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THAAD in Romania: Underlying Rationale and Motivations

Is it about Russia-Romania relations or about the poor status of current NATO-Russia relations? Ruslan Mamedov, Olga Pylova: On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region On 11 April 2019, NATO confirmed US plans to deploy of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to Romania. According to NATO officials, the United States will fulfill its commitment to NATO’s Ballistic Missile Defence ...


RIAC at a Meeting with the UNDP Assistant Administrator

... the organizers of the meeting, the discussion was opened by Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs. The discussion focused on the prospects for the implementation of development projects and conflict resolution in the South Caucasus and the Black Sea region, migration challenges in European countries, including the post-Soviet space. The participants pointed out the possibility of increasing cooperation among regional development banks, and discussed the potential of trade and economic interaction ...


On the Road to “Strategic Depth” in the Black Sea Region

Pre-emptive measures are required to avoid severe escalation For many years, the Black Sea has been a platform for the military exercises of Black Sea region countries and their partners. For instance, in September 2018, the strategic command staff exercise Cossack Freedom — 2018 was held and involved Ukrainian troops. A few months prior, in July 2018, the joint Ukraine–US Navy exercise ...


Athens Hosts Talks on Cooperation between Russia and the West in the Black Sea Region

The international conference “Back to the Cold War or Forward to a Stable Relationship? Political and Energy Relations between Russia and the West in the Black Sea” was held in Athens on January 22–23. The event was organized by the Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy and was attended by around 70 experts, diplomats, government officials, journalists and heads of public organizations from across Europe. RIAC Member and Director of the Institute of Europe in Moscow...


Poll conducted

  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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