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Artificial Intelligence and Nuclear Weapons

Artificial intelligence in military affairs Earlier this year, the author had an opportunity to participate in a workshop held under the auspices of SIPRI and the Pathfinder Foundation concerning the introduction of machine learning and autonomy in the nuclear forces-related systems. Interaction of new technologies (which include artificial intelligence in the broadest sense of the word) with means for preventing global conflict (as well as ensuring Armageddon if necessary) is one of the most...

06.05.2019

Expert Seminar "Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Eastern Ukraine"

On April 29, 2019, RIAC hosted a closed expert seminar "Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Eastern Ukraine" with the participation of Martin Sajdik, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group. On April 29, 2019, RIAC hosted a closed expert seminar "Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Eastern Ukraine" with the participation of Martin Sajdik, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine...

02.05.2019

Seventh Meeting of the Contact Group on Russia-West Relations

On April 25–26, 2019, the Seventh Meeting of the Contact Group on Russia-West Relations was held in St. Petersburg. The meeting is organized by the European Leadership Network (ELN) with the participation of RIAC. On April 25–26, 2019, the Seventh Meeting of the Contact Group on Russia-West Relations was held in St. Petersburg. The meeting is organized by the European Leadership Network (ELN) with the participation of RIAC. The seminar focused on the issues of Russia-NATO relations; the future...

02.05.2019

Escape from Responsibility: the U.S. Is Looking for a Way Out of Afghanistan

The United States offers other forces to take responsibility for the situation in Afghanistan U.S. senators Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Tom Udall proposed to Congress the draft American Forces Going Home After Noble Service Act (AFGHAN, 2019) . In fact, this step allowed lawmakers to start the process of securing a legal base in the Congress for the U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision on the almost halved (from 14 000 persons) reduction of military presence in Afghanistan. The project...

15.04.2019

Are We Approaching the End of the Arms Control Era?

The speech was made by Greg Thielmann on April 1, 2019 in Grinnell College, the United States Introduction I wanted to start with a theme I encountered in a book, entitled The Internationalists, about the Kellogg-Briand “Peace Pact” — the 1928 treaty, signed in Paris, which outlawed war. I had learned long ago that this agreement was naïve and utterly feckless, spectacularly failing to prevent an even more cataclysmic world war than the one, which spawned it. But the two Yale Law School professors...

15.04.2019

Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe Meeting in Istanbul

On April 8–9, 2019, Istanbul hosted a regular meeting of the international Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe. On April 8–9, 2019, Istanbul hosted a regular meeting of the international Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe. The meeting was organized by European Leadership Network (ELN) together with the Turkish Global Relations Forum (GIFGRF). The following issues were discussed at the meeting: new threats to security in the Euro-Atlantic — confrontation in cyberspace, an arms race...

12.04.2019

A Scenario in Syria

What might be a “second option” for Russia in Syria? The situation around Russia in Syria is up for debate. No doubt, Russia would like to lead a reconstruction effort in Syria, in harmony with all relevant partners, including the UN, the EU, the USA, China, India, Turkey, Iran, Israel, the Sunni Arab states including the Golf Council Countries (GCC-states), Egypt and Morocco. However, many of the parties on the list of wished-for partners are strongly hostile to each other, and it might therefore...

04.04.2019

Firewood and Coal: U.S.–Russia Relations without Mueller

The conclusion of the Mueller investigation presents certain opportunities for U.S.–Russia Relations Andrey Kortunov: Mueller Report: A Reason for Optimism The completion of the Mueller investigation ended with the deafening defeat of the opponents of the incumbent President of the United States. A supposed grand conspiracy lay at the heart of the “intervention theory” — the assumption that the Kremlin had coordinated a large-scale plan to support Trump and undermine democracy. The formerly respectable...

01.04.2019

How Does Canberra Implement Its Role as a Regional Power with Global Interests

... maintaining and building upon the global economic institutions that have worked so well to date, such as the World Trade Organisation. It can also refer to the fact that Australia has for some time made a significant contribution in treasure and blood to international security in areas far from our home region — in the Middle East and Afghanistan in particular. It also refers to our active engagement in multilateral diplomacy, including on key international security regimes. In terms of how do we go ...

29.03.2019

Mueller Report: A Reason for Optimism

U.S.–Russia Relations after Mueller Report It’s generally easier to be a pessimist than to be an optimist. This is especially true when it comes to the current state and dynamics of Russian-American relations. We all have long been accustomed to the fact that these relations are developing according to the formula “today is worse than yesterday, but better than tomorrow”. The latest news about the results of Robert Mueller’s commission didn’t give rise to new hopes as much as they created new anxieties...

29.03.2019
 

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%)
 
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