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Discourse Has Changed From Space as a Sanctuary to the Next Warfighting Domain

Interview with Sonay Sarac, expert on space security issues at the German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics Sonay Sarac is a German expert on space security issues at the German Society for Aeronautics and Astronautics. He earned a Peace and Conflict Research M.A. at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany, with a focus on Space Security and Space Policy. In an interview with the RIAC, Mr Sarac spoke on the advantages of space weapons, measures to help prevent the weaponization of outer...


From Tanks and Deserts to Missiles and Tropical Islands

The USMC should become a streamlined tool for containing China's growing power The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has launched a radical reform that fully and completely reflects the changes in U.S. geopolitical priorities. The Marines are busy getting rid of all their tanks, planning to stock up on medium-range missiles and preparing to become a defensive wall against the growing Chinese fleet. The “Devil Dogs,” a name the Marines have worn proudly since World War I, have always spearheaded...


PIR Center 20th International School on Global Security

... Russian-speaking community of young diplomats and international experts in the CIS space, highlight Russian and international approaches to solving regional global security and development issues, and organize a constructive discussion around key issues of international security On September 26 – October 4, 2020, the 20th anniversary PIR Center International School on Global Security is being held in Zvenigorod. The objectives of the program are to form a Russian-speaking community of young diplomats ...


RIAC–CSIS Expert Meeting on the Prospects for Development of Russia-U.S. Relations

... Russia and the United States in the Arctic; prospects for resolving the Middle East crisis; political changes in Russia and the United States and their impact on bilateral relations. The discussion was attended by experts on Russia-the U.S. relations and international security from both countries, as well as experts on each of the issues discussed. The U.S. side was represented by Frank A. Rose (Brookings Institution), Anya Loukianova Fink (CNA), Christopher K. Johnson (CSIS), Hannah Thoburn (U.S. Senate ...


Mistrust between Russia and the United States Has Reached an All-Time High

... Washington. Similarly, NATO’s call at the 2010 Lisbon Summit for a true strategic partnership with Russia can hardly be viewed as a unilateral concession. In both instances, the interests of both parties were taken into account, as were the interests of international security in general. Oleg Shakirov: The Future of U.S.–Russia Relations Russia and the United States remain the world’s leading nuclear powers, boasting the largest strategic weapons capabilities. Moscow and Washington have been engaged ...


Tackling the Illicit Drug Trade: Perspectives From Russia

While strengthening international cooperation is crucial, Russia needs to complement law enforcement with a softer approach for the demand side of the drug trade at home The Afghan drug trade supplying the Russian market has fuelled conflict, corruption, and instability in the region, provided financial support to terrorist organisations and led to a devastating addiction and HIV epidemic in Russia. How can this fight be won? While strengthening cooperation with its Central Asian neighbours will...


Russia and the U.S.: Time to Look for Compromises

... Donald Trump, while the Democrats put their faith in former Vice President Joe Biden. Igor Ivanov: The World after START Just like the rest of the world, Moscow has been following the policy statements presented by the candidates on foreign policy and international security particularly closely. No revelations were forthcoming there either. The two candidates, each in his own distinctive style, set out their positions, which boil down to affirming America’s global leadership. But we have known this ...


The New START Must Not Become an Ironic END of Bilateral Russia-U.S. Arms Control

Should the New Start expire, it brings with it the death of an entire tradition of established bilateral agreements between the world’s two nuclear superpowers As John Bolton said, “Why extend the flawed system [New START] just to say you have a treaty?” Whether intentionally or not, the former US National Security Advisor might have asked one of the most pertinent questions amidst the current precariousness of arms control at a modest rally for Young Conservatives in July 2019. His rhetorical...


Statement by the EASLG: Advancing Strategic Stability and Reducing Nuclear Risks in the Euro-Atlantic Region

Reinforcing the Principle that a Nuclear War Cannot be Won and Must Never be Fought and Extending New START Reinforcing the Principle that a Nuclear War Cannot be Won and Must Never be Fought and Extending New START Today—six months before the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) will expire if not extended—members of the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) released a statement headlined, “Advancing Strategic Stability and Reducing Nuclear Risks in the Euro-Atlantic Region...


Peace at Last for Yemen?

Yemen’s looming humanitarian disaster and its people’s pleas for peace require action on three levels The long-running conflict in Yemen is riper for resolution than ever before. Yemenis on all sides are exhausted by the fighting and were quick to embrace the appeal issued in March by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres for a global ceasefire amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The following month, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen announced a two-week unilateral ceasefire, which it subsequently...


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    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  
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