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Science and Diplomacy go Shoulder to Shoulder

The new conflict, or better said misunderstanding, is growing between Russia and the collective West. A logical zeitgeist forms – that the avenues for cooperation between the two parties grow smaller every day. Mutual distrust, media sensationalism and Western political figures brazenly shouting about Russian isolation/aggression etc. further adds to the rift, and further points Russia away to the East. In Russia itself, the way that is presented, is that closer cooperation with eastern countries...


A New Model of International Cooperation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities

The task of integrating Russian social sciences and humanities into the global discourse remains for the most part unsolved It is unlikely that anyone would doubt the value of international cooperation in the development of the social sciences and the humanities. The formation of global scientific and education markets. The sharp increase in geographic mobility of scientists and experts. The rapid development of comparative ...


Experts Offer Ways to Bring Russian Science and Education on a Global Level

On February 25, 2016 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a round table “Russia's International Cooperation in Science and Education.” The event was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent ...


Diplomacy in space

... exploration enthusiasts and scientists (including those at NASA) celebrate Yuri’s Night to mark this significant moment in human exploration. History may provide the context for how and why these events unfolded, but our current endeavors require international cooperation which help us see the first missions into space as part of a bigger picture. The United States would go on to claim victory in space by being the first to step foot on the Moon, while the Soviet Union failed in four attempts ...


The Russian Arctic: Potential for International Cooperation

Report No. 17 / 2015 The report continues work held in line with the “Roadmap for International Cooperation in the Arctic” project organized by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). The report looks into the network of circumpolar territories including new industrial regions on the Arctic continental shelf, analyses key ...


Pivotal questions about Russia's China pivot

The risks for Russia do exist, but they are connected not with Russia-China bilateral interaction, but rather with Russian economic development dynamics. If Russia doesn’t modernize and diversify its economy, increase its innovation potential, the ties with China will remain one-sided: Russia will export raw materials, energy resources, military equipment and, in return, receive consumer goods, car manufacturing products and so on. In order to avoid that and proceed to more complex cooperation...


Project Globalization 2.0: RIAC Delegation Meets Italian Educators

On March 24, 2015, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov , RIAC Member Andrey Melville , Head of Political Science Department at Higher School of Economics and manager of RIAC project " Globalization 2.0: New Approaches to Teaching and Research ", and RIAC Program Manager Tatiana Bogdasarova were in Rome at the Italian Foreign Ministry club to hold talks with Rector of Venice International University Ambassador Umberto Vattani , Ambassador Laura Mirachian of the Universita degli Studi...


Higher Education for Greater Europe: Opportunities and Prospects

On February 10, 2014, Russian International Affairs Council held seminar "Higher Education for Greater Europe: Jean Monnet Program for Russian Universities" co-sponsored by Erasmus Plus Russian National Office and moderated by RIAC Program Director Ivan Timofeev. In his opening remarks, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov stressed that today educational projects on partnership and practices' exchange are obtaining special importance as they work to uphold ties between countries. The...


Time for Universities to Step In

... we are, regrettably, witnessing pose a serious challenge to the current approach to international interaction, be it in the global financial and lending system, and in education and research systems – in which universities act as key drivers of international cooperation. In a crisis of confidence, it is academic corporations that can and must act as the generators of a new quality in international cooperation, setting a positive agenda. Conflicts and universities Every conflict is invariably ...


Timothy O'Connor: Learning to Study Is the Key

... education is an instrument of soft power; if the Bologna system has become naturalized in Russia; how the mega-grants program contributes to the development of science; and whether a “cooling of relations” is affecting the development of international cooperation in the fields of science and education. What are the key competencies that make an individual competitive nowadays? What approaches make a company competitive? What role does education play in acquiring these competencies and ...


Poll conducted

  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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