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RIAC at University Consortium Training Module at Sciences Po (Paris)

On January 12–19, 2020, Paris hosted a series of meetings between the representatives of the academic community and Russian officials with members of the University Consortium network On January 12–19, 2020, Paris hosted a series of meetings between the representatives of the academic community and Russian officials with members of the University Consortium network. The training module focused on such topics as the role of perception in relations between Russia and the West, US policy towards Russia...

20.01.2020

Four Pieces of Advice to Emmanuel Macron about the INF Treaty

... a barrage of accusations against the Élysée Palace, suggesting its current occupant was undermining the unity of the West and was, once again, all too willing to make unjustified concessions to Moscow. Many in the United States were surprised that France was trying to influence the fate of the INF Treaty, which was (or rather had been, before its demise) a bilateral treaty between Moscow and Washington. Macron had some explaining to do to his American and European partners, NATO Secretary-General ...

26.12.2019

70 years NATO – China for the first time as a „possible threat“

... „obsolete“. Macron intends to move closer to Russia, start a new detente with Putin to prvent a Sino-Russian alliance and to relieve pressure on the European central front to get more NATO resources for the South: Africa and the Near and Middle East. France has long pushed for a Mediterranean Union in the EU and is now trying to do so in NATO.   Source: AP Photo/Frank AugsteinThe Eastern Europeans, on the other hand, see NATO’s main area of ​​activity as against Russia in the east, and Trump ...

19.12.2019

Results of the Norman Four Meeting Discussed at Ambassador of France Residence

On November 11, 2019, at the Residence of the Ambassador of France to Russia, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, met with Pierre Vimont, Special Envoy of the President of France for the Development of Relations between the European Union and Russia, and Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador to Russia. On November ...

12.12.2019

Prospects for Resolving Eastern Ukraine Conflict Discussed at French Ambassador’s Residence

... Center, had a meeting with the group of French diplomats to discuss the upcoming Norman Quartet Summit taking place on December 9, possible progress in resolving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, prospects for bilateral cooperation between Russia and France, as well as relations between Russia and the countries of the European Union. The discussion was moderated by Sylvie Bermann, Ambassador of France to Russia.

01.12.2019

Russian and French Experts and Diplomats Discuss Interaction of the Two Countries in the Middle East

On November 26, 2019, French Embassy in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with Institut Montaigne (France), held a seminar on the potential of Russia-France cooperation in the Middle East conflict areas On November 26, 2019, French Embassy in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with Institut Montaigne (France), held a seminar ...

27.11.2019

Russia joins the Paris Climate Change Agreement: clear the way for an EU-Russia Eco-Alliance?

... in disarmament. People in Germany are over-sensitized to green issues, and the atomic threat of war, which has never been so great as it is today, does not give anyone the necessary importance here. Protesters gather near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France during the 2015 UN Climate Conference. (Clement Martin/Sipa USA via Associated Press) Germany and the EU do not seem to grasp the seriousness of the situation when power politics dominate international relations and disarmament agreements collapse....

11.10.2019

Weimar 2.0 and Russia

... why we have many problems in common with Europe, those that generate states of inequality and despair, other forms of alienation. They are easier to solve together. We can draw lessons from each other’s mistakes. If we take the pensions reform in France, something could be prompted by the experience of the similar reform in Russia. It has led to a substantial rise in the over-all uncertainty in the country, which might continue well into the 2024 elections, unless a broad maneuver is undertaken ...

30.09.2019

Onslaught of French Diplomacy

... situation even despite the existing resolutions of the UN Security Council and universal denunciation of US unilateral moves. It is necessary to look for compromise with due account of Mike Pompeo’s 12 items that are unlikely to disappear any time soon. France forwarded a proposal that does not sound unequivocal but is quite suitable for discussion and bargaining: the JCPOA must be maintained but talks must be started on other major issues, for example Iran’s ballistic missiles. Tehran was told that ...

25.09.2019

A Europe Whole and Free: A Utopia or, After All, a Future?

... but steady. In that case Europe could guarantee itself strong positions, well in line with its values and traditions, in a globalised world of interdependence and cultural diversity, where development of all would ensure development of each nation. France convened the Paris Peace Forum last year to mark the end of World War One. So far its results do not impress. Maybe, we could begin with an OSCE summit which has not been held ever since 2010? Holding any inclusive forum similar to the Hague Peace ...

23.08.2019
 

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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