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RIAC and EUI Webinar “A Gradual Approach Towards a New Security System in the Persian Gulf”

June 28, 2021, 15:00 GMT+3 On June 28, 2021, Russian International Affairs Council and the Middle East Directions Programme at the European University Institute (EUI) will hold a webinar meeting “A Gradual Approach Towards a New Security System in the Persian Gulf”. Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Luigi Narbone, Director of the Middle East Direction Programme, European University Institute (EUI) will deliver opening remarks. Speakers: Abdolrasool...


Securitization of The Arctic Council: Should Russia Push for Including Security Issues During its Chairmanship?

Extending the mandate of the Arctic Council to include security issues would likely discourage efforts to cooperate on pressing issues in the region The 2021–2023 Russian chairmanship of the Arctic Council comes at a watershed moment for the region and the institution alike. Climate change has become an omnipresent threat in the region. The Arctic experiences the effects of climate change three times faster as compared to other areas of the globe. Climate change has allowed for greater accessibility...


A Tentative Step Back From the Abyss Reflects Sober Assessment of the Danger of Nuclear War

Resounding "No" to Nuclear War Given the harsh words and shrill tone from the Biden team preceding his meeting with Russian President Putin on June 16, it seemed realistic that both sides were lowering expectations in pre-summit pronouncements. In the days before the summit, Biden met with G7 leaders and NATO officials to create an impression of a united front against the "threats" posed by Russia and China. His spokesmen repeatedly painted a picture of an "Alliance of...


Afghanistan Will Test SCO's Capacity

The time has come for SCO member states to bring this body out to the light and to rise up to a new, post-US Afghan challenge The US is withdrawing from Afghanistan. Twenty years of the US-led foreign intervention has brought neither prosperity, nor stability, to the country. With hundreds of billions of dollars spent on the seemingly endless military operations and with thousands of Americans killed, the Biden Administration faces a harsh reality: A Western type political system is not likely...


Experts Discuss Progress on North Korea

On June 11, 2021, Ivan Timofeev, Director of Programs, Russian International Affairs Council, spoke at the webinar “Prospect for Progress on North Korea and Northeast Asian Security” held by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP). On June 11, 2021, Ivan Timofeev, Director of Programs, Russian International Affairs Council, spoke at the webinar “Prospect for Progress on North Korea and Northeast Asian Security” held by the National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP)...


US-China Relations: Moving Towards a New Cold War?

US-China relations are unlikely to develop into an open conflict in the foreseeable future because the price would be too high for both sides Introduction In 2014, Russia and the West entered into a serious conflict due to the Ukrainian crisis. At that time, it seemed that Moscow was doomed to oppose a powerful and consolidated enemy on its own. In a matter of months, their relations lost all remnants of partnership of the previous 20 years and entered a stage of a new Cold War. As distinct from...


Geneva Meeting: A World in Waiting

... political risks, chose not to put the meeting off any longer. The leaders of the world’s preeminent nuclear powers thus made it clear that they see the gravity of the current situation and have no intentions of shirking the responsibility they bear for international security. Andrey Kortunov: Will Geneva Be Any Different Than Helsinki? The wheels for the summit have been set in motion. While diplomats and senior officials are busy ironing out the details, the sides are working closely on a number of ...


Layered Cake. What to Expect from the Putin-Biden Summit?

Russia and the United States are approaching the summit in strategic confrontation mode The upcoming summit of the presidents of Russia and the United States has raised hopes for an improvement in Russian-American relations. Similar hopes have accompanied most of these summits over the past quarter-century. Nevertheless, historical experience shows that excessive optimism is hardly appropriate. Many summits were held in a positive manner, but did not lead to the resolution of fundamental contradictions...


Advancing Strategic Stability in the Euro-Atlantic Region, 2021 and Beyond

Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG) Prepared for Presidents, Prime Ministers, Parliamentarians, and Publics In one of the best accounts of the lead-up to World War I, the historian Christopher Clark details how a group of European leaders—“The Sleepwalkers”—led their nations into a conflict that none of them wanted. Gripped by nationalism and ensnared by competing interests, mutual mistrust, and alliances...


Assessing the Trend of the Indo-Pacific Strategy

The factors driving the Indo-Pacific strategy forward are clearly stronger than the constraints After the U.S. has put forward its Asia-Pacific strategy in 2017, many commentators believed that the concept was artificial and lacking in political foundation, concluding therefore that it would not take off. However, contrary to this prediction, the development of the Indo-Pacific strategy in recent years shows a trend of strengthening, and this trend is likely to continue in the near future. On the...


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