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Rising Nuclear Dangers: Steps to Reduce Risks in the Euro-Atlantic Region

NTI Report Russia and the West are at a dangerous crossroads. During the past several years, we have been in a state of escalating tension, trapped in a downward spiral of antagonism and distrust. With our militaries moving closer—in the skies over the Baltic Sea, in the depths ...


Seminar «Russia and the West — Building a new Modus Vivendi?»

... cooperation with the Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia at the DGAP , the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University and the Robert Bosch Stiftung held a seminar «Russia and the West - Building a new Modus Vivendi?». The seminar agenda covered the following issues: security relations; economic and energy relations; the challenge of Eastern Europe for Russian-Western relations; new agenda for Western relations with Russia....


Seminar “European Security: Challenges at the Societal Level”

... held a seminar “European Security: Challenges at the Societal Level.” The participants of the seminar discussed the draft report prepared by the OSCE Network and addressed the following issues: the future of the European order; Russian and Western interests in the military-political and economic spheres; challenges and threats to security, as well as tools to ensure the latter; compliance with the principles and norms of international law. The seminar was attended by the authors of the ...


Riga Dialogue Afterthoughts 2016

The Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) has posted on its website a report, which is a follow-up publication to the annual Riga Dialogue Conference that took place last May. The list of authors of the publication includes RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev and RIAC Program Manager Elena Alekseenkova. The report reflects a wide array of perceptions and interests among a variety of stakeholders in the Euro-Atlantic area, offers insights for increased mutual trust, as well as outlines...


Igor Ivanov and Andrey Kortunov at Strategic Insight Breakfast Briefing

... Ivanov, former US Senator Sam Nunn and former UK Secretary of State for Defense Lord Des Browne were among the speakers at the Briefing. The participants of the Briefing discussed the state of the Euro-Atlantic security, relations between Russia and the West, possible new initiatives in the field of arms control, as well as ways of resolving crisis situations in various regions of the world.


RIAC at Dahrendorf Symposium 2016

On May 25- 27, 2016 Berlin hosted a Dahrendorf Symposium ( Dahrendorf Forum ), which traditionally fosters open debate on European and world politics. The Dahrendorf Forum is a joint initiative by the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, the London School of Economics and Political Science and Stiftung Mercator. The project cycle of 2016 has been titled “ Europe and the World – Global Insecurity & Power Shifts .” The Symposium was attended by over four hundred politicians, experts...


Ivan Timofeev at Riga Dialogue 2016

On May17, 2016 the Latvian Institute of International Affairs organized an annual Riga Dialogue. The event was supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), European Leadership Network (ELN), the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and German Marshal Fund’s Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation. The title of this year’s expert round table was “Riga Dialogue 2016: Building Bridges for Euro-Atlantic Security.” The Russian International Affairs...


Russia and the West: Recalling the Cold War

It is necessary to realize who makes decisions and how In the Cold War period the interest in military-political predictability coexisted with tough confrontation. The current situation is much more dangerous. Relations between Russia and the West have become more dangerous than during the Soviet-US confrontation. Deterrence is now accompanied by the loss of institutions and a clear understanding of mutual interests and intentions. Communication and dialogue were the previous approach to settling ...


A Diagnosis from Munich

... Regulars of the MSC remember President Putin’s famous Munich Speech of 2007 very well. Observers would then often refer to the speech as one manifesting a strategic turn in Russia’s foreign policy and a challenge to the United States and the West. I believe this interpretation of the Munich Speech to be deeply flawed. Nine years ago the President was trying to warn Russia’s partners of where we can find ourselves if we disregard fundamental norms of international law, rely on unilateral ...


Why the West, especially Europe, needs Russia

... may be controversial, particularly in light of Russian behaviour in Ukraine. But the seriousness of the challenges facing the West, not least of which is Syria, demonstrates that a way forward must be found. What officials across Europe, particularly those ... ... Russia outright ought to consider the case of Iran. The Iranian nuclear deal is a significant achievement towards regional and international security, and it would not have been possible without support from the Russians. Ignoring the potential of cooperation ...


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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