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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

End of Nuclear Arms Control: Do Not Beware the Ides of March

Russia Should Prepare for the Very Realistic Scenario in which the New START will not be Renewed by 2021 and will thus Cease to Exist The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), one of the pillars of strategic stability in the world, fell apart before our very eyes. And now the foundations of the core instrument of global arms control – the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) – are starting to crumble too, as it is looking dangerously unlikely that the bare minimum of extending...

04.07.2019

Russia and Belarus: The “Post-Soviet” Interaction Model Is Exhausting Itself

Preserving the Union and ensuring its development through “objective interests” only is problematic. Credibility and “shared meanings” are required. Russia–Belarus relation have taken a permanent place at the top of news feeds over the past few years. On the one hand, the crisis in neighboring Ukraine has whipped up interest in Belarus. On the other hand, discussions between Minsk and Moscow have become more open and imaginative. Fake news stories have also become more frequent: recently, the media...

01.07.2019

Ivan Timofeev at CTBTO Conference

On June 24–28, 2019, Vienna, Austria, hosted the Conference of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. A panel discussion “Getting The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Architecture back on Track?” was held within the conference framework. On June 24–28, 2019, Vienna, Austria, hosted the Conference of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. A panel discussion “Getting The Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Architecture back on Track?” was held within the conference...

30.06.2019

Ninth Meeting of the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security

The discussion focused on the issues of Euro-Atlantic security: measures to minimize risks and the future of NATO-Russia Council; the future of the OSCE; prospects for resolving regional crises; potential areas of interaction between Russia and the West On June 23–25, 2019, the Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security (YGLN) held its ninth meeting in Berlin, Germany. The discussion focused on the issues of Euro-Atlantic security: measures to minimize risks and the future of...

29.06.2019

Andrey Kortunov Speaks at European Council on Foreign Relations Annual Meeting

On June 25–26, 2019, a regular annual meeting of the European Council on Foreign Relations was held in Lisbon On June 25–26, 2019, a regular annual meeting of the European Council on Foreign Relations was held in Lisbon. The forum gathered government officials, former and current diplomats, journalists, parliamentarians and public figures of European countries, representatives of international organizations and the private sector. The participants discussed the role of the European Union in the...

28.06.2019

Meeting with OSCE Representatives

On June 17, 2019, Rudolf Michalka, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus, his advisor Pietro Guastamacchia, and Siegfried Woeber from the OSCE CPC Caucasus Desk visited Russian International Affairs Council to gain new insights on the South Caucasus prior to a conference in Geneva On June 17, 2019, Rudolf Michalka, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the South Caucasus, his advisor Pietro Guastamacchia, and Siegfried Woeber from...

19.06.2019
 

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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