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RIAC at the Сonference «Germany-Russia-EU: a pandemic and its impact on foreign and security policy»

... Meetings was held. It organized by the Gorchakov Fund and the German-Russian Forum On July 16, 2020, the VI Youth Forum of the Potsdam Meetings was held. It organized by the Gorchakov Fund and the German-Russian Forum. The theme of the conference is «Germany-Russia-EU: The Pandemic and Its Influence on Foreign and Security Policies». During the conference, a wide range of issues of bilateral and international relations, prospects for overcoming the global economic crisis and the consequences of the ...


What Will the Upcoming U.S. Elections Bring to Russia and Germany? Discussion at Hanns-Seidel Stiftung

On July 14, 2020, Hanns-Seidel Stiftung held an online discussion on the U.S. Presidential Election: what implications will the election results have on relations with Russia and Germany? Experts from RIAC, Hanns-Seidel Stiftung, and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University took part in the workshop. On July 14, 2020, Hanns-Seidel Stiftung held an online discussion on the U.S. Presidential ...


RIAC and ECFR Discuss Possible Cooperation on African Vector

The parties agreed to prepare and conduct a virtual expert meeting in order to identify possible areas for cooperation On June 24, 2020, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, held an online working meeting with Theodore Murphy, Director for the Africa Program at the European Council for Foreign Relations. Andrey Kortunov spoke about RIAC Africa project portfolio, the current areas of the Council's research, publications on topics related to Africa, and plans for the future. Theodore Murphy shared...


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.


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  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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