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The Union State of Russia and Belarus: Searching for a Development Vector

The relevance of the Union State could be increased by returning its original ambitions to encompass political, economic, humanitarian and military components A Russia–Belarus European Union The full implementation of the Treaty on the Creation of a Union State of Russia and Belarus signed on December 8, 1999, envisaged the creation of a unique post-Soviet association that would combine the features of an international ...


Seminar on New Security Challenges and Hybrid Threats: Approaches in Russia and the EU

On December 13, 2019, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA), Helsinki, hosted a seminar on new security challenges and hybrid threats: approaches in Russia and the EU. The seminar was organized jointly by Russian International Affairs Council, Delegation of the EU to Russia, and the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA). On December 13, 2019, Finnish Institute of International Affairs ...


Meeting with Representatives of Finland’s Foreign Policy Leadership

On December 16, 2019, at the Embassy of Finland to Russia, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, met with Jukka Siukosaari, Head of Cabinet and Secretary General, Office of the President of the Republic of Finland, visiting Moscow; Petri Hakkarainen, Foreign Policy Adviser and Member of the Cabinet ...


RIAC at Doha Forum 2019

... of the most ambitious and representative international conferences regularly held in the Middle East region. As usual, the Forum was attended by current and former statesmen, diplomats and businessmen, international experts and civil society leaders. Russian International Affairs Council has been participating in the Forum since 2015. In 2019, the general theme of the Forum is defined as “Reimagining Governance in a MultiPolar World”. The participants discussed leading trends in the development ...


Aleksey Arbatov: Talks on a Future START Should Have Been Launched Yesterday

... RIAC expert Ilya Kramnik spoke with Aleksey Arbatov, Vice-Chairman of the Forum’s Organizing Committee, Head of the Center for International Security at Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), and Academician of the RAS. The conversation focused on the state of the treaty regime in reducing strategic offensive weapons, as well as the regime's prospects. Mr. Arbatov, the Prague New START is coming to an end....


Importance of the Libyan Crisis for Russia After the Arab Spring

While Moscow is not interested in a direct confrontation with the West, it may use its relatively successful Libya endeavour to accrue benefits in its negotiations with Western nations Before the Arab Spring, bilateral relations between Russia and Libya were neither close nor indifferent. Instead, the Russians saw Libya as a place to promote their energy interests, sell weapons and challenge Western dominance over the Mediterranean. During the civil war, Russia supported both opposition ...


The Kortunov Foreign Policy Debates

... Support and Development of Public Initiatives Creative Diplomacy (PICREADI) . It is conducted in the format of a rhetorical competition that deals with foreign policy and international relations. The Debates are held in memory of Dr. Sergei V. Kortunov, a Russian political scientist and the author of many publications on national security and identity. The 10th Anniversary Debates will take place on December 19, 2019. It will take place in the format of a discussion on three topics between Russian experts ...


Deepening Russia-Turkey Relations

... journal “Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs” (Turkey), an English language journal on foreign affairs. The materials included in this report were initially published in a special issue of PERCEPTIONS . The paper presents the views of Russian and Turkish experts in the field of International Relations on the relationship between the two sides with a focus on key areas for cooperation. The report provides an analysis of bilateral economic ties between the two countries, strategic challenges ...


Results of the Norman Four Meeting Discussed at Ambassador of France Residence

On November 11, 2019, at the Residence of the Ambassador of France to Russia, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, met with Pierre Vimont, Special Envoy of the President of France for the Development of Relations between the European Union and Russia, and Sylvie Bermann, French Ambassador to Russia. On November 11,...


In London RIAC and RUSI Discuss Activity of Private Military and Security Companies

... fourth cycle. RIAC partner in the project is the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the oldest British non-governmental organization with headquarters in London. On December 9, 2019, in London, RIAC held the third seminar as part of the bilateral Russia-UK security project. The project started in 2016 and in 2019 completes its fourth cycle. RIAC partner in the project is the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the oldest British non-governmental organization with headquarters in London. The ...


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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