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Russia-Ukraine War Alert: What’s Behind It and What Lies Ahead?

Perhaps the most important thing for the Russian leadership in this episode was to prevent the need to actually go to war against Ukraine in the future Perhaps the most important thing for the Russian leadership in this episode was to prevent the need to actually go to war against Ukraine ...


Discerning the Human Element Amid the Pandemic

... from friends and colleagues from various think-tanks across the globe – from Italy, from China, Argentina, US, UK, and many other countries. Often these were expressions of solidarity not only with my colleagues from Valdai, but more broadly with Russia and its people. Whatever the grand ideas and writings coming from the many think tanks around the world, it is the simple words of support and solidarity that rang most deeply in the many exchanges throughout the past year. I have also come to ...


MIT Webinar on the Future of Russia-U.S. Relations under the Biden Administration

On April 12, 2021, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hosted a virtual event on the future of Russia-U.S. relations under the Biden administration. On April 12, 2021, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) hosted a virtual event on the future of Russia-U.S. relations under the Biden administration. The event was hosted by the Center ...


“Poland’s Russia Sickness”: Does Support for Ukraine’s Conflict with Russia Serve U.S. Long-Term Strategic Goals and Regional Stability?

... scare in Donbass is receding,” as Carnegie Moscow’s Director, Dimitri Trenin, argues , and Poland is to be found among the countries most fiercely lobbying for Ukraine’s membership in NATO—a move which not only risks escalating tensions with Russia but also has a great potential of being detriment of the possible U.S. attempts to “chart a new course” for Moscow, as is discussed by David Keene and Dan Negrea on The National Interest ’s pages—and openly war-mongering against Russia,...


First aid: How Russia and the West Can Help Syrians in Idlib

... The question of humanitarian access into Idlib is now emerging as a central focus of new international politicking. In so doing, this small province could be pivotal to the future of the larger stalemate that has left the United States, Europe, and Russia locked in an unwinnable status quo. Russia has said that it plans to veto an extension of cross-border UN aid delivered from Turkey, authorised under UN Security Council resolution 2533, which is up for renewal in July, potentially depriving the ...


ISA Sanctions Policy Panel

... policy prove to be ‘independent’ when it comes to the application of sanctions? What are the main strategies of governments and businesses under sanctions? What are the effects and mechanisms through which sanctions operate? At the panel session, the Russian International Affairs Council was represented by Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, who made a report on the “European Sanctions Paradox: Why is Europe Vulnerable to the U.S. Enforcement and What Does it Mean for the U.S. Sanctions Efficiency?...


Russia and Europe: the Current Impasse and the Way Out

... of 2014—in which the Germans saw Russia as aggressive and the Russians saw Germany as perfidious—undermined what had remained of the relationship. The Navalny poisoning in August 2020, his dispatch to Germany for treatment, Germany’s public accusation that Russia had used a nerve agent to try to kill the opposition activist, Navalny’s return to Moscow from Berlin in January 2021, and his immediate jailing in Russia set the stage for a new, much colder period: not only in German-Russian relations, but ...


US Sanctions Against Iran and the Future of the JCPOA: A View From Tehran and Moscow

... from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018, renewing massive economic sanctions against Iran. The subsequent extraterritorial application of US sanctions forced a significant number of foreign companies to leave Iran. Ivan Timofeev: USA vs. JCPOA: How Can Russia and China Respond? Companies from the EU have suffered the most. Moreover, during the presidency of Donald Trump, the volume of restrictive measures against Iran was increased by Presidential Executive Orders No. 13846, 13871, 13876, 13902 and ...


Time to Create a Single Negotiating Cyber Forum under the UN General Assembly First Committee

... is especially disappointing. Still, we should recognize that the recent agreement through negotiations of the UN Open Ended Working Group is a positive step forward, in spite of the global trend towards escalating tensions, especially those between Russia, China and the U.S. We have two negotiating platforms, the GGE and the OEWG. What do you think about such co-existence? We appreciate the history and the genesis of these two parallel processes, however, I should say it is now time that we combined ...


Naval forces of great powers

... lighter counterparts. The viability of supercarriers has increasingly been in question in recent years as “carrier killer” missiles have been developed and deployed by China and Russia. New hypersonic missile systems such as the Chinese DF-21D or Russia’s Kh-47M2 (Kinzal) all having engagement ranges at least a thousand kilometers, capable of striking at hypersonic speeds and able to disable even the largest supercarriers with a single direct hit. The US Navy currently has no defense against such weapons. The proliferation of ‘carrier killer’ weapons is only ...


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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