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RIAC Round Table "COVID-19 Epidemic: the Future of "European Unity" and EU Foreign Policy"

On May 21, 2020, RIAC held an online round-table discussion "COVID-19 Epidemic: the Future of "European Unity" and EU Foreign Policy" On May 21, 2020, RIAC held an online round-table discussion "COVID-19 Epidemic: the Future of "European Unity" and EU Foreign Policy". Opening speeches were made by: Igor Ivanov, RIAC President; Alexander Grushko, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia...


Sanctions Against Russia: A Look Into 2020

Policy Brief #27 / 2020 Policy Brief #27 / 2020 Executive Summary — The report asesses the risks of sanctions against Russia over the year. — By 2020, the use of sanctions against Russia had gained much more stability compared to previous years. The damage caused by the new restrictive measures can be considered limited. The key issue is whether the situation in the coming year will remain stable? — Given the scale of the Russian economy, the current sanctions are unlikely to derail it. However...


A Russia-EU-Africa Energy Strategy. Nuclear and Renewable Energy Security

... booming population, developing economies, a crucial need for energy security and international commitment to sustainability and green economies, this continent has all the characteristics of an attractive market for nuclear and renewable resources. The European Union and the Russian Federation are giants in the sphere of energy: not only do they develop and manufacture energy technologies and power plants, but also have a genuine interest in exporting them globally. This includes the African continent....


Business and the State: Together into the Brave “Cyber World”?

Global business openly calls for stronger government cyberspace regulation Traditionally, private companies have advocated minimal government intervention into their activities. Yet, starting in 2019, the situation began to change radically. Today, global business is openly calling for stronger government cyberspace regulation. Anastasia Tolstukhina: Global Tech Companies Counter Online Terrorist Content “The government needs to get involved… there will be more regulation of the tech sector”,...


Andrey Kortunov: Cooperation with the West Will Only Happen When Russia Modernises

... all. Russia ratified the Paris climate change agreement. The Minsk process moved forward slightly, and in December there was a top-level summit in Paris of the Normandy Four. Agreement was reached on gas transit. Consultations between Russia and the European Union began on 5G communications. It is true, of course, that one cannot really speak of a serious shift in relations [between Russia and the EU], but there are certain positive moments. I would have wanted to speak about how to make use of these ...


A Sad Anniversary: Ten Years of the Partnership for Modernization

... envisioned effective functioning of the judiciary and stepping up the fight against corruption, promoting people-to-people links and boosting dialogue with civil society in order to foster participation by individuals and businesses. Russia and the European Union pinned great hopes on this initiative. On the one hand, both Moscow and Brussels clearly saw that, following the surge in the early 21 st century, Russia–EU relations were stalling and becoming bogged down in endless bureaucratic approvals ...


The choice is always yours

... "multilaterality" - a surrogate for multipolarity promoted by key world powers, including BRICS members. Denying the existence of a multipolar world with equal actors building their relations on the basis of trust and respect for sovereignty is already costing the European Union dearly. Playing with sanctions has already boomeranged on the EU when Washington punished European businesses for participating in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Russia is interested in having the EU as an independent player on the international ...


Illusions of a New Bipolarity

... a greater threat to their respective countries than Russia and (with the exception of Japan) China [ 6 ]. It is unclear exactly where the boundaries of the West begin and end. It is turning into a dual-core system with centres in Washington and the European Union that are undergoing a kind of strategic decoupling [ 7 ]. The United States has, since the presidency of George W. Bush, pursued a course of monetizing and pragmatizing relations with its allies, strategically leaving Europe. The European ...


Trade, Investment and the AfCFTA

A Russia-EU-Africa Strategy for Economic Development and Prosperity. Policy Brief #25/2020 Policy Brief #25/2020 A Russia-EU-Africa Strategy for Economic Development and Prosperity Russia and the European Union are in the ambitious pursuit of Africa’s heart. Both parties continue to pursue their own rigorous cooperation strategies with the continent – Russia is preparing to open its very first industrial zone in Egypt, and the EU has guaranteed ...


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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