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Andrey Kortunov Takes Part in International Debates on the Results of Elections to the European Parliament

On June 5, 2019 in Berlin, Robert Bosch Academy hosted a public debate on the impact of the elections to the European Parliament over the position of the European Union in the world. On June 5, 2019 in Berlin, Robert Bosch Academy hosted a public debate on the impact of the elections to the European Parliament over the position of the European Union in the world. Experts from the United States, China,...

08.06.2019

Russia — USA — EU Seminar at the University of Malta

On May 30 – June 1, 2019, The University of Malta (Valletta Campus) held a seminar "Russia — USA — EU Trialogue". On May 30 – June 1, 2019, The University of Malta (Valletta Campus) held a seminar "Russia — USA — EU Trialogue". The seminar was attended by experts from the Centre for the Study and Practice Conflict Resolution of the University of Malta, Centre for International Peace & Conflict Resolution of the American University (USA), School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution...

06.06.2019

Squaring the Circle: Russian and European Views on Syrian Reconstruction

... Director Dr Joost Hiltermann. We agreed that the Syrian war had reached a turning point, and that time had come therefore to take a serious look at the question of post-war reconstruction. We realized, of course, that Russia and Western countries (the European Union, EU member states, and the United States) are taking quite divergent positions on reconstruction funding. And so we thought it would be useful to compare and contrast these positions with the overall aim to identify areas of common ground ...

05.06.2019

Europe will build its own army only if it is absolutely forced to do it

Right now, such scenarios look very unlikely There is no doubt that the EU can put together a modern and powerful army. Europe has more than enough human, financial, industrial, and technological resources to do that. However, if the EU has not yet done this despite continuous discussions, political statements, and even approved programs, it means the incentives to proceed are not strong enough. First, nobody is eager to have a military machine in Europe duplicating NATO or even some of its functions...

30.05.2019

Seminar for Russian Participants of the EU Visitors Program

... the EU Visitors Program (EUVP). University lecturers, journalists, civil society leaders from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Voronezh, Volgograd, Samara, and Kazan took part in the seminar. Reports were made by Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation, Head of Delegation; Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Sabine Fischer, Head of Eastern Europe and Eurasia Research Division at German Institute for International and Security Studies (SWP), and Lev Gudkov,...

30.05.2019

RIAC Takes Part in Riga Dialogue — 2019

On May 23–24, 2019, Riga Dialogue, an annual international high-level expert conference, was held in Riga. On May 23–24, 2019, Riga Dialogue, an annual international high-level expert conference, was held in Riga. The 2019 meeting was devoted to “Crisis Management and Strategic Stability in the Euroatlantic Community”. Traditionally, the meeting was organized by the Latvian Institute of International Affairs with the support of international partners, including Russian International Affairs Council...

29.05.2019

Myths of the European elections - unmasked

... the individual EU Member States, their current problems and challenges and the associated expectations with regard to the EU elections.In Sweden, for example, the conservatives’ approach is becoming more and more popular: Sweden does stand by the European Union, but is cautious about its further development. The competences, especially of the Commission, should not be extended and further cuts in national sovereignty should be treated with utmost caution.In Poland, on the other hand, the elections ...

26.05.2019

The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... Council of Europe, in which Russia was deliberately deprived of certain rights enshrined in the CoE Charter. In a sense, this analogy applies to the activities of the International Contact Group on Venezuela, which has slipped under pressure from the European Union on biased and non-constructive positions. In short, increasingly, multilateral structures designed to serve as a platform for equal dialogue and the search for viable compromises are becoming a means of isolation and political pressure....

24.05.2019
 

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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