Search: Balkans (22 materials)

 

European Union Strategy in the Western Balkans Discussed in Vienna

On February 18–19, in Vienna, at the National Defense Academy, the Ministry of Defense of Austria in partnership with the Centre for Liberal Strategies held an international conference “Perceptions on the EU Western Balkans Strategy” in the framework of “Vienna Security Dialogues — 2019” program. On February 18–19, in Vienna, at the National Defense Academy, the Ministry of Defense of Austria in partnership with the Centre for Liberal Strategies held ...

19.02.2019

One in 300 Million. Serbia After Putin

... for Serbia, and an “empty” one for Russia in terms of its prospects in the country, given the events of 2018 and the content of the meeting itself. A Simplified Approach to Assessing the Results of Putin’s Visit RIAC Longread “Russia in the Balkans” The arrival of the President of the Russian Federation did allow Aleksandar Vučić to demonstrate that he enjoys the support both of Washington (which in many ways is doubtful) and Moscow, a city beloved by a large part of the Serbian population....

24.01.2019

Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

How to Split the Balkan Knot And Not Destroy Europe? Presently, an extremely unstable situation has developed in the Balkans, with a potentially adverse effect both on the Balkan countries and on the system of international relations as a whole. Intraregional actors are not able to cope with problems that have befallen them. Over the past two decades, they have not ...

18.01.2019

Negotiations on Kosovo 2019 — Opportunities and Limitations for Russia

... participation. The attempts of France and Great Britain to act independently from the EU are also obvious. Within this framework, Russia, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as a participant in all previous negotiations on the Balkans since the 19th century onwards, has obtained the opportunity to get involved in the settlement of the Kosovo issue. At the same time, it was a good chance to ensure its stance and standing in the region, as a minimum, and to restart the stalled ...

17.01.2019

Russia in the Balkans

Interests of the Leading Actors, Russia’s Presence in Southeast Europe and Russia’s New Strategy In 2016, the new Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation was announced. The absence of such concepts as "the Balkans," "Serbia" and "Southeast Europe" in the text of the Concept clearly reflects Russia's influence and opinions on the subject. The Concept only mentions "Europe" and the "Euro-Atlantic region." Calling ...

13.01.2019

RIAC and EU Delegation to the Russian Federation Hold a Seminar “Russia and the EU in the Western Balkans: Area of Cooperation or Confrontation?”

On November 22–23, in Vienna, Russian International Affairs Council, together with the EU Delegation to Russia and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, held a seminar “Russia and the EU in the Western Balkans: Area of Cooperation or Confrontation?”. On November 22–23, in Vienna, Russian International Affairs Council, together with the EU Delegation to Russia and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, held a seminar “Russia and the EU in the Western ...

28.11.2018

Philip Ingram: Using HUMINT in Cyberspace Is Best to Fight Extremists Online

... маскировка (maskirovka) campaign. However, the Russian people, like the British people, are proud. We have common history in dealing with global dictators, we have suffered terror attacks, and we have operated together on military operations in the Balkans. I have enjoyed working with my Russian counterparts in Kosovo and elsewhere, and underneath the flags and uniforms, we are all the same. I think recognising those similarities, celebrating what we have done together, and developing international ...

21.06.2018

RIAC at the Meeting with the Heads of Diplomatic Missions from some Balkan, Arabic, and other Countries in the Embassy of Turkey in Moscow

... the Turkish Ambassador to Russia hosted an unofficial meeting of the Heads of Diplomatic Missions from some Balkan, Arabic, and other countries. The following issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: pending issues of the situation in the Balkans, in the Middle East, and in the Turkic world in the context of general complication of the international situation and sharply strained relations between Russia and the West. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Sergey Markov, public figure ...

26.03.2018

Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... NATO-EU-Russian peacekeeping force, somewhat similar to the peacekeeping deployments in ex-Yugoslavia in 1995, under OSCE auspices, in the southern Caucasus? And how would this possibility impact the Russian-controlled northern Caucasus? The Western Balkans Lawrence McDonnell: Lies, Spies and Big Data: How Fake News Is Rewriting Political Landscapes In the aftermath of the break-up of Yugoslavia and NATO’s war “over” Kosovo in 1999, can the Balkans in some way serve as a model of political ...

28.06.2017

Bosnia and Kosovo: the Balkan forges of the European Jihad

The rising of jihadism in the Balkans represents a big security problem for all the European and Mediterranean community: different estimations show that Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo are two of the main centers of recruitment of foreign fighters directed to Syria, who are joining ...

24.04.2017
 

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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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