Putin, Don’t Mistake Nostalgia for Ambition

Should the West be concerned about the Eurasian Economic Union? Is it a disguised attempt to resurrect the Soviet Union? Does Vladimir Putin want to restore the Soviet Union? Nobody can irrefutably prove that he does not. However, nobody can prove either that Barack Obama does not want to turn the United States into amonarchy or that Bill Bailey has no wish to become the new Dalai Lama. It is apparent that Putin feels nostalgic about the Soviet past, which is only natural for a person of his age...

28.09.2016
 

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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