... the Iranian dossier. This is especially true of the US Representative to the UN Kelly Craft, who called in June on Russia and China "
to join a global consensus on Iran's conduct
It turns out that it was the United States that undermined international law and ensured isolation for itself.
The main reason for the current crisis is that the United States
withdrew from the JCPOA
in May 2018, thereby depriving itself of the rights and opportunities to use the mechanisms provided for by the ...
... such as the European Union, NATO, and the Eurasian Economic Union. This article explains why Moscow, Washington and Brussels decided to recognize new countries
à la carte
instead of applying the Montevideo Convention.
According to International law, European law and Russian law, members of international organizations must be recognized states. In such a context, the debate regarding the future of Kosovo, Abkhazia and South-Ossetia remains frozen due to the dialogue between Moscow ...
The headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva hosted a course on International humanitarian law (IHL) for practitioners and decision-makers.
The headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva hosted a course on International humanitarian law (IHL) for practitioners and decision-makers. Having opened on October 20, 2019, the event focused both on the basic principles of IHL and law enforcement issues, as well as new challenges related to the...
... as part of a joint project of Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the
Royal United Services Institute, RUSI
“Russian-British Security Dialogue”.
The seminar was attended by leading Russian and British experts on maritime security, international law, the Arctic, transport and logistics. The participants discussed the existing and potential security challenges and threats in the Arctic, the issues of interaction between the two countries in ensuring freedom of navigation and the ...
... Cyber Command carried out a cyberattack against Iranian units that were allegedly involved in the
on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman the previous week, even though the United States provided no evidence to support its claim.
Cyberattacks and International Law
Two Cyber Resolutions Are Better Than None
The legitimacy of the attack, like many others, is questionable. Similarly, international legal proceedings have yet to be launched against the United States in connection ...
... Are States Losing Ground in Norm-making?
Most business initiatives hinge on the fact that they all call for developing confidence-building measures and rules of conduct in the digital space. Besides, the business community welcomes the need to adjust international law to the new realities of the digital economy.
Private sector initiatives can perfectly be streamlined with initiatives put forward by countries within the framework of the UN. After all, by and large, governments pursue the same goals ...
There is still a role for global discussion on norms of conduct in cyberspace
Two Cyber Resolutions Are Better Than None
Experts both in Russia and in the West are beginning to feel cautiously hopeful about the recent UN discussions on information security. 2018 has seen the adoption of three resolutions regarding
states’ behaviour in cyberspace
, two of which have been proposed by Russia and one by the US. Following these suggested initiatives, two expert groups are supposed...
... forces, and ensuring a naval presence in key strategic regions is one of the U.S. priority policies in the World Ocean. The U.S. strategy on the Arctic notes that it prioritizes preserving all the rights, freedoms, and types of maritime use stipulated in international law in the region. Such wording is present in the Arctic strategies of the U.S. Department of Defence, Navy, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
In order to implement this policy, the U.S. launched the Freedom of Navigation (FON) programme in 1979....
... historically been shaped by state actors, especially in the security field. The tradition of political realism has firmly established the privileged position of states not only in the conduct of international politics but also in the establishment of international law. Even with the emergence of influential transnational actors from private sector and civil society and their recognition as full-fledged participants in international relations by the latest neo-theories of IR, they were still not seen ...
On October 11, 2018, RIAC held a discussion focusing on integrated management of marine spaces in the Arctic Ocean beyond national jurisdictions. The meeting started with the presentation of a draft report on this issue moderated by Andrey Zagorsky, RIAC Member, Director of IMEMO RAS Department of Disarmament and Conflict Resolution, following the discussions at the round table organized by RIAC on May 16, 2018.
On October 11, 2018, RIAC held a discussion focusing on integrated management of marine...