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The Arctic: So Close and Yet Still Unknown

RIAC, MGIMO University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (the United States) have prepared the English edition of the third volume of RIAC’s Arctic anthology On April 9, 2019, the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ international forum opened in St. Petersburg. In terms of its size, the event is comparable to the largest forums held in Russia throughout the year, such as the St. Petersburg ...

16.04.2019

Baseline of Russian Arctic Laws

This book is the first comprehensive and authoritative translation into English of national and international laws of Russia that relate to the Arctic from the early 19th century to the present, revealing the historical and current context of sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction across nearly half of the north polar region. The Russian original version was coordinated by Igor Sergeyevich ...

10.04.2019

Growing Number of Expert Discussion Participants on the Role of China in the Arctic

On March 26, 2019, Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, made a speech at the round table “Interaction between Russia and China in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation. Problems and Prospects.“ On March 26, 2019, Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, made a speech at the round table “Interaction between Russia and China in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation....

28.03.2019

Where does the Northern Sea Route Lead To?

U.S. and Russia dispute the legal status and navigation regime in the NSR Once again, the Arctic has riveted the attention of the media and the public at large. In early 2019, Russia and the U.S. continued to exchange high-profile statements concerning the Northern Sea Route (the NSR). For instance, in February 2019, the Russian media drew ...

18.03.2019

Russia Wants to Modernize — Not Militarize — the Arctic

Russia will increasingly have to compete with other countries’ Arctic aims The fact that huge swathes of Russia fall within the Arctic circle means the region is not only a pressing domestic concern for Russia — it is also a foreign policy priority. Accordingly, Moscow has two main goals in the region. First,...

29.01.2019

Back to “Normalcy”

The Prospects of Developing Cooperation in the Arctic When a year draws to a close, tradition dictates that we take stock of the past 12 months and plan for the future. What developments has 2018 seen in the Arctic and, to paraphrase Pushkin, “what fate is our next year brewing”? 2018 did not ...

28.12.2018

Integrated Marine Management in the Arctic

Report No. 42/2018 The report reviews approaches and mechanisms of marine management in the Arctic Ocean in areas beyond national jurisdiction of the coastal states. Given the growing interest to economic development in the Arctic, this issue is of increasing significance and implies the development of ecosystem-based management in the region....

19.12.2018

The Meeting with Swedish Diplomats and Experts Discusses Security Issues in the Baltic Sea Region and the Arctic

... of Defense, the Foreign Ministry and the Swedish National Defence Research Institute. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: security in the Baltic Sea area, state and areas for further development of international cooperation in the Arctic, possibility for restoring dialogue between Russia and NATO, as well as some aspects of bilateral Russian-Swedish relations. The meeting was also attended by diplomats from the political department of the Embassy of Sweden.

10.12.2018

RIAC Hosts Meeting with Representatives of Canada MFA

On November 20, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council held a working meeting with Beverly Young, Senior Counsellor on Arctic issues, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, and Bruno Nordeste, Head of the Political Section at the Canadian Embassy in Russia. On November 20, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council held a working meeting with Beverly Young,...

23.11.2018

Opportunities for Cooperation with UNITAR Discussed at RIAC

... for the development of expert online and webinar meetings, as well as the use of RIAC analytical and training materials in UN training programs. Special attention was given to RIAC research on such topics as migration, international cooperation in the Arctic, and conflict resolution in the Middle East. An agreement was reached to continue interaction between the organizations.

23.11.2018
 

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