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Round Table ‘Visegrad Europe and Russia Today’

On 30 June, 2015 at 11:00, the round table ‘Visegrad Europe and Russia Today’ will be held at the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). The round table participants will include ambassadors of all the four countries (Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary), Russian experts and representatives ...


Russian-Turkish Relations in 2014

... the fore. Nevertheless, this format should not be ignored, as BSEC could become a convenient platform for coordinating complex economic projects in the region, testing initiatives and building additional support. Despite the tense relations between Russia and certain European countries amidst the Ukrainian crisis, and the lack of encouraging progress in Turkey’s accession to the EU, Moscow and Ankara are still interested in the project of building a Greater Europe. A common security space “from Lisbon to Vladivostok” is impossible ...


Russia and the West: The Muscle Flexing is Leading Nowhere Fast

... ministers from across Central and Eastern Europe. Also taking part are high-ranking officials from the U.S. State Department and the European Commission, as well as the heads of large defense companies, top international affairs experts and journalists. Russia-West relations are the leitmotif of the forum. As expected, criticism of Russia is not in short supply. However, it is no longer 2014, when the political changes in the region were nigh on catastrophic. The first impression from the 2015 meeting ...


Back to Lafayette

Prospects for Stationing U.S. Heavy Weapons in Central and Eastern Europe The “war of words” that is heating up between Russia and individual NATO countries in connection with plans to deploy significant military force in Europe is becoming increasingly strained. At first glance, such militant rhetoric could be explained by the escalation of the conflict in South-East ...


Harsh Realities in Ukraine

... cross the ceasefire lines. “Full restoration of social and economic transfers,” including pensions and taxes, has not happened. The reality is more of a tightening economic blockade. The restoration of Kiev’s control of the Ukrainian-Russian border, which was supposed to begin right after the local elections and be completed after the “full political regulation” of the situation in Donbass by the end of 2015, has been blocked by complete lack of progress on the political ...


Eight’s a Crowd

The latest G7 summit was held at the picturesque Schloss Elmau in Bavaria on June 8, 2015. Russia, which is no longer a club member, this time cemented the G7 countries as a common enemy, and even brought back the importance of the Group, which five years ago (with Russia in it) was fading away and losing its ground. The huge impact of the ...


Putin to meet Pope Francis in Rome: Ukraine and beyond

... Russian President ’s visit to the Milan World Exposition — Expo 2015. There is no doubt that Putin’s trip to Italy has the primary objective of reaffirming the relevance of Russian-Italian relations under the circumstances of the current Ukrainian crisis, as the Russian President himself firmly stressed in his Moscow meeting with Prime Minister Renzi in March and in a recent interview with Italy’s leading daily Il Corriere della Sera . Nonetheless, it is clear that this meeting is also a new step in the ...


Neither Catastrophe nor Structural Reforms

During times of crisis, maintaining international partnerships is a must for any country. How can this be achieved? First of all, through economic contacts. And as far as Russia is concerned, France remains one of its key economic partners despite political differences and the situation surrounding the Mistral ships, which has generated an avalanche of gossip, insinuations and spin doctoring. We met with Arnaud Dubien ...


John Kerry in Sochi: Will It Be Easier to Breathe by the Sea?

... the meeting would focus on bilateral relations. Lately Russia has been stuck in a vicious cycle, including the situation with the Ukrainian crisis – the central issue on the Russian agenda regarding the European dimension of its foreign policy. Russia is trying to resolve the Ukrainian crisis. This means that the systemic problems of European security must be addressed, since the Ukrainian crisis was the result of this systemic crisis of European security. For this to happen, all third parties must be involved – not ...


Modern Conflicts as a Reflection of Past Wars

On April 22, 2015, RIAC held its first open webinar on the nuclear element in Russian-American relations. To sum up the event, RIAC expert Alexey Fenenko , Leading Researcher at the RAS Institute of International Security Problems, gave an interview sharing his views on the dangers of modern military conflicts and their similarities ...


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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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