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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

Riga Dialogue Recommendations

... coordinate at least some of their activities in the MENA region, and to preserve existing cooperation in the Arctic region. — Militarily, sustained communication between the West and Russia is critical to reduce potential miscalculations. — The OSCE Vienna Document could play an important role in ensuring transparency and military-to-military dialogue. Both sides should strive to follow the existing rules, as this is key for trust building. The cooperative approach needs to be reinforced by ...

12.11.2018

“Conventional Arms Control in Europe” Seminar

On November 7, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council together with the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions held a seminar on “Conventional Arms Control in Europe”. On November 7, 2018, Russian International Affairs Council together with the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions held ...

11.11.2018

Andrey Kortunov Meets with OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger

On November 2, 2018, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the OSCE, and the accompanying European diplomats. On November 2, 2018, Andrey Kortunov , RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Thomas Greminger, Secretary General of the OSCE, and the accompanying European diplomats. The following issues were discussed ...

05.11.2018
 

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