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

... 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 his country’s right to develop the peaceful atom would be respected. The ...


An Unforeseeable Europe

... any time soon. However, in late 2018, Paris became witness to an uprising of “yellow vests,” and Emmanuel Macron’s star began to dim. Angela Merkel’s victory in the German federal elections was pyrrhic: next year, the exogenous Alternative for Germany party will achieve unprecedented success in Bavaria and Hesse and the Chancellor will be forced to play the unenviable role of “lame duck.” All attempts to agree upon a “civilized divorce” with the United Kingdom have thus far come to ...


Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... Scenarios 1. Regardless of the resolution of the post-Yugoslav heritage problems, formation of a permanent "Balkan Council" is a top priority. It would include representatives of Russia, the US, Great Britain, Turkey, France, Italy, Slovenia and Germany as international observers, with mediation on the part of the EU and the UN, and also envoys of all the Western Balkan countries. The logical way to give life to this format is to reframe and accelerate the work of the Regional Cooperation Council ...


RIAC at 169th Bergedorf Round Table

... China in the changing world order”. The event was attended by major political figures, diplomats, and leading experts on various issues of international relations from the EU and China. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany, having an official visit to China, addressed the round table participants. Russia at the round table was represented by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Mark Entin, RIAC Expert.


Meeting with Representatives of Heinrich Böll Foundation

... Russian International Affairs Council. The German guests got acquainted with current RIAC projects in the area of European studies and discussed the possibilities for improving the mechanisms of interaction between the expert communities of Russia and Germany on European security and cooperation.


Meeting with German Diplomats

... resolve the Syrian and Ukrainian crises, and the possibility of "selective cooperation" between Russia and the European Union in areas of mutual interest. The possible consequences of the ongoing changes in the alignment of political forces in Germany were also touched upon in the context of future interaction between Russia and Germany.


New EU Strategy for Development of Cooperation in Eurasia Discussed in Berlin

On November 26, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council and Stiftung Wissenschaft and Politik (SWP, Germany) held a joint seminar “Connectivity — Russian and German Perspectives” in Berlin. On November 26, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council and Stiftung Wissenschaft and Politik (SWP, Germany) held a joint seminar “Connectivity — ...


RIAC at Adenauer Foundation Seminar in Moscow

On November 20, 2018, a seminar on security issues was held at Moscow office of the Adenauer Foundation (Germany). In the framework of the three sessions, the experts discussed general issues of the European security architecture and the state of Russian-European relations, opportunities for cooperation in the cybersphere and crises in the Middle East. ...


A Pragmatic View on Migration

... should be the top priority, there can be no other opinion. But pragmatism and other considerations are not entirely incompatible, since moral and ethical considerations can be built into the pragmatic considerations. Let us take the migration crisis in Germany as an example. Having taken in refugees, the Germans seemed to have been acting in accordance with some moral imperatives: people need help, etc. However, there was also a rational pragmatic idea: solving the demographic problem. Germany has a ...


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