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Asymmetry and Development of Russia-Japan Relations

... wishing to demolish forcibly the world order based on international law. There was no progress on the most complicated issue of the legal framework for joint economic activities. Japan faced the complicated task of striking a balancing stance on the “Skripal case” between the interests of western countries, primarily the US, and Russia. Japan did not expel Russian diplomats and, for a long time, abstained from condemning Russia. Following the meeting between Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Minister of ...


U.S.-Russia Relations: The Price of Cold War

No short cut to a more constructive relationship exists U.S.-Russian relations are not only in bad shape—very bad shape—but destructively and dangerously so. As each side sinks into deeper and wider alarm over the threat the other is believed to pose, something larger is being missed. The ignored price they and the rest of the world will eventually pay for their escalating Cold War is immense. At the top of the list, unnoticed, a nuclear world is slowly slipping out of control. No longer two,...


We have a smoking gun to expose fake accusations on Syria

... Syria was fake, the missiles were not fake, even though from a military point of view the attack didn’t produce much. But the entire European Union, 28 member states, accepted that first, that they should give their full support to Britain in the Skripal case, and also that missile attacks were perfectly justified after the chemical attack in Douma by the Syrian regime. Is the EU stupid or what? They have been misinformed, unfortunately. Some of them have good intelligence services. Yes, I believe ...


Russia vs the West: A War Scenario and a New Logic of Confrontation

... political differences. Apparently, in the current confrontational conditions “stable deterrence,” a scenario that seemed to be the least harmful, is receding into the past. At least three events have triggered the new logic of confrontation: the Skripal case, Washington’s new sanctions and the chemical incident in Syria. The Skripal case stands out because the collective West went for a sharp escalation without having authentic and transparent facts indicating Russia’s involvement in the ...


We Will Need to Return to Dialogue

... London and Moscow prior to our meetings and tried to involve as many experts with previous government experience as possible. This helped to balance creative thinking with suggestions grounded in political reality. While the new realities created by the Skripal case have invariably rendered some of our recommendations impossible to carry out in the immediate term, their underlying logic remains. Our joint experience confirms some of well-known observations about a dialogue on difficult matters. You will ...


Russian Experts and German Diplomats Discuss the Impact of Skripal Case on Russia-EU Relations

The following issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: recent aggravation in relations between Russia the West caused by Skripal Case and the possible impact of the current crisis on Russian-European relations in the medium term. On April 3, 2018, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Fyodor Lukyanov, RIAC Member, Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs magazine,...


What Сan Britain Do in Response to Russian Nerve Attack?

What Britain's options really are, and how Russia might respond. By Andrey Kortunov, Director General at the Russian International Affairs Council, and Jack Maidment, Political Correspondent for The Telegraph. The UK Government has concluded "it is highly likely that Russia was responsible" for a “brazen attempt to murder innocent civilians on our soil,” Theresa May told the Commons on Monday after a nerve agent was used on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. With the Prime...


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