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Four Pieces of Advice to Emmanuel Macron about the INF Treaty

Macron does not want to lose his shot at the now-vacant position of foreign policy leader of Europe, including regarding Russian, which is very important for the European Union Emmanuel Macron’s recent response to Russia’s proposed moratorium on deploying short- and intermediary-range missiles in Europe has caused an uproar. European media was quick to conclude that the French leader effectively supported ...

26.12.2019

Sanctioning the Pipelines: Implications for Russia, the EU and the U.S.

... have already voiced strong discontent with the U.S. sanctions. Indeed, they benefit from the project. Russia has agreed to preserve a considerable part of its gas transit via Ukraine — this has been one of the key demands to support the project. The European Union has never invited the U.S. to protect them from the NS2, though there was a heated debate inside the EU. Apparently, sanctions emerge as an instrument of towering market competition for the European gas market. Donald Trump has repeatedly ...

24.12.2019

A Bumper Year for OFAC

Brussels, Beijing, Moscow and other capitals are increasingly unhappy about the US free-wheeling One of the major achievements of 2019 was the US Department of the Treasury’s truly monumental efforts to collect fines from foreign businesses for breaching US sanctions. Such fines have long become an irritating risk. Although big fines worth several hundred million or even several billion US dollars are still few and far between, the very fact that businesses have to be involved in US official enquiries...

23.12.2019

The Trans-Caucasus in 2019 Is Not a Monolithic Region

Despite international security problems that overshadow Caucasus challenges, the region retains its independent significance In late 2016, the Russian International Affairs Council published The Evolution of the Post-Soviet Space: Past, Present and Future , a major anthology attempting to conceptualise development trends in both domestic and foreign policies in the newly independent states that emerged after the collapse of the once-single state, the USSR. The Trans-Caucasus featured prominently...

20.12.2019

Neighbours in Europe

... hosted the signing of the Agreement on Trade and Commercial and Economic Cooperation between the USSR and the European communities. This date became the point of departure for official relations between Russia as the successor state of the USSR and the European Union. Symbolically, the Agreement was signed slightly over a month after the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that came down in history as a landmark signifying the end of the Cold War, a period, when the continent was divided into two opposing ...

20.12.2019

Seminar on New Security Challenges and Hybrid Threats: Approaches in Russia and the EU

On December 13, 2019, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), Helsinki, hosted a seminar on new security challenges and hybrid threats: approaches in Russia and the EU. The seminar was organized jointly by Russian International Affairs Council, Delegation of the EU to Russia, and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA). On December 13, 2019, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), Helsinki, hosted a seminar on new security challenges and hybrid threats: approaches...

18.12.2019

RIAC in Brussels at Seminar on Political Situation in the World and Its Importance for Russia and the EU Foreign Policy

On December 6, 2019, European Policy Center (EPC) in Brussels hosted a seminar on the political situation in the world and its importance for Russia and the EU foreign policy. On December 6, 2019, European Policy Center (EPC) in Brussels hosted a seminar on the political situation in the world and its importance for Russia and the EU foreign policy. The seminar was attended by experts from Russia and the EU, as well as representatives of the European External Action Service. Natalia Vyakhireva...

09.12.2019

RIAC and ECFR Discuss the Future of Russia and the EU in the Middle East

On December 4, 2019, in Brussels, Belgium, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) organized a seminar on Syria issues and collective security in the Gulf On December 4, 2019, in Brussels, Belgium, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) organized a seminar on Syria issues and collective security in the Gulf. The event was attended by representatives of Russian and European expert...

06.12.2019

Russia–EU Relations in 2020: Opportunities, Limitations and Possible Trends

... “overhaul” of the European Commission and other EU governing bodies, as well as the formation of a new balance of political power on the continent. It may be safe to assume that 2020 will be a quieter and altogether less nerve-wracking year for the European Union, although certain states (for example, Poland or Italy) may very well have some surprises in store. Additionally, a shift towards tackling the most critical issues associated with Brexit is a distinct possibility. Igor Ivanov: Russian ...

06.12.2019

Meeting with Permanent Mission of Russia to the EU Leadership

On December 4, 2019, Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union in Brussels hosted a meeting between Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Vladimir Chizhov, RIAC Member, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU, and Kirill Logvinov, Deputy Permanent Representative for Political Affairs On December 4, 2019,...

06.12.2019
 

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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