Search: Russia,Arctic (112 materials)


Back to “Normalcy”

... region and the inevitable decline of the AZRF have been far less noticeable. Along with the socioeconomic development AZRF, Moscow has continued to bolster Russia’s defence capabilities in the region. For instance, the military infrastructure of the Russian Arctic is being improved by reconstructing several polar airfields and military bases that will be used as dual-purpose facilities (for both military and civil purposes). In all, 13 airfields, a ground aeronautical range, and ten radar locations and air ...


The Meeting with Swedish Diplomats and Experts Discusses Security Issues in the Baltic Sea Region and the Arctic

... of Defense, the Foreign Ministry and the Swedish National Defence Research Institute. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: security in the Baltic Sea area, state and areas for further development of international cooperation in the Arctic, possibility for restoring dialogue between Russia and NATO, as well as some aspects of bilateral Russian-Swedish relations. The meeting was also attended by diplomats from the political department of the Embassy of Sweden.


RIAC Hosts Meeting with Representatives of Canada MFA

... Programs, and Natalia Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager. The meeting focused on RIAC project on international cooperation in the Arctic, the North American area of RIAC research, and prospects for interaction with Canadian think tanks on cooperation between Russia and Canada in the Arctic.


Meeting with the Ambassador of Norway Rune Resaland

... November 9, 2018, Rune Resaland, the Ambassador of Norway to Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The Norwegian diplomat got acquainted with the current RIAC activities in the area of European security and international cooperation in the Arctic. The issues of expanding Russian-Norwegian cooperation through analytical centers and public organizations were discussed.


RIAC Holds Discussion on Integrated Management of Arctic Marine Space

... environmental management, — research in order to support the spatial planning in the marine Arctic. The participants of the discussion noted the importance of the topic stated for discussion, underscoring the need to develop approaches to protect Russia’s interests in the Arctic at all levels of regional interaction. Systematic and continuous work should be performed to clarify the conceptual framework to determine the formats and quality of international cooperation in the area of ecology and environmental protection....


Sanctions Activity of the US and the EU in Regard to Russia: Consequences for Arctic Projects

... to restrictive measures are listed in respective lists published by the Office of Foreign Assets Control: Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List (SSI List); Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List). Alexander Pilyasov, Alexander Kotov: The Russian Arctic: Potential for International Cooperation In July [ 4 ] and September 2014, the Office of Foreign Assets Control – OFAC adopted four Directives, in which the oil and gas industry in the Arctic is directly concerned in Directive 4 (of September ...


A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations

... broader agenda of cooperation on specific, attainable measures across different issues areas is also important for another reason: to help stabilize the relationship and buffer against conflict in the future. The analyses that follow examine prospects for Russia-U.S. cooperation in several crucial regions and fields: economics, energy, the Arctic, Euro-Atlantic security, the Middle East, strategic stability, cybersecurity, and countering terrorism and extremism. The report offer concrete, actionable recommendations in each area. Contributors : Heather A. Conley, William Courtney, R. Kim ...


Appeasing Norway

... intensifying confrontation between the US and Russia. Norway's role in improving the prospect of a successful US nuclear first strike received a fierce response from the Russian Ambassador to Norway, Ramishvili, who predicted there ‘will be no peaceful Arctic anymore’ and Norway would ‘have to face head-on Russia and Russian military might’. A similar warning was issued in November 2011, when President Medvedev announced that to prevent nuclear war, Russia may have to launch a limited military strike to decapitate NATO’s missile defence components when ...


US Professors Visited RIAC

... Mexico State University. Deputy Director of Programs Timur Makhmutov and Program Assistant Ksenia Kuzmina represented RIAC at the meeting. RIAC Officers presented the International Cooperation in the Arctic project. Participants of the event discussed Russian policy in the Arctic, opportunities for resource development in the Polar regions and prospects for Russia’s cooperation with Arctic and non-Arctic states. Particular attention was given to environment protection in the Arctic.


Worldwide Growth of Interest in the Arctic Is Not Surprising

... related issues can negatively affect cooperation or they can actually stimulate it in some way? Oran Young Dr. Oran Young : Accounts of the militarization of the Arctic are greatly exaggerated. There is a certain increase in military activity in the Arctic, but in case of Russia, for example, much of this is simply reoccupying facilities that were abandoned during the period of economic crisis. I don’t think this is an indicator of any sort of serious political or military conflict in the Arctic. The problem I see is ...


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  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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