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Security and Development in Northeast Asia: New Approaches Needed

Northeast Asia entered the 21st century without quite bidding goodbye to the previous era Today’s Northeast Asia—or the NEA—apparently witnesses a co-existence of two international agenda. The two are closely interconnected; yet, each tends to follow its own logic and dynamics. We inherited the first agenda from last century. The second agenda reflects the realities of the current 21 st century. Zhao Huasheng: China-Russian Strategic Partnership: From Continental to Marine Of problems hindering...


Afghanistan Crisis: Security Problems for Russia and Central Asian States

The growing instability in Afghanistan provides ISIS with an opportunity to regain a territorial base it had lost in the Middle East The article was originally published in Russian on August, 10—before the hasty U.S. military withdrawal and the subsequent takeover of the country and its government by the Taliban. Some parts of the article may therefore contain somewhat outdated vocabulary. For more than 40 years, Afghanistan has seen non-stop military hostilities, with ten years of the Soviet...


China-Russian Strategic Partnership: From Continental to Marine

In international maritime affairs, neither China nor Russia will be absent, but the two countries can enhance their respective positions to have greater influence through cooperation, which is a more effective way to realize their national interests than working alone In the China-Russia strategic cooperative partnership, the concept of maritime strategic partnership has not yet been formed. This is not a defect for China-Russia cooperation in the past, but it seems to be a deficiency for the current...


Russia: Towards a Balance of Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean

The resilience of Russian policy promotes inclusiveness, the establishment of a balance of interests between global and regional powers, and the need to stabilise the region Research interest in Russia’s role in the Eastern Mediterranean region remains high. The increasing Russian presence in the Eastern Mediterranean is explained by energy and security issues. It is noted that Moscow has opted for a more balanced policy of maintaining non-aligned relations. This approach implies political risks...


Drones in the Hands of Terrorists: What Happens Then?

... stadium, showed significant damages to the Syrian military. But we do not know with certainty about their successes, the level of their success, as we often see what they choose to share on their media. Noel Sharkey: Autonomous Weapons Pose a Threat to International Security What we do know is that it is important for us to differentiate between terrorist groups or non-state actors that have utilized drones in a limited capacity and those that have active drone programs. If we look at organizations ...


Power without Soft Power: China’s Outreach to Central Asia

While China may be the best economic opportunity for Central Asia, Beijing’s approach to curbing the spread of Islam is frowned upon by many countries of the region The People’s Republic of China has become increasingly interested in the Central Asian countries—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan—for both internal and external motives. As such, the resurgence of terrorism and religious extremism—Islamic and Buddhist—in mainland China has prompted Beijing to increase...


Will There Be a China-Driven Evolution in Israel’s Strategy toward Iran?

The imperative of consolidating and growing BRI in the Middle East is ultimately sufficient for China to accept a regional status quo established via aggressive means, such as what Israel presently aims for, so long as it is stable and sustainable This author published an analysis in The Tehran Times in December 2020, part of which assessed how China would factor into Israel’s Middle East-wide conflict with Iran. The analysis forecast an Israeli strategy to engineer an overlap between China’s...


Quo Vadis

... the two countries continue to play the most important role in global affairs despite the global profound changes and the complicated domestic processes both in Russia and in the United States. Without agreements between Moscow and Washington, ensuring international security and stability is impossible. Second, the summit gave rise to hopes that an opportunity may emerge for uniting the efforts of the international community with a view to restoring the governability of the international domain should ...


Leadership Groups Call on China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and United States to Jointly Reaffirm: “A Nuclear War Cannot Be Won and Must Never be Fought”

The Statement The Statement We welcome the leadership shown by President Biden and President Putin in their June 16 Joint Statement on Strategic Stability reaffirming the principle that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” We are encouraged that President Putin and President Xi affirmed the same principle in their June 28 Joint Statement. This principle is fundamental to ensuring predictability, reducing the risk of armed conflicts and the threat of nuclear war. It provides a...


Experts Discuss Approaches to Building New Security System in Persian Gulf

On June 28, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), with the Middle East Directions Programme (MEDirections) of the European University Institute in Florence (EUI), held a joint expert webinar "A Gradual Approach Towards a New Security System in the Persian Gulf." On June 28, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), with the Middle East Directions Programme (MEDirections) of the European University Institute in Florence (EUI), held a joint expert webinar "A...


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