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Relations between Russia and the West Discussed at Business Leaders Forum

On April 24, 2021, within the framework of the 48th regular plenary meeting of the international RAND Business Leaders Forum, organized semiannually under the auspices of RAND Corporation, a session dedicated to relations between Russia and the West was held. On April 24, 2021, within the framework of the 48th regular plenary meeting of the international RAND Business Leaders Forum, organized semiannually under the auspices of RAND Corporation, a session dedicated to relations between Russia ...


Andrey Kortunov Briefs European Leadership Network Staff

Adam Thomson, Director of the European Leadership Network, attended the event On April 9, 2021, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, gave a briefing for the staff of the European Leadership Network (ELN) on topical issues of relations between Russia and the West. During the briefing, particular attention was given to the current situation in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s position on Iran's role in the Middle East, prospects for Russia-the U.S. dialogue on strategic weapons, and the specifics of Russia’s ...


Nobody Wants a War in Donbass

... This gives hope to [the residents] of the LNR and DNR that if an escalation begins, Russia won’t remain on the sidelines and we will see large-scale intervention. Without Russia, the conflict will not develop in the favor of the republics. As for Russia, our relations with the West continue to deteriorate. There’s Biden’s statement about Putin being a killer, and relations with the European Union. We are witnessing an accumulation of destabilizing trends. I don’t think anyone wants a real, big war, since the costs of ...


Online Meeting with a Group of International Sberbank Partner Investors

... investment funds, partners of Sberbank. In the course of the meeting Andrey Kortunov highlighted the state and prospects for Russia's relations with the United States, the European Union, China, and post-Soviet neighbors. Other topics included possible new Western sanctions against Russia, options for resolving crisis situations in various regions of the world, and the limits of the current de-globalization of the world economy and politics. The discussion was moderated by Yaroslav Lisovolik, RIAC Member, Senior Managing Director,...


BRICS and the Western-Centric Global Film Industry: Possibilities of the Digital Era

... BRICS Young Leaders . 1 . Georgii Paksiutov, "Soft Power and Cultural Capital of Nations: The Case of Film Industry" (In Russ.), World Economy and International Relations, 2020 (In print). 2 . Georgii Roy Armes, Third world film making and the west, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987, p. 35. 3 . Georgii Joseph S. Nye, "Soft power", Foreign policy, 1990, pp. 166-167. 4 . Georgii Vlad Strukov, "Russian ‘Manipulative Smart Power’: Zviagintsev’s Oscar nomination, (non-) government agency and contradictions of the globalized world", New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2016, №. 1, pp. 31-49. 5 . Georgii Marijke de Valck, Film ...


Russians Don’t Back Down

... and initiatives. Similarly, there is little reason to assume that the Russian leadership does not appreciate the seriousness of the current situation. All that notwithstanding, it is clear that if any major shifts do take place in relations between Russia and the West this year, they will most certainly be for the worse. One possible explanation for this state of affairs is the accumulated inertia in the confrontation between the two sides. The years that have passed since the Ukrainian crisis have taken their ...


Hidden Traces in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Сonflict

... feel for a pulse, see if Moscow will adopt a new position on this conflict that has extended since the end of the last century. This is especially after the recent political developments, with the new government taking office in Armenia maintaining a Western policy. Moscow is aware that Armenia needs Russia more than Russia needs Armenia, yet a fallout would mean losing one of its back gardens in the former Soviet yard. This may affect Russia's long-term influence and ability to manoeuvre, imposing its opinion as an international power in the global ...


Russia — Germany: Perceptions and Motives

... front in the information war. Washington’s involvement in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria are seen a manifestation of US hegemony. Migrants, LGBT minorities, populism and protests are all seen as signs of the imminent decline of the West. Both Russia and the West continue to rely upon clichéd models of thinking when observing one another. Obviously, we find it difficult to live without such models. This is how our thinking works. And our capacity for rationalisation also creates the illusion ...


Why the “Coronavirus Ceasefire” Never Happened

Neither the coronavirus nor the economic recession will automatically lead to a détente, let alone a reset in relations between Russia and the West Six months ago, when COVID-19 had just moved beyond the borders of China and embarked upon its triumphant march across Europe and North America, politicians and foreign affairs experts started discussing what will happen after the virus is vanquished....


Why History Matters in Belarus

... Vector As a result of the 1917 Russian revolution and ensuing wars, all of the Belarus territory was lost by Russia. Under Marshal Pilsudski in the 1919–1921 Poland-Soviet War, Poland recovered by conquering most of the Polish Kingdom's former Belarussian borderlands. Poles began moving into the territory, especially in the West and Northwest in the Grodno region. Former local populations largely remained in place in Belarus until the massive disruptions of WW2. In the early years of WW2, the border moved back and forth under successive Soviet and Nazi occupations. Then ...


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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