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U.S.-Russia Relations at a Crossroads

... International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) convened a select group of Russian and American experts to discuss four topics of importance to U.S.-Russia relations: Arms Control, the U.S.-China Rivalry, the Arctic, and the Eastern Mediterranean. What follows is a summary report of those meetings. U.S.-Russia relations are at their worst since the Cold War and will remain dynamic in the coming years, with a lingering risk of escalation. Washington and Moscow ...


The Arctic Is a Complex Region Which Cannot Be Designated with a Single Status

... interviews “International Law in Action,” a second interview took place with Kamrul Hossai n , Professor, Director of the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law at the University of Lapland. Prof. Hossain spoke on topical problems of the Arctic not only within the legal domain but also in the environmental and militarization areas. Interview conducted by Yana Ovsyannikova. What are the main approaches to designating the status of the Arctic? Elena Norkina: Climate Resilience in the ...


RIAC–CSIS Expert Meeting on the Prospects for Development of Russia-U.S. Relations

... Russia-the U.S. relations. The expert discussion focused on the future of the arms control regime; key issues in U.S.-China relations and their impact on the development of Russia-the U.S. relations; relations between Russia and the United States in the Arctic; prospects for resolving the Middle East crisis; political changes in Russia and the United States and their impact on bilateral relations. The discussion was attended by experts on Russia-the U.S. relations and international security from both ...


Canada and Russia in the Arctic: Competition or Cooperation?

A closer analysis of Canadian-Russian relations within the Arctic Council demonstrates a unique level of existing cooperation on a number of important matters Canadian-Russian relations in the twentieth century have been complicated at best and conflictual at worst. Though crisis has been avoided between the ...


Patterns of Environmental Negligence: An Opportunity to Rethink Global Governance

... remain extremely vigilant despite the current unstable socio-economic situation. As it has been largely covered by the media around the world, on May 29, 2020, an oil storage tank from Norilsk-Taimyr Energy's Thermal Power Plant, located in a remote Arctic region of Russia, started leaking. The industrial disaster has polluted the Ambarnaya river and possibly surrounding bodies of water, including Lake Pyasino and the Arctic Ocean. The latest update estimates that about 21.000 tons of oil have leaked ...


North to Move and Not to Lose

What the Big Game in the Arctic could look like The activity of the United States Navy and the U.S.’s NATO allies in the Arctic is becoming a standing factor. The visit to the Barents Sea by a group of destroyers, regular under-ice exercises by nuclear submarines, the air ...


Insidious Air Pollution. Legal Regimes for Arctic Climate Change

Why does climate change in the Arctic matter? The outbreak of COVID-19, despite its horrific consequences on humanity, resulted in an unexpectedly positive effect on the global environment. Due to China’s factories shut down, port restrictions , international air traffic put ...


Danish-Russian Interfaces: the Arctic and The Baltic Sea Region

RIAC and The Danish Foreign Policy Society Report #54 RIAC and The Danish Foreign Policy Society Report #54 While the Arctic is currently undergoing a significant transformation as a result of climate change and global political processes, remains a region of low tension in Russia-West relations, the Baltic Sea region is of a more complex nature. To address the evolving ...


UK–Russia Security Relations: Talking To Understand

... 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 in Africa; maritime security in the Arctic; private military companies; and the rules of the information space. This iteration of the project also broadened its activities beyond London and Moscow with an event on maritime security held in the Arctic city of Arkhangelsk, with the assistance ...


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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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