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Is This the End of Nuclear Arms Control?

... decision to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty , the nuclear arms control architecture between the US and Russia now faces its most severe crisis since the 1980s, and risks collapsing altogether. Although the UK and other European states are not direct participants in US–Russia treaties, the end of arms control could have especially severe implications for European security. The immediate and understandable trigger for the US decision is that Russia has tested, and is ...

12.11.2018

The United States, Russia, and Europe in 2018

... Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington. Their meeting, convened by CSIS and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), aimed to discuss four topics central to U.S.-Russian relations: the conflict in Ukraine, the future of the European security order, the war in Syria, and the question of interference in other states’ political processes. The attendees participated not as representatives of their countries or governments but rather as experts working collaboratively to define ...

12.11.2018

Sleepwalking Toward Nuclear War

In Paris, 100 years after the guns across Europe fell silent, leaders can begin taking important steps to ensure a new and devastating war will not happen today This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, one of the world’s most horrific conflicts. One of the ...

10.11.2018

A European Response to US Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

ELN Group Statement Ahead of the meeting of President Putin and President Trump in Paris on November 11th 2018, 79 European political, diplomatic and military leadership figures are appealing to both Russia and the US not to take unilateral action that would jeopardise the future of the INF without further efforts, such a move would likely trigger an arms race and ...

09.11.2018

Will Russia Return to Europe?

The present Russia-West conflict need not predetermine a difficult Russiaт-Western century. What are the scenarios? And what can be done? Can Russia return to the European fold in the foreseeable future? I ask this not in the geographic sense, of course — for Russia has always been, and remains, on all the evidence — a predominantly European country. But what of a new communion, in terms of institutions and ...

06.11.2018

What Kind of Europe Does Russia Need?

Arguments For and Against a Strong Europe Today, many in the European Union are convinced that Russia is highly interested in the failure of the “European project.” In his latest interview with a Swedish TV channel, President of France Emmanuel Macron claimed that Vladimir Putin ...

05.09.2018

INF Treaty: More than Just an Agreement

... and Germany, while the Soviet Union had such weapons in East Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia. Several other Warsaw Pact countries also had nuclear-capable missile systems. The INF Treaty became a key factor in the de-escalation of the conflict in Europe, and in the detente in general. Even though it was not formally linked to other arms limitation agreements of the period, their complementary nature is obvious. Political Aspects Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Sam Nunn: How to Reduce ...

16.07.2018

RIAC Takes Part in the Debating Security Plus Global Online Debate

On June 19–20, 2018, RIAC took part in the global online debates "Debating Security Plus", organized by the European think-tank "Friends of Europe". On June 19–20, 2018, RIAC took part in the global online debates "Debating Security Plus", organized by the European think-tank "Friends of Europe". " Debating Security Plus ...

21.06.2018

Debating Security Plus 2018

... concrete recommendations on some of the world’s most pressing security challenges, from de-escalating nuclear tensions and fighting terrorism to cybersecurity and managing global migration patterns. This year RIAC will be a partner with Friends of Europe in the global online brainstorm “Debating Security Plus”. The online debating aims to yield concrete recommendations on some of the world’s most pressing security challenges, from de-escalating nuclear tensions and fighting terrorism to cybersecurity ...

15.06.2018

Moldova received EAEU observer status. What next?

... International experts have noted the opposite positions of the president and the government. While the president of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon is “pro-Russian”, the government of the country has traditionally expressed clearly Russophobe and pro-European positions. Within the Eurasian expert community it is rumoured that neither Russia nor Kazakhstan by some premature step  wanted to provoke a situation similar to the one that happened in Ukraine, when the alleged foreign policy choice became ...

03.06.2018
 

Poll conducted

  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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