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Crimea and Punishment

... can we explain Russia’s move to seize Ukrainian naval ships in the Kerch Strait? Andrey Kortunov I do not believe this move was a way for Russia to be provocative, given that the last thing the country needs today is an escalation of tensions with Ukraine. Although the initiative came from the Ukrainian side, Russia then responded very decisively, which definitely fuelled the crisis. Michel Duclos President Putin enjoys this kind of situation, and sees it as an opportunity to take action and make ...


The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... experts met at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. Their meeting, convened by CSIS and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), aimed to discuss four topics central to U.S.-Russian relations: the conflict in Ukraine, the future of the European security order, the war in Syria, and the question of interference in other states’ political processes. The attendees participated not as representatives of their countries or governments but rather as experts working ...


Will Donbass Live to See the UN Peacekeepers?

... the Minsk agreements would certainly need to be revised accordingly to reflect the progress of the peacekeeping mission. Keeping the pan-European perspective in mind. There is undoubtedly a bilateral causal link between the current crisis involving Ukraine and the more general problems related to European (or Euro–Atlantic) security. For as long as the Ukrainian crisis remains unresolved, the European security system cannot become indivisible; nor will it be possible to overcome the new east division of the continent. At the same time, the Ukrainian crisis cannot be resolved completely all efforts are ...


International Expert Group Lays out Ukraine’s Future Scenarios in Berlin

On November 8 in Berlin Friedrich Ebert Stiftung headquarters hosted a presentation of the report on Ukraine’s future scenarios prepared by an international group of experts in 2016-2017. On November 8 in Berlin Friedrich Ebert Stiftung headquarters hosted a presentation of the report on Ukraine’s future scenarios prepared by an international ...


How China and India Can Keep the Peace in Ukraine

... should recognise the irony in coming to the aid of both the West and the former Soviet bloc. Peacekeepers in southeastern Ukraine are suddenly back on the global policy agenda, and Asia now has its first major opportunity of this century to rescue ... ... peacekeeping proposal, driven probably by the economic urgency of removing Western sanctions and the political need to “solve” the Ukrainian crisis before the 2018 World Cup and presidential election, comes some two years too late, it remains as true today ...


The aggravation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has a pernicious effect on international stability

... Iranian problem remains complex, and, unfortunately, it appears that the current American leadership is determined to tighten further its approach to Iran, and this can have very serious consequences for the regional stability. - What initiatives on the Ukrainian crisis should be promoted at the UN General Assembly? - It seems to me, it is very important to promote the initiative that Moscow sounded: the creation of an international peacekeeping mission in Eastern Ukraine. We understand that there are a lot of details here, and probably not every proposal suits Kyiv and the West, and it is technologically necessary to solve all the issues. Nevertheless, the use of international peacekeepers is the most promising ...


RIAC Experts Discuss Results of the Minsk Agreement

On August 26, 2015, the Russian International Affairs Council held a roundtable on intermediate effects of the 1st Minsk Agreement. The event was opened by RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov and attended by authors of RIAC working paper The Ukraine Challenge for Russia – Assistant Professor of Post-Soviet Space Chair at Russian State University for Humanities Alexander Gushchin, Assistant Professor of Foreign Regions and Foreign Policy Studies at Russian State University for Humanities ...


Zurab Abashidze: Improving Relations is a Two-Way Street

... diplomatic relations with Russia, and there are regular flights between Kiev and Moscow. Georgia has allowed the same kind of relations to continue. As for the situation in Ukraine, Georgia unequivocally supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine and endeavours to provide the necessary aid to our close neighbours. Has the Ukrainian crisis altered the perception of the situation in South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia? Some people have changed their opinion, some have adopted even stronger stances. On the whole, the dramatic events that have unfolded in Ukraine are reminiscent ...


Ukraine is Intensifying the Transnistria Conflict

... deep and comprehensive free trade area with Moldova, with these effective preferences expiring on January 1, 2016. [18] As for Moldova, it is trying to exploit the situation in order to impose regulative control over Transnistrian enterprises. [19] The Ukrainian crisis is making the life of Tiraspol much harder. Since consumer demand in Ukraine and Russia is falling, Transnistrian companies are losing their eastern markets. Moreover, in spring 2015, Kiev strengthened its blockade of Transnistrian exports by restricting Ukrainian supplies and the banning delivery of excised items to the ...


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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