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Merkel’s Legacy, as Seen From Russia

... Angela Merkel’s sixteen years as German chancellor have shaped Berlin’s place and role in Europe and in the twenty-first-century world at large. Her legacy will live on long after she steps down from the leadership. While firmly embedded within the European Union, Germany has essentially become its sole, though by no means, absolute leader. It is a peaceful champion of a soft European version of liberalism. Vocal support for values does not, however, translate into interventionism. Nor does it prevent ...


Prospects for Cooperation between Russia and the EU in the South Caucasus Discussed at the Meeting with Swedish Diplomats

The discussion focused on the following issues: the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, relations between Russia and Georgia in the context of challenges in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and prospects for cooperation between Russia and the European Union in the South Caucasus On September 28, 2021, Swedish Embassy in Russia hosted a meeting between Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Nikolay Silaev, RIAC Expert, Director of Caucasian Cooperation Nonprofit Partnership, Senior Research ...


17th EUREN Meeting on Election Period and Correlation Between Domestic and Foreign Policy in EU-Russia Relations

... On September 30, 2021, the 17th EUREN (EU-Russia Network) meeting on the election period and correlation between domestic and foreign policy in EU-Russia relations was held online. The opening remarks were made by Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation, and Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General. The discussion focused on the impact of the parliamentary elections in Germany on its foreign policy and the impact of the elections to the Russian parliament on bilateral ...


The Rail Baltica: A Thorny Path Towards a United Railway System in the Baltics

... are at least nine Core Network Corridors in the Trans-European Transport Network, and each one covers several modes of transport, including rail transport (see Figure 1 ). The rising greenhouse emissions from the transport sector may undermine the European Union’s effort to combat global warming and achieve its sustainable development and climate goals. Therefore, it has become essential to boost the construction of sustainable means of transport, and indeed, the development and modernization ...


RIAC at Dialog-Europe-Russia Advisory Board Meeting

The meeting agenda covers the latest international events affecting relations between Russia and the European Union, and the prospects for the development of bilateral cooperation in various fields On August 27–29, 2021, Salzburg (Austria) is hosting a regular hybrid meeting of DER-Dialog-Europe-Russia Advisory Board, that meets twice a year under ...


Sanctions Against Belarus: A Hybrid Option

... nine more large companies, according to which at the beginning of June this year the general license was not renewed. That is, they were no longer exempt from the sanctions. In part, this list overlaps with the list of 78 organizations specified by the European Union when it introduced its restrictions in June . Brussels also used sectoral sanctions, but their principle is different from the American one. In particular, certain categories of petroleum products and potash fertilisers were prohibited ...


From Proxy Wars to Proxy Diplomacy

... Taiwan, which Beijing considers part of the People’s Republic of China. Second, this is the first anniversary of the stormy internal political events in Belarus that followed presidential elections which were not recognised by the United States or the European Union and caused discontent among a significant part of Belarusian society. In the first case, we see how the behaviour of a formally independent state is completely subordinate to the decisions of one of the great powers. Protection by the United ...


Is There Any Hope for Montenegro’s New Government?

... Europe and Montenegro will not deviate from the path to EU accession. Montenegro is already the front runner in the process and, according to the results of a public opinion poll conducted in November and December 2020 on behalf of the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, 77.6% of Montenegrin citizens have a positive attitude towards the EU and the country has opened all chapters with three provisionally closed (European Union External Action Service, 2021). Furthermore, the country, together ...


RIAC at "Quo Vadis Europa?" Summer Course by International University Menéndez Pelayo

On July 26–30, 2021, International University Menéndez Pelayo, Santander, Spain, in partnership with the European Union Delegation in Spain, held a summer course “Quo Vadis Europa?” for young European scientists. On July 26–30, 2021, International University Menéndez Pelayo, Santander, Spain, in partnership with the European Union Delegation in ...


Meeting with Polish Ambassador to Russia Krzysztof Krajewski

... a meeting with Krzysztof Krajewski, Polish Ambassador to Russia. The issues discussed in the course of the meeting with the Polish diplomat included bilateral Russian-Polish relations, as well as more general issues of Russia's interaction with the European Union and NATO. The discussion also touched upon the prospects for the development of the OSCE in the context of the upcoming Polish chairmanship of this organization in 2022. The Polish Ambassador was informed about RIAC short-term work plans ...


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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