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What Will Be the Impact of the Pandemic on the EU and Russia?

The COVID-19 pandemic did not give Russia and the EU an impulse to start rapprochement, but the goal of finding common grounds remains on the agenda The COVID-19 pandemic has aggravated the difficulties that have existed in the relationship between the US and the EU/European NATO members since the beginning of the Donald Trump's presidency. The Europeans disagree with the US on a number of issues. George Tzogopoulos: Macron’s Security Ambitions and Russia Due to the difficult economic situation...


Will the current coronavirus pandemic alter the agenda of European security?

Business as usual is most likely to prevail, unless the pandemic leads to significant social and political change in the region For the last two decades at least, preventing and combatting pandemics has been on the list of "soft" transnational security threats. Little has been done, however, to raise awareness of the incumbent dangers or foster international or regional cooperation in this regard. Will the current coronavirus pandemic alter the agenda of European security and increasingly...


Andrey Kortunov: Cooperation with the West Will Only Happen When Russia Modernises

... a top-level summit in Paris of the Normandy Four. Agreement was reached on gas transit. Consultations between Russia and the European Union began on 5G communications. It is true, of course, that one cannot really speak of a serious shift in relations ... ... the rise of China, but what about other major powers in the world, such as the US, the EU and Russia? Igor Ivanov: Rethinking International Security for a Post-Pandemic World It is difficult to say, because at best we are only near the middle of the epidemic....


Is France’s Nuclear Shield Big Enough to Cover All of Europe?

... policy issues, and to the independence of its Strategic Nuclear Forces in particular, that was partly to blame for the falling out between the United States and NATO during de Gaulle’s presidency. But the Euro-optimists, who are eager to make the European Union a great nuclear power, have been unhappy with the Treaty of Lisbon for some time now. In 2016, For example, prominent Bundestag member and international politics expert Roderich Kiesewetter of the ruling Christian Democratic Union proposed ...


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...


RIAC at Eastern Mediterranean Security Conference in Cadenabbia (Italy)

On November 18–19, 2019, Cadenabbia (Italy) hosted a conference focusing on the issues of the Eastern Mediterranean and international affairs On November 18–19, 2019, Cadenabbia (Italy) hosted a conference focusing on the issues of the Eastern Mediterranean and international affairs. The event was organized by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Başkent University (Turkey), and Near East University (Turkey). Walter Glos, Director of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Turkey, and Ercan Çitlioğlu, Director of...


The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... irretrievable resources in the region and would like to transfer relations with the Middle East to a self-supporting basis. In this regard, Moscow invests a lot in its bilateral relations with regional leaders - primarily, Iran, Turkey, and Egypt. The European Union in 2025 remains a secondary player in most of the area. The Maghreb and the Sahel are the exceptions, but even there Europeans face Russia’s political competition and China’s economic expansion. Moreover, this is a space where European ...


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

... percent compared to 2017). Contrastingly, Ukraine is second (7.6 percent), while China is third (5.1 percent). The cumulative trade turnover of Belarus with all the EAEU countries was $36.5 billion at year-end 2018, while its trade turnover with the European Union was $17.3 billion (24.2 percent of the state’s total trade turnover). At the same time, Belarus sells mostly raw materials and semi-finished products to the European Union, while it mostly sells high added-value goods to Russia and EAEU ...


Andrey Kortunov Speaks at European Council on Foreign Relations Annual Meeting

... 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 system of international relations, the dynamics of transatlantic interaction, the future of the multipolar world, the impact of new technologies on world politics, regional crises in the Middle East and Africa, etc. Andrey Kortunov,...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    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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