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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

The World After the INF Treaty: Time to Let European Leaders in on the Game?

... Domino Effect: America’s Withdrawal from the INF Treaty and Its Ramifications Few of us remember how negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme began. In October 2003, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Dominique de Villepin and Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Joschka Fischer approached President of Iran Mohammad Khatami in an attempt to persuade him to comply with IAEA requirements and also to provide him with guarantees that ...

05.02.2019

An Unforeseeable Europe

... recover from the initial shock of the uppercut delivered by the British people, and European leaders got used to the peculiar political style of the White House’s newest resident. In 2017, populists were stopped first in the Netherlands and then in France. The German political system also fended off the onslaught of the right, which helped it keep the main “Berlin–Paris” political axis intact. While the migration crisis was not fully resolved in 2017, it did fade into the background somewhat ...

29.01.2019

Italy and France: Used to Be Friends… or is it Suddenly not so?

It is obvious that today it is simply impossible to talk about fruitful cooperation between Italy and France for the cause of building a new “United Europe” On January 20, 2019, leader of Italy’s Five Star Movement and Deputy Prime Minister of the coalition cabinet Luigi Di Maio said that France is “one of those countries that by printing ...

28.01.2019
 

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  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  
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