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Soleimani’s Assassination Is More than a Crime

... time and no political will around to put together a regional collective security system, one should at least think about a regional crisis management mechanism involving Iran and key neighboring Arab starts. Concerned overseas powers – like Russia, China, India, and EU – could assist in building this mechanism working with their respective regional partners. We should regard the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani as a wakeup call, not as a trumpet of the approaching Armageddon. First published ...

07.01.2020

A Bumper Year for OFAC

... implies a ban on practically all deals with blacklisted businesses. Being on the SDN means grave problems for a company’s international operations. This punishment was not generally used against major global companies, but 2019 sprang a surprise, with China’s COSCO Shipping Tanker, part of the global operator COSCO Shipping, being put on the SDN List in September. The US suspected the Chinese oil carriers of breaching sanctions against Iran. Even though COSCO Shipping Tanker was issued a general ...

23.12.2019

The Trans-Caucasus in 2019 Is Not a Monolithic Region

... merely as a Big Game between the West and Russia, both using the Trans-Caucasus countries. Today, however, we are seeing new actors being pulled into regional processes; previously, these actors had either insignificant or no influence in the region. China is the starkest example. As Asian Studies specialist Stanislav Tarasov aptly said, China has launched “diplomatic probing” in the Caucasus. In May 2019, Wang Yi, China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Councillor, visited all three ...

20.12.2019

RIAC — DGAP Roundtable on Cooperation in Eurasia

... December 4, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) hosted a round table discussion related to “The Future of Eurasia: Mapping out Concepts, Practices for Possible Russia-EU-China Cooperation” in the framework of Russia-EU-China-Central Asia Strategic Dialogue on Connectivity On December 4, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) in cooperation with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) hosted a round ...

04.12.2019

RIAC at Closed Seminar for Members of the Bundestag and European Parliament

... parliamentarians from the European Union On November 16, 2019, in Liebenberg (Brandenburg, Germany), with the assistance of Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), a closed seminar was held for members of the German Bundestag and other parliamentarians from the European Union. The seminar focused on EU political strategy regarding key external partners — Russia, China, and Turkey — in the context of recent elections to the European Parliament and leadership changes in the European External Action Service. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, addressed the participants of the seminar.

19.11.2019

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

... Results and Prospects Overall, Washington and Brussels should be more careful when it comes to Georgia’s motivation to join the European Union and NATO. Tbilisi has been looking for military support from the West to take back separatist territories and does ... ... bilateral relationship with Serbia. Belgrade is seeking support from Russia — and more recently from the People’s Republic of China — to counterbalance American and European soft power in Kosovo and does not support Moscow’s views regarding Abkhazia ...

08.11.2019

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

... and on some of the activities of Russian intelligence services in the West. Those are difficult issues, but there are also a number of areas where we still have things we can and have to talk about. Recently Bloomberg reported that the US is weighing China’s currency pact as a part of the partial trade deal. How does the EU regard that? There is a paradox in the American approach that, on one hand, the US is in favor of free markets, but on the other hand, they're not in favor of the Yuan moving ...

30.10.2019

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

... declined at all. If the U.S. and Russian governments or independent experts have data that suggests otherwise, that would be an interesting subject for discussion. As for deployed strategic nuclear weapons covered by the New START, the U.K., France and China have a total of 500 such weapons, 7 while each of the two superpowers possesses over 2,000. 8 Other states have only intermediate-range and tactical weapons (i.e. those with a flight range of less than 5,500 km). Taking into consideration all ...

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 several years, unemployment ...

24.10.2019
 

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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