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RIAC at Fourth International Blue Sky Conference (Budapest)

... countries to discuss the current issues of the European continent. The conference participants touched upon the internal and external challenges to European democracy, the difficulties in the development of European institutions, the interaction of the European Union with major global players. Russia at the conference was represented by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Lyubov Shishelina, Head of Department of Central and Eastern Europe Studies at RAS Institute of Europe, Head of Visegrad ...

12.11.2019

Eastern Partnership Countries: Buffer Zone or Platform for Dialogue?

The “West or Russia” choice cuts off many additional opportunities for Eastern Partnership countries Vyacheslav Sutyrin: Russia and Belarus: The “Post-Soviet” Interaction Model Is Exhausting 2019 marks the 10 th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, a political initiative the EU launched in 2009 for developing relations with six eastern countries of the former socialist bloc. The collaboration program with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine was primarily intended as...

11.11.2019

All for One and One for All: Diplomatic Recognition of Kosovo, Abkhazia and South-Ossetia

... the recognition of Kosovo. The emergence of a de facto autonomous Crimea and Donbas in 2014/2015 and the proliferation of unrecognized and partially recognized territories provided a significant challenge to international organizations such as the European Union, NATO, and the Eurasian Economic Union. This article explains why Moscow, Washington and Brussels decided to recognize new countries à la carte instead of applying the Montevideo Convention. Ostrich diplomacy According to International ...

08.11.2019

Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... Turkey, who all retain maximum influence in the process. EU states are, to an extent, bystanders. However Europe does retain potential influence over the outcome and will be following the process very closely. There are multiple reasons as to why the European Union has limited influence over this situation. The EU has been sidelined in the conflict, in both its military and diplomatic spheres, and it lacks leverage over the involved parties on the ground. With regards to Syria, the EU has largely ...

06.11.2019

RIAC and the EU Delegation to Russia Joint Workshop “Participation of Russia and the European Union in International Forums”

On October 31 – November 1, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union to the Russia held a workshop “Participation of Russia and the European Union in International Forums”. On October 31 – November 1, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union ...

04.11.2019

Ian Bond: EU Is Always Open to Dialogue with Russia, but It All Depends on the Terms

A Wide-Ranging Interview with Ian Bond, Director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform The RIAC editorial team recently sat down with Ian Bond , Director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform. Bond is an expert in Russia and the former Soviet Union, European foreign policy, as well as Europe/Asia relations and US foreign policy. In this interview, RIAC gets Bond’s take on current political developments in and around the EU and what such developments mean for the future...

30.10.2019

A New Era of Arms Control: Myths, Realities and Options

Only the continuation of nuclear arms control can create the political and military conditions for eventual limitations of innovative weapons systems and technologies, as well as for a carefully thought through and phased shift to a multilateral format of nuclear disarmament. Only the continuation of nuclear arms control can create the political and military conditions for eventual limitations of innovative weapons systems and technologies, as well as for a carefully thought through and phased...

28.10.2019

Remarks at the 12th Eurasian Economic Forum

... other parts of the world can only dream of living standards of European or US level regardless of the damage to environment. As far as Russia-EU and, relevantly, EAEU-EU interaction is concerned, the following is clear. For 30 years our country and the European Union have remained key economic partners, but the recovery growth factor in mutual trade recorded over the past couple of years is by now largely exhausted. Therefore, resumption of sustainable positive dynamics in trade and economic relations ...

28.10.2019

Is a New Economic Crisis Coming?

... these discussions? And what might the consequences for Russia be? Objective and Subjective Problems of Global Economy Ivan Timofeev: A New Anarchy? Scenarios for World Order Dynamics The three main global economic powerhouses – the United States, the European Union and China – are all currently facing serious (albeit different) problems. At first glance, it would appear that the U.S. economy is in excellent shape: GDP has been growing faster than the average for developed countries over the past ...

24.10.2019

The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... irretrievable resources in the region and would like to transfer relations with the Middle East to a self-supporting basis. In this regard, Moscow invests a lot in its bilateral relations with regional leaders - primarily, Iran, Turkey, and Egypt. The European Union in 2025 remains a secondary player in most of the area. The Maghreb and the Sahel are the exceptions, but even there Europeans face Russia’s political competition and China’s economic expansion. Moreover, this is a space where European ...

23.10.2019
 

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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