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Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other

... large Russian-speaking communities as a fifth column leading to tensions that exist to this day. After a while, problems have accumulated, and Russia's unchanging attitude pushed the three Baltic republics towards the Western institutions: NATO and the European Union. In the midst of these problems, Russia has yet to change its attitude towards the Baltic states. Moscow preferred to talk to the 'old Europe' over the heads of Russia's closest Western neighbors. Russia still expects that Brussels, Berlin ...

18.07.2019

The Syrian Crisis: A Thorny Path from War to Peace

The second decade of the 21st century began with a string of explosive protests in the Middle East and North Africa, which have destabilized not only the countries that saw violent regime change but the entire region. A way out of the profound systemic crisis is yet to be found. Most countries (Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia) have launched the needed socioeconomic reforms, albeit belatedly, but outcomes are difficult to predict. In other parts of the Arab world (Syria, Libya, Yemen)...

11.07.2019

Washington chose to act unilaterally to abrogate nuclear arms treaty

In a wide-ranging interview, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov speaks about nuclear arms control, the EU elections and top jobs, the situation in Ukraine, including the MH17, and America’s bid to challenge Russian gas. In a wide-ranging interview, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov speaks about nuclear arms control, the EU elections and top jobs, the situation in Ukraine, including the MH17, and America’s bid to challenge Russian gas. Vladimir Chizhov is a career diplomat...

10.07.2019

Testing by the Council of Europe

The return of the Russian delegation to PACE after a five-year hiatus The return of the delegation of the Federal Assembly to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) after a five-year hiatus now, at the peak of the confrontation between Russia and the EU, Russia and the United States, when relations between Moscow and the conditionally collective West reached an impasse, is an event of enormous geopolitical significance. However, whether it will be possible to use it to reverse...

09.07.2019

Russia and Italy: No Breakthroughs

... its influence in the EU. Unlike before, when representatives of Italy had occupied three key posts in the EU (Antonio Tajani - President of the European Parliament, Mario Draghi - Chairman of the ECB, Federica Mogherini - High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy), now only one Italian - a representative of the opposition Democratic Party Divid Sassol – is part of the EU top management, having been given the position of President of the European Parliament....

08.07.2019

RIAC Hosts a Meeting with EU Special Representative for Central Asia

On June 28, 2019, an expert meeting was held at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) to discuss the relations between Russia and the EU with the countries of Central Asia. On June 28, 2019, an expert meeting was held at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) to discuss the relations between Russia and the EU with the countries of Central Asia. Ruslan Mamedov, RIAC Program Coordinator, and Peter Burian, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, opened the meeting. Ambassador Burian...

05.07.2019

Communication Lines in Diplomacy: Expanding the Possibility Set

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw The problem with communication in today’s world may be the illusion that real communication is taking place and no additional lines of communication are necessary. The truth of the matter is that there is still sizeable potential to raise the “technological capacity” in international diplomatic communication to a higher level via allocating the “frequency bandwidth” to regional blocks and...

04.07.2019

Europe’s Greens as Future Strategic Partners of Russia

... and with the leading European centrist parties. The Greens finished second in the polls in Germany and third in France. They also achieved noticeable successes in Finland, Portugal, Irefland, and even the United Kingdom, which will soon be leaving the European Union. As a result, the Greens became the fourth largest faction in the European Parliament. Unlike the right-wing populists, they are a very close-knit and highly purposeful group. There is every reason to believe that their rise will not stop ...

02.07.2019

Russian and Iranian Experts Discuss Relations between Russia and Iran with the European Union

On June 27, 2019, RIAC hosted a meeting for the representatives of Russian International Affairs Council and the Iranian Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) to discuss the current state of Russian-European and Iranian-European relations. On June 27, 2019, RIAC hosted a meeting for the representatives of Russian International Affairs Council and the Iranian Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) to discuss the current state of Russian-European and Iranian-European...

01.07.2019
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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