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RIAC and International Crisis Group Discuss Future Gulf Security Architecture

On September 9, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council on (RIAC) hosted a round table “On the Way to De-Escalation in the Persian Gulf: Regional Rivals and External Actors”. On September 9, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council on (RIAC) hosted a round table “On the Way to De-Escalation in the Persian Gulf: Regional Rivals and External Actors”. Opening remarks were made by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, Aidar Aganin, Deputy Director of the Foreign Policy Planning Department...

13.09.2019

Are Sanctions Conducive to Korean Settlement?

The dialogue process between the DPRK and the US is frozen, the cooperation between the North and the South is terminated Since the beginning of 2019, the solution to the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula and the issues of providing security assurances for the DPRK have made no progress. Despite several important meetings between Kim Jong-un and the leaders of the PRC, Russia, the Republic of Korea, and the United States, a full-fledged diplomatic process has not been launched. Gleb Ivashentsov::...

13.09.2019

Russia and China: Union or Strategic Uncertainty?

Maintaining relations as a kind of “not fully formed union” has its benefits for both Russia and China Russia–China military cooperation is gaining momentum. Since the start of the year, the sides have conducted naval exercises, the first joint patrol of bomber aircraft and a series of joint military competitions. Theatre of war missile defense exercises in the form of computer simulation has also been announced. And the Chinese side will once again take part in the Tsentr strategic command post...

29.08.2019

Seeking the Holy Grail but Finding New Pandora’s Boxes: Confidentiality and International Security

... is vague We all know, or suspect, that confidentiality is important: no one wants their personal, sensitive information to become public. However, at what point does data confidentiality cease to be our own personal business and become a matter of international security, a focus of national or international agendas? Pavel Sharikov Protecting Sensitive Data: The Experience of Russia and the US There is currently no common notion of privacy, but there are many interpretations of the concept, and ...

19.08.2019

Measures Short of War

Australian National University’s Emeritus Professor Hugh White’s Plans for Defending Australia Peter Tesch: How Does Canberra Implement Its Role as a Regional Power with Global Interests One response from a colleague to the contentious proposal by Professor Hugh White in his new book ‘ How to Defend Australia ’ that the government should seriously consider adopting a nuclear capability was the brief ‘Oh, for God’s Sake!.’ Underpinning such a comment is the prospect of the kind of dystopian nightmare...

06.08.2019

Analysis of Future Warfare

At the strategic level, war will mostly be waged in cyberspace. Tactically, we will witness the widespread use of autonomous weapons systems This study presents the results of an analysis of future warfare. As the paper states, cyber warfare will be waged at a strategic level. The operative level will be characterized by the use of long-range precision weapons against economic infrastructure. The tactical level will be characterized by the massive use of autonomous ground-based, air and sea weapons...

25.07.2019

The Nuclear Dimension of Cyber Threats

Review of the NTI report “Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age” The subject of the interrelation of threats in the fields of information and communication technologies and nuclear weapons is gradually becoming one of the dominant topics in current international security issues. In early summer 2019, a group of researchers working under the auspices of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) presented the Russian version of the “ Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age ” report prepared by the Cyber-Nuclear ...

18.07.2019

The Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden

How to ensure security and freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf? In recent weeks, the world’s attention has been riveted on the situation in the Strait of Hormuz. On May 12, four tankers owned by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were attacked by unknown forces when entering the Strait off the coast of Fujairah. On June 13, this time near the Iranian coast, two more tankers flying the flags of the Marshall Islands and Panama were attacked. The incidents occurred against the backdrop...

15.07.2019

RIAC and Delegation of the EU Seminar “How Can the EU and Russia Improve European Security?”

On July 4–5, 2019, in the Hague, Russian International Affairs Council in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation and Clingendael Netherlands Institute for International Relations held a seminar on “How Can the EU And Russia Improve European Security”. On July 4–5, 2019, in the Hague, Russian International Affairs Council in cooperation with the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation and Clingendael Netherlands Institute for International...

08.07.2019

The Global Hypersonic Race

... (some 1000km for scramjet-powered missiles). However, the veil of secrecy surrounding this type of weaponry provokes rumors and excessive fears, and this destabilizing factor could prompt the enemy to resort to a pre-emptive strike. Challenges for International Security and Stability The Pentagon’s spending on hypersonic projects has increased from $201 million in 2018 to $278 million in 2019, and the overall cost of the program is estimated at $2 billion. The U.S. expert community has carefully ...

05.07.2019
 

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