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Disconnecting From SWIFT? No, We Did Not Hear About It

... measures against Moscow were proposed in previous resolutions as well. In some ways, their intention is consistent with American bills on “draconian sanctions”, such as DASKA: to designate a “lowest denominator” and possible measures that the European Union could potentially take. The threat of disconnection from SWIFT was the “icing on the cake”, which, as expected, was popular in the media success. However, the markets ignored the resolution of the European Parliament. There are several ...


Terrorist Movements Today: Self-Radicalization and Symbiotic Relationship

... for Security and Justice, a Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence, at the University of Dundee. Christian has been invited expert for the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA), the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the European Parliament, the European Union Institute for Security Studies (an agency of the EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). He is currently Editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, was also previously ...


Experts and Business Representatives Discuss Prospects for Ecological Cooperation between Russia and the EU

... Affairs Council (RIAC) together with CREON Group held a seminar on the topic "Prospects for cooperation between Russia and the EU in the ecology sphere". The discussion focused on the challenges and prospects of relations between Russia and the European Union in the field of ecology and how the European Border Carbon Mechanism (CBAM) might affect the European and Russian economies. The seminar participants included diplomats, experts and researchers from academic institutions, as well as business ...


The European Green Deal: Risks and Opportunities for the EU and Russia

Divergent opinions are no crucial obstacle to environmental cooperation between the parties. Russia can benefit from the European Green Deal The European Green Deal approved by the EU in 2019 is an economic development strategy for decoupling and for carbon neutrality by 2050 [ 1 ]. The plan is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. In pursuit of this policy, the EU is setting the goals of increasing resource use efficiency and of advancing toward a circular economy, restoring...


Only Now Do We See the Real Disintegration of the USSR

The UC Interview Series: Andrey Kortunov In the interview for the The University Consortium Andrey Kortunov , Director of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), shares his analysis of Russia´s relations with its neighbours, EU and China. Interviewer: Marc Friedli is currently a Project Assistant at the European Leadership Network, where he is mainly working on the upcoming 2021 NPT Review Conference. He is a Dual M.A. candidate in European Affairs at Sciences Po Paris and the London...


First Aid: How Russia and the West Can Help Syrians in Idlib

A one-year extension to the current aid arrangements would be no one’s first choice—but would ensure civilians in Idlib continue to receive help The next international showdown on Syria is quickly coming into view. After ten years of conflict, Bashar al-Assad may have won the war, but much is left to be done to win the peace. This is nowhere more so than in the province of Idlib, which is home to nearly 3 million people who now live under the control of extremist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)...


RIAC — CREON Group Seminar “Prospects for Cooperation between Russia and the EU in the Ecology Sphere”

... April 16, 2021, at 12:00 (MSK), Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and CREON Group company will hold a seminar on the topic “Prospects for cooperation between Russia and the EU in the ecology sphere”. Cooperation between Russia and the European Union in ecology and sustainable development field is one of the promising areas of bilateral relations. For Russia and Russian companies, this opens up prospects in the EU energy market and access to technologies for waste processing and production ...


On Challenges in Developing ‘Mandated’ Areas

... socio-economic situation in the spring of 2014, when mass public protests—the “Bosnian Spring”— engulfed in the Republic. When the main part of the Balkan Route was closed, refugees from the Middle East flocked to Bosnia, whose entry into the European Union is blocked by Croatia, a country that attracted significant police forces to guard the border. What did the most influential person in the Republic do to alleviate the situation in the territory under his mandate? The only thing he did ...


IAI Reports on European Strategic Autonomy Challenges

On March 22, 2021, the Italian Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali, IAI) held an international presentation of the analytical report on the challenges of strategic autonomy of the European Union, which has recently been released by the Institute. On March 22, 2021, the Italian Institute of International Affairs (Istituto Affari Internazionali, IAI) held an international presentation of the analytical report on the challenges ...


Russia-Europe: Nothing New on the Western Economic Front?

... Russia-EU relations. This factor fitted snugly into Brussels’ system of values that defines Europe’s principal approaches to its largest partner in the post-Soviet space. The nadir in the political dialogue was reached in October 2020, with the European Union adopting anti-Russian chemical cyber sanctions; November–December saw a period of somewhat smoothing out the particularly sharp angles. Yet, this was followed by Alexey Navalny’s return to Moscow from Berlin in January 2021, his subsequent ...


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  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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