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Meeting with the Ambassador of Norway Rune Resaland

... November 9, 2018, Rune Resaland, the Ambassador of Norway to Russia, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The Norwegian diplomat got acquainted with the current RIAC activities in the area of European security and international cooperation in the Arctic. The issues of expanding Russian-Norwegian cooperation through analytical centers and public organizations were discussed.


RIAC Holds Discussion on Integrated Management of Arctic Marine Space

On October 11, 2018, RIAC held a discussion focusing on integrated management of marine spaces in the Arctic Ocean beyond national jurisdictions. The meeting started with the presentation of a draft report on this issue moderated by Andrey Zagorsky, RIAC Member, Director of IMEMO RAS Department of Disarmament and Conflict Resolution, following the discussions ...


The Northern Sea Route: а National or an International Transportation Corridor?

... is an international strait and it is open for transit passage, which is our same interpretation of the Northern Sea Route.” It should be noted that for Washington, Russia’s claims to controlling navigation on the NSR route and Russia’s entire Arctic policy are in many ways identical to what is happening in the South and East China seas , where Beijing lays claims to expanding its sovereignty and jurisdiction and its rights to control the various types of marine economic activities of other ...


Experts and Practitioners from Arctic Countries Discuss Cooperation Opportunities and Security Risks in the Arctic

On July 11, 2018, Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, made a speech within the seminar on security and development in the Arctic. The event was organized by George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and gathered more than 30 participants from the Arctic countries, as well as the EU, actively involved in analytical and practical work in the area of Arctic studies....


RIAC Experts Discuss Approaches to Integrated Governance of the Arctic Ocean Space

... regional mechanisms for the governance of the maritime space: with reference to the OSPAR Convention and within the framework of the CCAMLR Commission. On May 16, 2018, RIAC hosted a round table on integrated governance of the ocean space in the Arctic and assessment of experience in regulating maritime activities in waters beyond national jurisdiction. Representatives of MFA of Russia, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Center for Support of the State Commission on Arctic Development,...


RIAC at Arctic Forum in Saint Petersburg

On December 4–5, 2017, Saint Petersburg hosted the VII International Forum "Arctic: Today and the Future". On December 4–5, 2017, Saint Petersburg hosted the VII International Forum " Arctic: Today and the Future ". Like in previous years, the Forum was organized by the IPO “ Association of Polar Explores ...


A Roadmap for U.S.-Russia Relations

... is also important for another reason: to help stabilize the relationship and buffer against conflict in the future. The analyses that follow examine prospects for Russia-U.S. cooperation in several crucial regions and fields: economics, energy, the Arctic, Euro-Atlantic security, the Middle East, strategic stability, cybersecurity, and countering terrorism and extremism. The report offer concrete, actionable recommendations in each area. Contributors : Heather A. Conley, William Courtney, R. Kim ...


Appeasing Norway

... intensifying confrontation between the US and Russia. Norway's role in improving the prospect of a successful US nuclear first strike received a fierce response from the Russian Ambassador to Norway, Ramishvili, who predicted there ‘will be no peaceful Arctic anymore’ and Norway would ‘have to face head-on Russia and Russian military might’. A similar warning was issued in November 2011, when President Medvedev announced that to prevent nuclear war, Russia may have to launch a limited military ...


RIAC Discussed Maritime Security Hotspots in the South China Sea and the Arctic

On September 15, 2017, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a round table "Changing Dynamics in Maritime Security Hotspots: the South China Sea and the Arctic". Ksenia Kuzmina, Program Coordinator of RIAC, delivered welcoming remarks at the event. Ian J. Storey, Senior Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary Southeast Asia, gave key speech at the round table....


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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  
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