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Online Meeting with German Embassy in Russia

The online discussion focused on further cooperation and plans for the joint seminar by RIAC and the German Embassy during the period of the German EU Council Presidency On May 27, 2020, RIAC held an online meeting with the German Embassy in the Russian Federation. The meeting was attended by Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, Natalya Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager, Géza Andreas von Geyr, German Ambassador to Russia,...


Andrey Kortunov and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Lee Sok-Bae Discuss Aggravation of the U.S.-China Relations

On May 27, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held an online meeting with Lee Sok-bae, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Russia. On May 27, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held an online meeting with Lee Sok-bae, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Russia. The following international problems related to the current aggravation of relations between the ...


The Coronavirus and Conflicts in the Middle East

... rivalry. There are new nuclear missiles, cyber- and biotechnologies, "hybrid wars," and the consequences of all these trends are not yet entirely clear, which makes this rivalry far more dangerous than the USSR-US confrontation. Andrey Kortunov: Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Achievements and Limitations Thus far, it is difficult to say confidently what direction these developments will take and whether they will become a turning point. In any case (and here Russian and Western analysts ...


Covid-19 Sports Diplomacy. Soft power vs. populism

... athletics—spectator sports—to create the sense of a "new normal." The costs of doing this are likely to be more social, than political. After all, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are well known sports fans. Joe Biden is not. TASS reports that the Russian Premier League football championship will resume play late next month. Germany's vaunted Bundesliga has already started playing in empty stadiums with some modified rules and players and venues under strict medical control. Online advertising ...


RIAC Round Table "COVID-19 Epidemic: the Future of "European Unity" and EU Foreign Policy"

... an online round-table discussion "COVID-19 Epidemic: the Future of "European Unity" and EU Foreign Policy". Opening speeches were made by: Igor Ivanov, RIAC President; Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia, RIAC Member; Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia, RIAC Member. Presentations were made by the following panelists,...


Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020

Policy Brief #27 / 2020 Policy Brief #27 / 2020 Executive Summary — The report asesses the risks of sanctions against Russia over the year. — By 2020, the use of sanctions against Russia had gained much more stability compared to previous years. The damage caused by the new restrictive measures can be considered limited. The key issue is whether the situation in the ...


A Russia-EU-Africa Energy Strategy. Nuclear and Renewable Energy Security

... developing economies, a crucial need for energy security and international commitment to sustainability and green economies, this continent has all the characteristics of an attractive market for nuclear and renewable resources. The European Union and the Russian Federation are giants in the sphere of energy: not only do they develop and manufacture energy technologies and power plants, but also have a genuine interest in exporting them globally. This includes the African continent. However, Africa comes ...


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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