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RIAC at 6th Transatlantic Forum on Russia

... by about 140 experts, journalists, diplomats, public figures and businessmen from Italy and foreign countries. The main discussion topics included: the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border, the contradictions between Russia and NATO, the role of Russian foreign policy in the Eastern Mediterranean, and the prospects for Russia-China cooperation. Russia was represented by the following speakers: Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Dmitry Suslov, RIAC Member, Deputy Director at the Centre for Comprehensive European and ...


What is Next for Russia and Greece?

... environment and its contradictions. The two leaders thus used several adjectives to illustrate the nature of the Sochi discussions—such as ‘productive’, ‘constructive’, ‘substantive’, ‘open’, ‘direct’, and ‘sincere’. Andrey Kortunov: Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Art of Balancing Greece’s membership in the EU and NATO—the cornerstone of its foreign policy—does not allow illusions about the future course of the Greek–Russian relations, which could deviate from the Western framework....


Russia: Towards a Balance of Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean

... amount, about US$25 billion, will be financed by a Russian loan. The first of four units is expected to be operational in 2026. Rosatom’s projects in Turkey and Egypt are implemented under the Built-Operate-Own system. Russia and Projects in the Eastern Mediterranean Russian oil and gas companies had an interest in the Eastern Mediterranean even before the Russian military operation in Syria. Several contracts from Russian oil and gas and construction companies signed before 2011 were disrupted in Libya and Syria ...


Russia in Libya and the Mediterranean

... inertia is still strong. Andrey Kortunov: Meeting Security Challenges in the Gulf: Ideal Solutions and Practical Steps A Change of Mind Now, if we put all this together as the basis for our analytical attempt, we might work out a better understanding of Russia’s foreign policy approach to Libya and the Eastern Mediterranean, which is a crucial part of the nation’s Southern track. As mentioned before, Russia has lost interest in Libya for practical reasons. For some time, the country was considered a Western fiasco; and as such, it was apodictically ...


SWP and FPRI International Conference on Relations between Turkey, Russia and the West and What the Stakes are in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean

... the Eastern Mediterranean. The conference was attended by about fifty experts from Germany, the United States, Russia, Turkey, Italy and other Mediterranean countries. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, spoke at the conference on the evolution of Russia's strategy in the Eastern Mediterranean in 2015–2021. The conference was attended by Irina Zvyagelskaya, RIAC Member, Head of the Center for the Middle East Studies at RAS IMEMO, Professor of the Department of Oriental Studies at MGIMO MFA, Senior Researcher at the Center ...


The Energy Sector, Competition and Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... matters are only exacerbating the regional predicament. As they overlap with the traditional Israeli-Palestinian, Greek-Turkish and Cyprus questions, these developments are encouraging escalation and further competition. The Global Dimension: The U.S. and Russia in the Eastern Mediterranean A competitive foundation for international relations is currently solidifying in the Eastern Mediterranean. There are no expectations of a cooperative approach, since one party or another will always have greater ambitions and will ...


Turkish and Russian Approaches to Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

... between the two countries, the potential for lessening US influence in the region will be revealed, and it will see Russia, which is competent enough to undermine the status quo against the United States, which has dominated the region since the Cold War. Russia's Eastern Mediterranean policies have become a reflection of Middle-Eastern policies. In addition to Moscow's military position on the region, air defense systems, special forces and, naval units stationed in Syria have a presence on the ground. Russia ...


U.S.-Russia Relations at a Crossroads

... and potential source of insecurity emanating from state and non-state threats. It relies on transit to and from the Black Sea into the Eastern Med to access the Indian Ocean through the Suez Canal. This defensive threat perception extends across the Eastern Mediterranean, which Russia views as an extension of its Black Sea frontier. Although Russia had been absent from the region for many years, Russia’s 2015 intervention on behalf of Bashar al Assad, Russia’s last remaining ally in the region, was a return to historical ...


Contradictory Perceptions of Current Russia-Cyprus Relations

... truths about the bilateral relations being negatively affected. This question should be addressed not only because these relations have been special and mutually beneficial but especially because Russia and Cyprus will clearly need each other in the Eastern Mediterranean labyrinthine future. Russian-Cypriot Mutual Benefits Costas Melakopides: How Rational Is President Erdogan’s Policy against Cyprus and Greece: a Case Study With “pragmatic idealism” progressively established, one could identify numerous substantial benefits for both ...


EU-Russia Antagonism in the Eastern Mediterranean

... anti-money laundering measures and the financing of terrorism (MONEYVAL), was perceived to meet, with only minor deficiencies, all of the standards concerning anti-money laundering and the criminalisation of the financing of terrorism. In intepretting Russia’s course towards the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, despite some opposite appearances, it seems that all of the countries in the region have been in general of secondary importance for Moscow. Only occasionally have some of them, such as Cyprus in the post-Cold War, acquired a high ...


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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