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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 ...

29.06.2019

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 ...

19.06.2019

The End of Multilateral Diplomacy?

... borders. The destructive military activity of the alliance is accompanied by a line for scrapping the cornerstone agreements in the field of security - the ABM Treaty, the INF Treaty, and the Founding NATO-Russia Act, the START Treaty are destroyed. The OSCE potential, which we considered as a core role in building a “common European home,” still cannot reach its “design capacity” due to the unhealthy atmosphere established in the Euro-Atlantic region. One of the few remaining confidence-building ...

24.05.2019

Expert Seminar "Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Eastern Ukraine"

On April 29, 2019, RIAC hosted a closed expert seminar "Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Eastern Ukraine" with the participation of Martin Sajdik, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group. On April 29, 2019, RIAC hosted a closed expert seminar "Opportunities for Conflict Resolution in Eastern Ukraine" with the participation of Martin Sajdik, Special Representative ...

02.05.2019

State of Play: Russia and the Fraying West

... is only a bit more than half of what it was before 2014, it is still important, particularly in the energy sector. Security matters will have to take a back seat: Europeans cannot decide alone on the issues that fall within NATO’s competence. The OSCE is essentially irrelevant, and the Russia-NATO communications line is but an add-on to the US-Russian one. Yet, a few EU member states, including France, Germany and Italy, prefer to keep open their channels of political dialogue with Moscow. Despite ...

19.02.2019

The European Decalogue and the Middle Eastern Duodecim

... international initiative known as the Middle East Dialogue, with support from the U.S.-based Middle East Institute. The author happened to be among the Russian representatives at several Middle East Dialogue sessions. The latest such event was held at the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna on December 18–20, 2018. One of the session’s interim results was a list of 12 principles (or duodecim in Latin) that could serve as the foundation for a new Middle Eastern security system. All these principles, in one way ...

27.12.2018

RIAC at the Session of International Initiative Middle East Dialogue

On December 18–20, 2018, OSCE headquarters in Vienna hosted another session of international initiative known as Middle East Dialogue, the group has convened twice a year since 2012 with support from the U.S.-based Middle East Institute. On December 18–20, 2018, OSCE headquarters ...

25.12.2018

Crimea and Punishment

... not part of the Minsk agreements. The Ukraine issue is primarily European, which means that Europe can and should be involved in its resolution. This might require a more active engagement from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a consultation with UN peacekeepers, and a post-conflict development plan for Donbass, clearly allowing Ukraine to remain a critical bloc standing between Russia and Europe. the Ukraine issue is playing out in the pursuit of its goal to build a ...

06.12.2018

William Hill on Russia — West Crisis: It Is Nobody’s Fault, It Is Everybody’s Fault

... politics and other questions. William Hill is professor emeritus of national security strategy at the National War College (Washington DC); he retired from Foreign Service after serving in various European countries, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the OSCE. You have visited Russia many times. What’s your impression of Russia today? William Hill’s “No Place for Russia: European Security Institutions Since 1989” Discussed at RIAC I first was a “stageur” (intern) at Leningrad University ...

23.11.2018
 

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