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Geopolitics and e-Diplomacy of Estonia

... “Russian with a twist”. After the breakup of the Soviet Union and the recovered national autonomy, the Government of Estonia had to take political decisions following the geography and aspirations of most of its citizens to integrate the Euro-Atlantic society. Based on the past and the Nordic-Teutonic identity, the Government of Estonia embraced the idea of joining the European Union, NATO, and later on the Eurozone. Both Germany and Austria (former parts of Holly Roman Empire) have recognized the Germanic background of the Estonian people when the Nordics - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Greenland and the ...


The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... inevitable dominance would be mitigated by the specifics of decision-making procedures. Apparently, negotiations on the creation of free trade zones between the leading countries of the region and the EAEU can be accelerated. Like the members of the European Union, Russia would greatly benefit from expanding the range of its partners in the region through civil society institutions, leading universities, and influential think tanks. This is especially true in the context of the upcoming transformation of the political elites of the region. There are many graduates of Soviet and Russian universities and there ...


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 ...


Security Radar 2019 Presentation Held at RIAC

On April 18, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council hosted the presentation of Security Radar 2019 research, implemented by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Vienna. On April 18, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council hosted the presentation of Security Radar 2019 research, implemented by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Vienna. The research analyzes the results of two surveys: a public opinion poll on security, as well as a survey in the form of individual interviews with security...


RIAC at OSCE and IOM Conference on the Occasion of International Migrants Day

... to the general public; ways to debunk myths and stereotypes against migrants. Issues of migration regulation and tools for providing channels and opportunities for legal and safe migration, integration of migrants, and also the adaptation of the host society to the presence of migrants were discussed. Over 100 representatives of international organizations, academic and expert community took part in the event. Elena Alekseenkova, RIAC Program Manager, made a report about Russia’s narratives on the ...


Andrey Kortunov gives comments on the research on the values of Russian and German societies

... a representative sample of respondents in Russia and Germany, the authors of the research presented their findings regarding similar or differing values of the German and Russian societies, as well as their prevailing perceptions of each other, the European Union, and the major international issues of our time and world politics in general. RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov gave his comments on the research at the presentation. Summary of the results Overall results


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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