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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

Russia and Belarus: The “Post-Soviet” Interaction Model Is Exhausting Itself

... percent compared to 2017). Contrastingly, Ukraine is second (7.6 percent), while China is third (5.1 percent). The cumulative trade turnover of Belarus with all the EAEU countries was $36.5 billion at year-end 2018, while its trade turnover with the European Union was $17.3 billion (24.2 percent of the state’s total trade turnover). At the same time, Belarus sells mostly raw materials and semi-finished products to the European Union, while it mostly sells high added-value goods to Russia and EAEU ...

01.07.2019

Andrey Kortunov Speaks at European Council on Foreign Relations Annual Meeting

... forum gathered government officials, former and current diplomats, journalists, parliamentarians and public figures of European countries, representatives of international organizations and the private sector. The participants discussed the role of the European Union in the system of international relations, the dynamics of transatlantic interaction, the future of the multipolar world, the impact of new technologies on world politics, regional crises in the Middle East and Africa, etc. Andrey Kortunov,...

28.06.2019

Russia Rejoins PACE—But the Battle Isn’t Over in Europe

... parliamentarians to PACE de facto signifies the beginning of the end of European sanctions. Since four of the eighteen members of the delegation are under sanctions, their participation in PACE sessions enables them to get around the ban on them entering the European Union. Andrey Kortunov: Will Russia Return to Europe? Ultimately, the two camps reflect the broader division over Russia’s future: the pragmatists believe that the current Russian political regime is more or less stable, but that the growing ...

28.06.2019

Can Russia Plug Through US Sanctions to Reconstruct Syria?

... rehabilitation.” Some Russian and European policy institutions have already elaborated on ways to reconcile respective differences in this area. While Russia sees Syrian reconstruction mainly in terms of rebuilding the damaged physical infrastructure, European Union states link the reconstruction efforts to political transition. Meanwhile in Moscow there are two competing views on how to aid Syria’s recovery. Some argue for the need of political reforms and power transition, while others suggest ...

18.06.2019

A Framework for European-Russian cooperation in Syria

Framing a quid pro quo in Syria After more than eight years of conflict in Syria, it is now clear that there won’t be a near-term political transition away from Bashar al-Assad. This is a reality that Europeans, by and large, now accept. This does not mean, however, that Europeans are prepared to re-engage with Syria’s new landscape without conditions. On the contrary, European policy remains focused on the need to secure still meaningful gains and European tools, including sanctions, reconstruction...

17.06.2019

RIAC and ECFR Hold a Seminar on Relations between Russia and the Baltic States

On June 10–12, 2019, in St. Petersburg, European Council on Foreign Relations together with Russian International Affairs Council held an expert meeting on “Security Issues in Relations between Russia and the Baltic States and Russia-Ukraine Relations” On June 10–12, 2019, in St. Petersburg, European Council on Foreign Relations together with Russian International Affairs Council held an expert meeting on “Security Issues in Relations between Russia and the Baltic States and Russia-Ukraine Relations”...

16.06.2019

EU Parliament or National Mid-Term Elections?

The recent EU elections have been rather undecided, uninteresting, and divisive over national issues Despite much fanfare and discussions on the mortal contest between ‘pro-Europeans’ and ‘sovereignists,’ the recent EU elections have been rather undecided, uninteresting, and divisive over national issues. To be sure, the turnout has improved, but 50.95% remains absurdly low. In Italy, it has been the lowest ever (54.5%), and in Britain, in spite of the endless Brexit saga, it was a modest 36.9%...

14.06.2019

Protecting Personal Data: Who Is the Governor?

African countries should learn from mistakes that have already been made while pursuing their own path in Internet security All kinds of information has recently been made digital. This has transformed it into data which appears as bytes on the waves of the Internet. However, only recently, after years of frantic digitalization, we are becoming increasingly aware of the need to protect this information as efficiently as possible. Amid the constant debate between businesses and governments on who...

11.06.2019
 

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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