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Online Meeting with German Embassy in Russia

The online discussion focused on further cooperation and plans for the joint seminar by RIAC and the German Embassy during the period of the German EU Council Presidency On May 27, 2020, RIAC held an online meeting with the German Embassy in the Russian Federation. The meeting was attended by Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, Natalya Vyakhireva, RIAC Program Manager, Géza Andreas von Geyr, German Ambassador to Russia,...


How would Germany and Russia position themselves in the event of a Sino-American war?

One can agree with Carl Schmidt, namely to rethink things for the state of emergency and also to prepare mentally for worst case scenarios. An important question that comes to my mind again and again is how Germany will position itself in the event of a Sino-American war – itself and within the EU, especially since it is quite possible that Rumsfeld polarization will re-establish itself in old and new Europe. So far, this question has only been asked once,...


How COVID-19 Overreaction Cast a Disturbing Communist Shadow Over Liberal Democracies Across the World

... part of the current reality. It is crucial to mention that not only scientists from the U.S. put into question rationality behind the “draconian” measures taken by our governments, previously only seen in the societies sick of communist disease. In Germany, Frank Ulrich Montgomery, who is a German radiologist, former President of the German Medical Association and Deputy Chairman of the World Medical Association, said in an interview with General Anzeiger that he is “not a fan of lockdown.” ...


Coronavirus as a Problem of Fathers and Sons

After the pandemic, a new agenda will emerge in the world, which will be determined by young people who are now under the house arrest of self-isolation. Suddenly, they will have had enough time to think about this agenda Have you ever thought about the age paradox of coronavirus? Everyone knows that the virus is at its most dangerous when contracted by elderly people. But in everyday life, it’s not the pensioners who suffer the most from the pandemic, but the youth. Yes, of course, there have...


Coronavirus Reveals Cracks in European Unity

..., one can expect more from the entity that regulates the shape of cucumbers and the lamination of light bulbs. Yet, in the event of a global pandemic, the EU relegates responsibility to local or regional administrations. While federal states such as Germany have been just as slow to react, leaving the organizational responsibility with local governments (and only recently nationalizing the purchase of medical equipment), other more unitary states such as France have been quicker to react. Even the ...


Foreign Office Director for Policy Planning Sebastian Groth

... resolving the conflict in Donbass, possible future of the European arms control, ways to restore European unity, and the evolution of transatlantic relations. The discussion was also attended by the staff of the German Foreign Office and the Embassy of Germany in Moscow.


Meeting with Delegation of Bundestag Members from Free Democratic Party of Germany

... Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Andrey Kolesnikov, Chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, had a meeting with a delegation of Bundestag members from Free Democratic Party of Germany (FDP) headed by Christian Lindner, Chairman of the party. The following issues were discussed in the course of the meeting: political and socio-economic development of Russia, Russian foreign policy, and interaction between Russia and the European ...


Igor Ivanov Speaks at Federal Academy for Security Policy (Germany)

On January 23, 2020, Igor Ivanov, RIAC President, addressed the audience of the Federal Academy for Security Policy (Germany), an inter-ministerial institution for advanced studies, education and training in security policy in the remit of the Federal Ministry of Defense of Germany. The Academy is headed by Ambassador Ekkehard Brose. On January 23, 2020, Igor Ivanov,...


Igor Ivanov’s Remarks at the Federal Academy for Security Policy

Russia and Europe are parts of a great, dynamically developing Eurasian space. There are many other actors here. Everyone has their own interests and plans. It is up to us to decide whether Russia and the EU will act as partners or as competitors. However, we do not have much time to make that decision. Other actors will not wait. Dear Ambassador Brose, Ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would like to thank the Federal Academy for Security Policy for inviting me to speak at today’s event. Sadly...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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