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To Stay or Not to Stay? Seven Concerns Russia Has about the OSCE

... concerns and meets growing resentment. It has become a fashion in Moscow to make a case for a new isolationism and Russia’s disengagement from many international agreements, regimes and institutions. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is no exception. In Russia, an increasing number of statements can be heard about OSCE allegedly failing to meet Russia’s expectations, interests and proposals. Sometimes such statements lead to conclusions that the OSCE is hopeless, that its ...


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

... 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. Young experts from ... ... Ukraine, as well as representatives of NGOs, think tanks, university and business community took part in the meeting. In 2014 European Leadership Network (ELN) for Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) ...


RIAC at the Session of International Initiative Middle East Dialogue

... Institute. The Middle East Dialogue brings together a group of reputable experts, public figures and former politicians from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Turkey, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, as well as from the United States, Europe, Russia, and China. The meeting discussed the latest events in the Middle East, the possibilities of using CSCE/OSCE experience to create a new security system in the Middle East region, the prospects for preparing the Middle East equivalent of Helsinki decalogue. The meeting was attended by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Ekaterina Stepanova, head ...


Unbalanced Europe and the New Order in the OSCE Space

... Surge in terrorist attacks Migrant integration problem Suspension of supranational component’s expansion High and unfulfilled expectations for integration Politicization of the EU institutions Gap between elite and mass population resulted in euroscepticism Value relativism of the EU European Order and Balance of Power The Helsinki Final Act was signed amid an almost perfect balance of power in Europe. The two military-political blocs possessed significant means of mutual deterrence, but at the same time were deprived of the opportunity ...


RIAC Takes Part in OSCE 2017 Annual Security Review Conference

Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, made a speech at the conference session that focused on transnational threats to European security On June 27–29, 2017, Vienna hosted OSCE Annual Security Review Conference to reflect on the work undertaken by the organization over the past year. Along with the representatives of OSCE participating States and the organization top management, representatives of leading partner organizations ...


RIAC Takes Part in OSCE Security Days in Prague

Prague event is mostly focused on "Countering fragmentation and polarization: Re-creating a climate for stability in Europe." On May 18–19, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic hosts " OSCE Security Days " — annual expert meeting devoted to the discussion of security issues in the Euro-Atlantic. The event has been organized since 2012, with the most recent held in Berlin, in 2016. Prague event is mostly focused on "Countering ...


European Track of Russia’s Geopolitics: Correcting Errors. Part 1

... disinformation. Fortunately, at that time Switzerland held the OSCE Chairmanship, and Bern did a lot to give the Normandy format and all the interested parties a real instrument of influence on the situation. In 2016, Germany holds the Chairmanship of the OSCE. Given its authority in the European and world affairs and increased ambitions, the country is expected to achieve tangible results in improving the efficiency of the Organization. Russia is also interested in this. Greater Europe as an alternative to NATO-centrism and Larger Europe ...


German-Russian International Affairs Dialogue (GRID). Conference Reports

... remain the only viable solution to the crisis in Ukraine. If Minsk II fails, there will be no Minsk III The new European security system needs to be Russia-inclusive. A number of Russian participants expressed concerns about the effectiveness of the OSCE and its ability to contribute to European security Russia and the EU should come up with a positive agenda that addresses the issues of concern to both actors Russia and Germany in a changing world order The participants agreed that the current deterioration of Russian-German and Russian-West ...


As OSCE Turns 40, It's Ready to Reinvent Itself for the Modern Era

Interview with Andrey Kortunov Having been created more than a generation ago by the 1975 Helsinki Final Act, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) now faces one of the greatest tests of its relevancy and effectiveness since it was created as it searches for a resolution to the Ukrainian crisis. All this as the OSCE prepares to commemorate its 40 th anniversary in 2015. To discuss the challenges ...


Poll conducted

  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  
     21 (19%)
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