Search: International relations (24 materials)


A New Anarchy? Scenarios for World Order Dynamics

... in hand with the collapse of the habitual institutions (from sovereign nation states to classical capitalism). This is a crisis scenario that leads not so much to a new balance as to an all-out reset of the institutions, power, production modes, and international relations. But even though this model wins over by a promise of breaking the mould, it was mostly confined to journalistic and academic writings. The second model seems more familiar. It suggests building a new bipolarity. Until not a very ...


Why Should We Be Grateful to Donald Trump?

Donald Trump’s presidency should serve as a shock for the international community, forcing it to arise from the sweet slumber of recent decades Looking back on the history of international relations over the past three decades it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that the world fell into a kind of voluptuous state of relaxation after the end of the Cold War. For some reason, everyone decided that now the main security threat ...


Discussion "Self-Reliance: a Chimera, Forced Strategy, or Real Opportunities?"

... Morozov, RIAC Program Manager, project manager for German-Russian International Affairs Dialogue, and Alevtina Larionova, RIAC Program Assistant. During the meeting, different generations of experts exchanged views on the issues of changing the system of international relations and Russia's place in it, the internal points of growth for the Russian economy, the impact of sanctions on the country's business environment, and priority areas of economic development.


Russia — West Crisis: Small Steps Are Not Enough

... both relations and Russia. Speaking of isolation in general, North Korea is the subject of the harshest sanctions policy today. However, it is not completely isolated and has maintained contacts with its neighbours and beyond. Complete isolation in international relations is not possible; there still will be certain opportunities to develop ties. Could today’s situation be compared to the system of international relations that was present in the 19 th century? Certainly not. The Congress of Vienna ...


Russia Is Offering an Olive Branch, Not Flaunting Nuclear Weapons

Russia hopes that its partners will properly understand this signal President Vladimir Putin’s recent address to the Federal Assembly made quite a splash in the international community. Unsurprisingly, particular attention was paid to the sections of the address in which the president spoke in detail about boosting Russia’s defense capabilities, creating new weapons systems and readiness to ensure national security. The Kremlin’s critics in the West immediately accused the Russian leadership of...


False Conflict: Universalism and Identity

... branched and intersecting food chains; accordingly, it is diversity that minimizes the danger that if one of the elements falls out (the disappearance of some species), the whole system collapses, and the extinction of other species begins. The history of international relations confirms this general pattern, although, of course, it brings its amendments and clarifications. For example, the stability of the system of the nineteenth century’s European concert was mainly based on the socio-economic diversity ...


“The World in Disarray”: Is An Update of the International System Possible?

In today’s globalized world system, barely any issues can be considered a matter of concern for only one country.  Developments in all spheres of international relations - be it nuclear proliferation, climate change, epidemics and diseases, financial instability, or cyber security - affect the whole world in one way or the other.  Today’s international setting suggests that the world order to ...


Russia's Role in International Relations Discussed in Budapest

On March 3-4, Central European University (Budapest) hosted international conference "Russia in International Relations: in Search of Role and Identity." The event gathered university professors, experts and dplomats from Hungary, Germany, the U.S.A., Armenia, Turkey, Great Britain, France, Switzerland, Poland and China. Russia was represented ...


RIAC Launches a Series of “City Breakfasts” in Fyodor Dostoevsky Library

On February 16, 2017, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held the first “city breakfast” in Fyodor Dostoevsky library. Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, and Timur Makhmutov, RIAC Deputy Director of Programs, gave a lecture “the World in 100 years. International affairs forecasting: what is waiting for us in the 22 nd century?” The experts discussed the main trends influencing world politics, and suggested possible development options for international...


2016 – Contours of the New Reality

The year 2016 is important for understanding the changes in the international arena that started two years before. It was in 2016 that we began to see the new reality – the more or less clear contours of the future – take shape. Nothing was so clear in 2014, which was marked by the abrupt transformation of Russia’s relations with the outside world. This was also true of 2015, as too little time passed since key players made extremely consequential decisions whose long-term effects...


Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
For business
For researchers
For students