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Sino-Russian Relations Are Still Not an Alliance, but They Are More Than Partnership

Interview for the Global Times This year marks the 20 th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation between Russia and China. During the recent visit to China by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, the two sides agreed to extend the treaty and enrich it with the essence of a new era. What is the essence of the new era? What is the trajectory of China-Russia relations in face of US hegemony? Global Times reporter Wang Wenwen interviewed Ivan Timofeev...


China – Russia Bilateral Cooperation in Africa

RIAC and IISS of Peking University Report #66 / 2021 RIAC and IISS of Peking University Report #66 / 2021 The report attempts to compare Russia and China’s views on the current state of affairs in African and their prospects moving forward. Experts have tried to juxtapose the strategies pursued by the two countries and assess the opportunities for expanding Russia–China cooperation on the continent. The positions presented in this report reflect the different experiences of Russia and China in...


Russia-Pakistan Cooperation: Regional Interests and Global Context. RIAC-SVI Webinar

On March 29, 2021, at 10:00 (GMT+3) On March 29, 2021, at 10:00 am Moscow time (GMT+3), the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI, Pakistan) are holding an open Zoom webinar “Russia-Pakistan Cooperation: Regional Interests and Global Context”. The event will be attended by leading experts from Russia and Pakistan. The webinar seeks to find ways to enhance cooperation between Russia and Pakistan and discuss the approaches of the two states to security...


A ‘Patriotic Heretic’ Favoring Renewal of U.S.-Russian Détente

Review of: Stephen F. Cohen. “War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate.” Review of: Stephen F. Cohen. “War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate.” (Hot Books and Skyhorse Publishing, New York, 2019) 236 pp. ISBN: 9781510745810 “We are probably closer to actual war with Russia today than ever before in history” (p. 109). So wrote the American expert on Russia Stephen F. Cohen—who passed away on 18 September 2020 in New York—in his last published book [ 1 ]. For...


Moscow Is Still Central Asia’s Top Security Ally

With the Chinese engagement and great power competition on the rise, Russia keeps a vigilant eye on the -Stans The latest months have been chaotic in Kyrgyzstan, where the fraudulent parliamentary elections held in October resulted in a popular uprising, as President Sooronbay Jeenbekov lost his grip on the population. A few hours following the elections, the Russian Defense Ministry declared to have put its Kant airbase in the Chuy Oblast’ on high alert [ i ]. Civil unrest at its periphery has...


Syria: In the Middle of a Long Cycle

What kind of Syria would we like to see and might we see by March 2031? On 6 March 2011, the local security services in the small town of Daraa, southern Syria, detained fifteen teenagers painting anti-government graffiti on fences and buildings. During the subsequent interrogations, the teens were allegedly subjected to unjustifiably cruel treatment and even torture. Since all the detainees were born to prominent local families, their relatives and friends soon came to the police station to demand...


Aman-21: Pakistan-Russia in Close Cooperation for Peace

The exercise was held with focused objectives in mind, including enhancing interoperability with regional and extra-regional navies The AMAN series of multinational exercises was launched in 2007 to promote regional cooperation and stability, greater interoperability, and display a united resolve against terrorism and crimes in the maritime domain, including Piracy. AMAN-21 is the 7th such exercise and washeld on 11–16 February 2021 at Karachi, Pakistan. The 8 th exercise will be held in 2023....


RIAC and RUSI Discuss European Security and Arms Control Issues

On February 17, 2021, RIAC completed the 5th cycle of the long-term bilateral Russia-UK security project "A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations" by holding a Russia-UK expert workshop On February 17, 2021, RIAC completed the 5th cycle of the long-term bilateral Russia-UK security project "A New Agenda for Russia–UK Relations" by holding a Russia-UK expert workshop. The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has been RIAC project partner for 6 years. The February workshop was...


The Navy of the Future: Classics, Science-Fiction, Contractors

The renewed rivalry between the world powers is fuelling the development of new weapons and military equipment The renewed rivalry between the world powers, almost formally dubbed the second Cold War now, could not but fuel the development of new weapons and military equipment. Naval forces chose not to stand on the side-lines of this new race, despite a certain conservatism of the hardware they employ, which is predicated on the life cycle these products. Incidentally, many questions that the...


Conquering the Emptiness: A New Stage in the Militarization of Outer Space

All the large military powers will grant their military space agencies a higher and more autonomous status In recent years, we have seen a spike in interest in space exploration: revolutionary developments in the space launch services market; new satellite services for various purposes; the introduction the first new manned spacecraft in some time; and the ambitious U.S. crewed moon programme. However, militaries all over the world are also suddenly becoming very interested in outer space. Alexander...


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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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