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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 ...


Strengthening the OSCE. Building a Common Space for Economic and Humanitarian Cooperation, an Indivisible Security Community from the Atlantic to the Pacific

RIAC Report #16 The dramatic developments in Ukraine in 2014 have once again demonstrated the relevance of the cooperative crisis management tools and mechanisms of the OSCE. Issues of strengthening and reforming the OSCE are once again part of the European agenda. The 40th anniversary of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe represents an important milestone in the development of the organization and provides an occasion for a frank discussion about the problems ...


RIAC and OSCE PA Held International Seminar "Helsinki +40 Process: Prospects for Strengthening the OSCE"

On September 25, 2014, Russian International Affairs Council and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly held the international seminar "Helsinki +40 Process: ... ... Strengthening the OSCE" with participation of the OSCE PA representatives, top European politicians and civil society leaders, Russian parliamentarians and key experts... ... practical politics. The "Helsinki+40" project is a platform for discussing international security and scenarios for building a new security architecture. The seminar...


OSCE Faces a Choice

Interview with Andrei Zagorski In the run-up to the international seminar “Helsinki +40: Prospects for strengthening the OSCE”, which will be held by the Russian International Affairs Council, we talked to Professor Andrei Zagorski of MGIMO ... ... at this moment? Is the organisation capable of playing the role of the main instrument for preventing and resolving crises in Europe? The choice of instruments at the OSCE’s disposal for responding to crisis situations in Europe is quite broad. It’s ...


The Helsinki Final Act: Is there life after 40?

... hotly disputed by the socialists, developed into a healthy and frank discussion on each other’s merits on the road to European and international security. While diplomatic civility was never abandoned, the sometimes acrimonious recrimination allowed participants ... ... doors. Instead, the value of the exercise was immeasurable and should be maintained for whatever future lies ahead for the CSCE/OSCE. It was and must remain a good example of what regional arrangements should do to remain relevant to the rights and interests ...


New Chance for the OSCE

... particular importance in the context of the Ukrainian crisis in 2014. Trial by Ukraine The dramatic events in Ukraine notably forced a reassessment of the issue of European security. The practically non-existent probability of armed conflict in this part of Europe turned into a reality in a matter of weeks. The most advanced mechanisms of international security in the region, based on the decision-making of the limited number of countries, failed. Stepping-up OSCE activity appeared to be natural measure to provide at least some international monitoring of the security situation in different Ukrainian regions . The established OSCE practice of observing presidential elections assumed particular significance ...


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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