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March to Tripoli, or a Third Civil War in Libya: Initial Results

... increased military assistance from Turkey (including for groups that are part of the Tripoli Defence Forces). Khalifa Haftar fully, and erroneously, expected that military support from his external allies (Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and France) would help his forces overcome the enemy’s resistance. While the LNA could count on the direct participation of the Egyptian special forces (as well as on the operational air force of Egypt and the United Arab Emirates) during its campaigns ...

13.06.2019

French Embassy Hosts a Meeting of the "Club of Three"

On May 18, 2019, French Embassy in Moscow hosted a meeting of the Club of Three, an international forum uniting experts, businessmen, diplomats, and government officials from Russia, France, and the UK. On May 18, 2019, French Embassy in Moscow hosted a meeting of the Club of Three, an international forum uniting experts, businessmen, diplomats, and government officials from Russia, France, and the UK. The discussion focused on ...

21.05.2019

Italy, France, Libya

... not positively affect relations with Paris. Another quirk, at the heart of Italian Finmeccanica, when the Paris-Berlin axis requested the intervention of the European commission to investigate the acquisition by Fincantieri of the French company Stx France (now Chantiers de l'Atlantique) — agreement taken by Hollande and immediately withdrawn by Macron as soon as he went up to the Elysium. There is also the public accounts front: where the statement by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte wants ...

20.05.2019

Helping Iran to Make the Right Choice

... settlement, state-building in Iraq, civil war in Yemen or political dynamics in Lebanon —, Iran remains the big elephant in the room. Its impact on the region is profound, multifaceted and controversial. The predominant view in the West in general and in France in particular is that Iran is more part of the problem than it is part of the solution. Of course, Iran’s friends and partners, including Russia, argue the opposite. All these disagreements notwithstanding, the broad international consensus is ...

13.05.2019

In Moscow RIAC and Institut Montaigne (France) Discuss the Ukrainian and Syrian Settlement

The event was held in the framework of cooperation between the two organizations in a series of seminars. On April 17, 2019 in Moscow, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) together with Institut Montaigne (France) and with the assistance of the Embassy of the French Republic in the Russian Federation held an international seminar "Conflict Resolution in Syria and Ukraine: Russian and French Approaches". The event was held in the framework of cooperation ...

22.04.2019

Andrey Kortunov Makes a Speech at IFRI Seminar on the Future of Strategic Stability in the Context of Confrontation between Russia and the USA

On April 18, 2019, at IFRI (Institut français des relations internationales), Paris, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held a closed expert seminar session on the ”Future of Strategic Stability in the Context of Confrontation between Moscow and Washington”. On April 18, 2019, at IFRI (Institut français des relations internationales), Paris, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held a closed expert seminar session on the ”Future of Strategic Stability in the Context of Confrontation between...

22.04.2019

From Apprehensions to Ambitions: The French Approach to China

Challenges and Opportunities of Cooperation between France and China General Secretary of China Xi Jinping’s tour of Italy, Monaco and France on March 21–26, 2019, caused a stir across Europe. What approach should be taken to projects being proposed under the Belt and Road Initiative? What threats ...

11.04.2019

French Embassy Holds Discussion on Opportunities for Russia–France Security Cooperation in the Middle East

On April 3, 2019, French Embassy in Moscow held a seminar on security issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and opportunities for Russia–France cooperation in this region. On April 3, 2019, French Embassy in Moscow held a seminar on security issues in the Middle East and North Africa region and opportunities for Russia–France cooperation in this region. Professor Gilles Kepel, one ...

09.04.2019

Four Dreadful Scenarios for Tomorrow’s Syria and What We Can Do To Avoid Them

... as well as in other possible scenarios. Here also, close consultations between key actors are urgently needed. Realistically, it is impossible to sit all regional and international players around the same table. Three of them, i.e. Russia, the US and France, have vested interests, a capacity to talk to many regional stakeholders and are permanent members of the UNSC. We suggest that these three powers take a joint initiative and coordinate intensively so as to gather the other powers involved. First ...

18.02.2019

Former French Foreign Minister Hubert Védrine Makes a Speech at RIAC

On February 5, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council held a seminar “Challenges and Opportunities in Relations between Russia and France”. The special speaker was the French Foreign Minister (1997–2002) Hubert Védrine. The meeting discussed issues such as risks to relations between Russia and the EU, prospects for Russia-France relations, the future of the EU, and Russia-EU ...

06.02.2019
 

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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