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RIAC and ELN Discuss Development of Cooperation Online

On March 26, 2020, RIAC held an online meeting with the European Leadership Network (ELN) On March 26, 2020, RIAC held an online meeting with the European Leadership Network ( ELN ). The discussion focused on the development of cooperation between RIAC and ELN on the platform of YGLN (Younger Generation Leaders Network), the initiative for young experts. It was decided to switch the activities of the group to online mode. An online round table for group members was scheduled for May. The participants...


UK–Russia Security Relations: Talking To Understand

RIAC–RUSI Report A report based on findings from the latest round of the UK–Russia Track 1.5 (non-governmental) bilateral security dialogue, which RUSI held in collaboration with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Previous iterations of the dialogue have covered a range of geopolitical issues such as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, organised crime, terrorism, and the Middle East. This year, the workshops focused on the challenging issues of the economic opportunities...


Coronavirus Reveals Cracks in European Unity

... truthfully, they have been there from the start and have been widening since then. A History of Discord Ivan Timofeev: COVID-19: Toward New Forms of Social Organisation? A more historic example of discrepancy in unity was the preferential treatment of the United Kingdom in terms of their financial contributions to the EU budget. The so-called “UK Rebate,” active from 1985 to 2020, ensured that the UK retained the majority of its financial contributions. Many EU member states have repeatedly sought ...


Can Moscow and London Find a Way forward on the NPT?

The European Leadership Network Report The European Leadership Network Report The UK and Russia hold pivotal roles within the Non-Proliferation Treaty regime and share a common interest in its preservation and longevity. This report offers a set of recommendations on how the UK and Russia could display leadership, create opportunities, and positively shape the 2020 Review Conference and advance the NPT agenda beyond RevCon. The recommendations in this report are the result of the European Leadership...


Greece and Russia: Back to the Truman Doctrine?

Despite the public relations spin on events, little has altered since the assassination of Greece’s first pro-Russian leader, Count Kapodistrias Britain’s well-known keenness to keep Russia, and then the Soviet Union, and now again just Russia, away from the Eastern Mediterranean is a well-established fact of foreign policy. Since the end of the last world war, the same policy has returned, albeit in the new colours of America, with the UK in attendance. This article traces some key events in the...


RIAC and RUSI Discuss Challenges to Information Space in Russia and the UK

The seminar was devoted to the analysis of challenges to the information spaces of Russia and the UK, the rules of conduct in the information space, and media codes in Russia and the UK, the development of social networks and their influence, the creation, spread and effects of fake news in both countries On January 20, 2020, in Moscow, RIAC held the final workshop of the bilateral Russia-UK security project. The project started in 2016 and completed its fourth cycle on January 20, 2020. RIAC partner...


Meeting with Director General for Political Affairs at FCO Richard Moore Addresses Russia and UK Positions in Conflict Situations in the Middle East

On December 18, 2019, at the residence of the British Ambassador to Russia, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Irina Zvyagelskaya, RIAC expert, Senior Researcher at RAS Institute of Oriental Studies, had a meeting with Richard Moore, Director General for Political Affairs at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visiting Moscow to participate in the negotiations of the representatives of the European three with Sergei Ryabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, on the issues...


In London RIAC and RUSI Discuss Activity of Private Military and Security Companies

The project started in 2016 and in 2019 completes its fourth cycle. RIAC partner in the project is the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the oldest British non-governmental organization with headquarters in London. On December 9, 2019, in London, RIAC held the third seminar as part of the bilateral Russia-UK security project. The project started in 2016 and in 2019 completes its fourth cycle. RIAC partner in the project is the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the oldest British non-governmental...


Maxine David: The UK Has Acted as a Cautionary Tale to Other EU Countries

If another state were to do this, they would have to think very carefully on how they need to educate their people and correctly express the question being asked During the 11th EUREN meeting in Moscow, the RIAC editorial team sat down with Dr Maxine David, Lecturer in European Studies at Leiden University and Research Fellow at the Global Europe Centre at the University of Kent. The discussion was focused on the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, how a new generation of voters could potentially...


RIAC and ELN Discuss Forms of Russia-UK Dialogue on Nuclear Safety Issues

... on Russian-British Dialogue on Nuclear Safety: Positions of Moscow and London on the Future of NPT. Leading experts on non-proliferation and nuclear issues, former diplomats and military, officials and advisers to analytical centers of Russia and the United Kingdom discussed possible forms of dialog between Russia and the United Kingdom on nuclear issues in the group of nuclear powers in the context of the 2020 NPT Conference. Dmitry Stefanovich, RIAC Expert, an independent expert in nuclear weapons ...


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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