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Andrey Kortunov: Cooperation with the West Will Only Happen When Russia Modernises

... the next, and feel just as comfortable in both. The only difference between these places is their politics, but this is not as important to them as it is for the older generation. To answer your question directly, I think Russia can only return to the West if some Russian leadership sets itself a goal to undertake serious social and economic modernisation. At present we just do not have the social and economic demand for cooperation with the West. If all of your exports are crude oil and gas, then you do not care ...


The Troika Rears its Head Once Again

... By the beginning of the 2010s, Russia had proved itself to be better equipped than most to deal with several types of threat at once. Domestic political changes have drawn vocal criticism from the West, yet they have seriously hampered the ability of Russia’s Western partners to orchestrate the street protest and opposition activities inside the country. The Russian Army has undergone a painful but mostly beneficial reform. New strategic weapons have come as quite a shock to many foreign observers. The preventive ...


Seven Steps Beyond the Crisis Horizon: Reflecting on Past Mistakes

... which he proposed that we think about how Russia would build relations with the rest of the world “after Ukraine.” Five years later and the crisis has brought about neither compromise nor the collapse of Ukrainian statehood, and relations between Russia and the West are developing more along the lines of a conflict than anything else. It is against the backdrop of this state of affairs that we asked Dr. Kortunov to revisit some of the fundamental questions that determine Russia’s foreign policy today and in ...


12 Essential Steps in a Conceptual Dead End

Russia and Europe continue to call on each other to fix problems that only exist because they need to serve their national interests People on the ground are often far better at getting to the heart of the matter than theoreticians who spend their whole ...


Igor Ivanov Speaks at Federal Academy for Security Policy (Germany)

... institution for advanced studies, education and training in security policy in the remit of the Federal Ministry of Defense of Germany. The Academy is headed by Ambassador Ekkehard Brose. RIAC President devoted his speech to the problems in relations between Russia and the West at the present stage, as well as the possibilities and prospects for building a dialog on key issues in the area of security and humanitarian cooperation. Igor Ivanov’s Remarks at the Federal Academy for Security Policy


RIAC at University Consortium Training Module at Sciences Po (Paris)

... conflicts, the policy of world powers in the “in-between” states, and geopolitical aspects of relations between Russia, the USA and the European Union. Particular attention was paid to the discussion of the prospects for improving relations between Russia and Western countries and the resolution of existing contradictions between them. On January 18, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, delivered a lecture to the Consortium participants on ways to overcome the crisis state of relations between Russia and ...


The West and Russia between a regional or an Eurasian power

... the CIA and the MI 6 were and maybe are supporting Little Russia oligarchs in New York or London together with the Chechechnian opposition. Dr. Kurtonov ( chief of the Rusian International Affairs Council) proposed a non-interference pact between the West and Russia to make clear that the West didn´t want to topple Putin and in return Putin doesn´t want to topple Western goverments. The question is: How could this be achieved? Has the West to silence the exile opposition, freeze the assets of anti-Putin ...


Importance of the Libyan Crisis for Russia After the Arab Spring

... successful Libya endeavour to accrue status benefits in its negotiations with Western nations, trading certain aspects of its Libya presence off for other unrelated assets, as it has possibly done in the case of Syria. An important player in Libya, Russia is to be reckoned with by Western powers, in the North Africa region and globally [1] . Following Russia's isolation from the international community after its annexation of Crimea and its “hybrid war” in eastern Ukraine, this has been a salient objective of Russian diplomacy....


How to Stop NATO

... going into detail, let us note that Russia’s success will, to a great degree, depend on its ability to effectively combine the military, political, diplomatic, public and humanitarian aspects of its approaches to its post-Soviet neighbours. As for the western trajectory of its foreign policy, Russia should take NATO ‘s efforts to expand its cooperation with its partners as a given, as long as this cooperation does not turn into practical preparations for admitting new members to the alliance. Several neutral and non-aligned countries have ...


The Intellectual Vector: Where Russian Interventionism Is Imperative

... positive, and that the mainstream US Democratic party has shifted to the Left. Similarly, in the UK, the mainstream opposition Labour Party is led by a leftwing anti-interventionist personality. Is this potential or latent transformation in and of the West, an essential component in the transition to a truly multipolar world? Russia’s intellectual intervention in these and other areas of contemporary concern is imperative and needs to be globalized, in order for Russia to fulfil the role of the ‘intellectual engine of the new format of relations between the states’ (Bordachev,...


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  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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