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The Thucydides’ Trap: the Avoidable Destiny Between the US and China

As the Western philosopher George Santayana said, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The controversial “Thucydides trap” argument has sparked a heated debate since 2013, when President Xi Jinping of China told a cluster of western guests: “We must all work together to avoid Thucydides’ trap.” Later, this concept was elucidated by Professor Graham Allison in his articles, talks and famous book Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’ Trap . So, what...

25.03.2020

UK–Russia Security Relations: Talking To Understand

RIAC–RUSI Report A report based on findings from the latest round of the UK–Russia Track 1.5 (non-governmental) bilateral security dialogue, which RUSI held in collaboration with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). Previous iterations of the dialogue have covered a range of geopolitical issues such as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, organised crime, terrorism, and the Middle East. This year, the workshops focused on the challenging issues of the economic opportunities...

17.03.2020

Consequences of the Diplomatic Recognition of Abkhazia by the Syrian Arab Republic (2018)

The decision to recognize Abkhazia underlines growing competition between the West and Russia Abkhazia is a partially recognized state — Russia (2008), Nicaragua (2008), Venezuela (2009), Nauru (2009), Syria (2018) — of 8,660km2 and 240,000 inhabitants located on the shores of the Black Sea. During the Soviet times, the region was one of the most prosperous area in the USSR due to its geographic position in addition to a recognized wine industry, tobacco, oranges, and a hub for Soviet tourism....

17.03.2020

Russia and Pakistan in the Middle East: Approaches to Security in the Gulf

RIAC and Strategic Vision Institute Report #50 / 2020 RIAC and Strategic Vision Institute Report #50 / 2020 This report is the result of a collaborative study performed by the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Strategic Vision Institute (SVI). The dynamics that both Russia and Pakistan face from the Middle East and the Persian Gulf are of particular importance in identifying areas where the strategic and diplomatic interests of both countries converge. This report includes two...

12.03.2020

What Opportunities are Opening up for Russia against the Backdrop of the Tech War between the U.S. and China?

We need to tread thoughtfully and astutely in terms of our diplomacy while being careful not to become too dependent on anyone or take sides While it may be a little early to talk about the emergence of a bipolar era in the tech world, the question of what policy Russia should follow against the backdrop of the confrontation between the two undisputed tech leaders (the United States and China) is more pressing than ever. Vassily Kashin of the Centre for Comprehensive European and International...

28.02.2020

Marc Finaud: The Prohibition of Intermediate-Range Missiles Is Still Needed in Europe

Disarmament Expert and former French diplomat Marc Finaud on Nuclear Terrorism and Arms Control Marc Finaud is Senior Advisor and Head of 'Arms Proliferation' at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He is a former French diplomat who has been seconded to the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) between 2004 and 2013 and now works for this international foundation, where he trains diplomats and military officers in international and human security, and conducts research in those fields...

26.02.2020

A Crisis Management Mechanism in the Middle East Is Needed More Than Ever

Iran and the Arab states of the Gulf would gain from taking control over their security interests The beginning of 2020 was marked by yet another major crisis in the Middle East region. The crisis culminated with the US elimination of General Qasem Soleimani and could have slipped towards direct military confrontation between the US and Iran — with unpredictable consequences not just for the MENA region but also for the international system at large — had the Iranian retaliatory strikes on US military...

12.02.2020

Prospects for the Fight against Extremism and Terrorism in the Central Asian Region

The biggest threat to Central Asia’s security is the overflow of terrorist activity from Afghanistan Central Asian countries experience diverse intersecting influences: they feel changes in the situation in the Caucasus, in the Xinjiang autonomous territory of China, in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Militants from various terrorist groups in the region cooperate, many of them fighting in Syria and Iraq. But the biggest threat to Central Asia’s security is the situation in Afghanistan, where...

30.01.2020

The Answer to West Asia’s Recurring Wars Is Greater Regional Security Dialogue and Ownership

West Asia suffers from a regional systems failure in the absence of a sufficiently inclusive and viable regional security framework capable of preventing and defusing conflict The latest crisis in West Asia only underscores the international imperative and the region’s own conspicuous responsibility to find immediate and long-term solutions to the wicked security dilemmas of that theatre to stanch the recurring cycle of violence and conflict. Already tense and divided along countless fault-lines...

22.01.2020

Turkey’s Role in the Libyan Conflict

The formal legitimacy of the Turkish geological exploration and Ankara's rights to the exclusive economic zone depends on the durability of the Faiz Saraj regime On January 8, 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan met in Istanbul. Discussions focused on the launch of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, as well as topical issues on the international agenda. After the meeting, both presidents called on all parties involved in the Libyan conflict to cease hostilities...

17.01.2020
 

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