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Managing the Cold Peace between Russia and the West

Fifth Task Force Position Paper Released Fifth Task Force Position Paper Released A group of prominent Members and Supporters of the Pan-European Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe , including former foreign and defence ministers and senior officials from Russia, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Poland, Germany, Italy and Finland has joined forces to appeal to the leadership of the countries in the Euro-Atlantic area to halt the downward spiral in West-Russia relations and manage its risks better through developing ...


RIAC Hosts a Working Group Meeting for the Future of a Greater Europe Project

The meeting covered avoiding a new arms race between Russia and the West as well as problems of conventional arms control and confidence-building in Europe On May 25, RIAC hosted a meeting of the Working Group for the Future of a Greater Europe project. The meeting covered avoiding a new arms race between Russia and the West as well as problems of conventional arms control and confidence-building in Europe. RIAC was represented by RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov , Ivan Timofeev , RIAC Director of Programs and Alexey Gromyko , Director of the Institute ...


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

... 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 Project Five. Russia’s accession to the Council of Europe afforded an unprecedented opportunity to build a common democratic Europe of equal peoples and without dividing lines, free of bloc thinking, conflict and confrontation, of the crippling legacy of the ...


Why Russia Needs Europe

... breakdown in relations with the West in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. A short-term tactical decision to shore up some international support, has arguably resulted in a long-term strategic shift. There is little point in arguing for a return to the idea of Greater Europe. The collapse of Russia’s relationships with its fellow European states has made this dream impossible to pursue. But it is clear that some people in Russia want to go a step further: they no longer believe cooperation with the EU is necessary or beneficial, and that Asia is the answer to Russia’s problems....


The “Greater Europe – 2030” Working Group Meets in London

... for its work in 2016. Russia was represented by Igor Ivanov, RIAC President and Working Group Co-Chair; Alexei Gromyko, Director of the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RIAC member; Vyacheslav Trubnikov, retired Army General, Russian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, RIAC Vice-President; Andrei Kortunov, RIAC Director General; Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Program Director. The Building Greater Europe project is carried out by RIAC in partnership with the European Leadership Network ( ELN ), the International Strategic Research Organization ( USAK ), and the Polish Institute of International Affairs ( PISM ). Under the project, regular meetings of the Working Group take place and joint advisory opinion ...


Speech at the Greater Europe Task Force Meeting, London

... That’s why negotiations on Russia–EU cooperation had little to do with finding reasonable compromises. Rather, they were little more than Europe attempting to force Russia to adopt the “rules of the game”. Russia had to play by Europe’s rules, because these rules were supposed to be clearly better than any other alternative. The Russian leadership had a different vision of what Greater Europe should be. That is, it was supposed to be the result of negotiations between East and West – with both parties being on an equal footing – the product of mutual concessions and the result of balancing the interests of everyone ...


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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