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How the Pandemic Will Change EU-Russian Relations

... unable to reach internal consensus about engaging in substantive dialogue with Russian military officials, even as chances for the extension of the New START Treaty grow increasingly slim. Earlier this year, there was hope that a serious conversation on European security might take place in Moscow during the seventy-fifth anniversary of Victory Day. But those hopes were dashed when commemorative events were postponed because of the pandemic. Additional economic problems between Russia and the EU are ...


Macron’s Security Ambitions and Russia

... certainly gave new impetus to the debate. Although it is not always easy to decode the intentions of the US President, his indifference for transatlantic relations offered the EU some more room for action. This does not mean that the US commitment to European security faded away. But it signals that the US expected from the EU to play a bigger role in that regard. President of France Emmanuel Macron has been the first leader of an EU member-state to give a personal tint to this new role. He believes ...


Danish-Russian Interfaces: the Arctic and The Baltic Sea Region

RIAC and The Danish Foreign Policy Society Report #54 RIAC and The Danish Foreign Policy Society Report #54 While the Arctic is currently undergoing a significant transformation as a result of climate change and global political processes, remains a region of low tension in Russia-West relations, the Baltic Sea region is of a more complex nature. To address the evolving challenges and overcome the differences in perceptions of the Arctic, the Kingdom of Denmark and the Russia Federation need to...


The Hidden Logic of the United States that Led to its Withdrawal from the INF Treaty

What Did Washington Hope to Achieve? And What Are the Possible Implications of Its Decision? The Treaty Between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on the Elimination of Their Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty) was a cornerstone of the system of bilateral arms control agreements and a key factor in maintaining the fragile balance in the nuclear forces of the two countries. The withdrawal of the United States from the INF Treaty will...


Meeting with Representatives of Swedish Ministry of Defense

On March 3, 2020, Swedish Ministry of Defense staff, Håkan Andersson and Jörgen Cederberg, as well as Gudrun Persson, Member of Swedish Defence Research Agency, visited Russian International Affairs Council. On March 3, 2020, Swedish Ministry of Defense staff, Håkan Andersson and Jörgen Cederberg, as well as Gudrun Persson, Member of Swedish Defence Research Agency, visited Russian International Affairs Council. RIAC guests were informed about Council’s current projects in the field of European...


How to Address the Russian Post-INF Initiatives

... remains a matter of great importance for Berlin. France in comparison has seemed more interested in seeking a solution. Paris would probably like to see the intermediate-range missiles issue resolved as part of a broader re-thinking and re-building of European security. NATO responded with a traditional statement about 9M729 being a grave violation of the treaty, and as long as this ground-launched cruise missile remains in existence, there will be no discussions. When this subject was raised in an ...


Four Pieces of Advice to Emmanuel Macron about the INF Treaty

... position of foreign policy leader of Europe, including regarding Russian, which is very important for the European Union. Even less would he wish to surrender the issue of the INF Treaty (with its direct and fundamental bearing on the foundations of European security) to Donald Trump, who has not shown himself to be particularly reliable or benevolent towards Europe. The French initiative seems to be left hanging. Emmanuel Macron held a meeting with Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Normandy ...


How to Stop NATO

... addition to the important, yet somewhat abstract issue of “Euro-Atlantic identity,” Eastern European countries are faced with the no less important, but far more specific issue of their participation in practical everyday decision-making on matters of European security. Each country seeks to gain a seat at the table where the most pressing political and military issues — issues that are of direct relevance to them – are discussed. Nobody would like to find themselves in the position of an outside ...


OSCE SG Thomas Greminger: We Need to Invest in Cooperative Approaches to Solve Security Problems

... partly, on the progress achieved in resolving the crisis in and around Ukraine, that would allow rebuilding some of the trust that has been lost among the key stakeholders in Europe and this would then allow, again, to tackle more fundamental issues of European security and that bring about a new gathering of OSCE’s heads of state and government. What are your expectations from the upcoming Ministerial Council meeting in December? Ivan Timofeev: Unbalanced Europe and the New Order in the OSCE Space ...


Assess the Intent, Rather than Opportunities. Experts Discuss Mutual Deterrence Risks in Europe

On October 24, 2019, Dostoevsky library hosted a RIAC Urban Breakfast “Arms under Control: will Russia and NATO Agree? Expert Assessment." In the course of the breakfast OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions report «Reducing the Risks of Conventional Deterrence in Europe. Arms Control in the NATO-Russia Contact Zones» was presented. Opening the event, Andrey Zagorsky briefly talked about the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions, its structure, and its main activities...


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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