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The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... number of external experts. The authors of the report emphasize that they tried to take into account various points of view, including pro-government and opposition politicians, public officials, diplomats, members of security forces, experts, civil society activists, members of the private sector. In addition to respondents from the Middle East and North Africa and the corresponding foreign diasporas, the authors sought to include the views of experts from Europe, Russia, China, and the US. The ...

23.10.2019

Russia’s Policy in a Dynamic Africa: Searching for a Strategy

While Russia’s Policy in Africa may very well have produced certain results, there is no discernible strategy behind it The topic of Russia returning to Africa has been brought up with increasing regularity over the past 15 years. The tense of the verb is important here: Russia is returning to the continent but has not yet fully returned. This has led many to believe that Russia probably should not expect any quick progress in its policy in Africa. One might very well agree with this assessment...

09.10.2019

Open-air Jail: China’s Suppression of Uighurs and the Lack of International Response

The use of re-education camps to suppress the ethnic Uighur community in Western China is an ongoing crisis that, if continued to be ignored by the international community, could result in the eradication of the Uighurs entirely. While the world community is absorbed in the deadly wars in Syria and Ukraine, an equally terrible tragedy is happening thousands of kilometers away from here. In the eastern province of China, Xinjiang, two million Uighurs live in jail under the open sky [1]. Officially...

19.08.2019

Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other

Food for thought paper on the Russia-Baltic Relations This paper was written primarily for the RIAC-ECFR meeting dedicated to the security in the Baltic Sea region, which was held in early June 2019. It was designed as a food-for-thought paper, so it doesn't propose any solutions on how to get out of the crisis (on how to resolve the crisis). It's rather a provocation to generate the discussion about such a complicated issue as the relations between Russia and the Baltic states. It's no secret...

18.07.2019

RIAC at MGIMO Forum “Values and Interests in Communication between Russia and the West”

On April 25–26, 2019, MGIMO of the Foreign Ministry of Russia hosted the forum “Values and Interests in Communication between Russia and the West”. On April 25–26, 2019, MGIMO of the Foreign Ministry of Russia hosted the forum “Values ​​and Interests in Communication between Russia and the West”. The event was organized by MGIMO in cooperation with the Gerda Henkel Foundation (Gerda Henkel Stiftung) and King’s College London. The forum participants discussed current issues and prospects for the...

01.05.2019

Issues of Media Credibility in the New Technological Conditions Discussed at the Central House of Journalists

... publication. Olga Alekseeva noted that in the conditions of instant dissemination of information, journalists have no time to verify the facts. Today's small talks are conducted in social networks. According to Alekseeva, fake information is interesting to society and there is a demand for it. The speaker gave examples of media specializing in posting fake news as part of the infotainment strategy. Vyacheslav Umanovsky, Director of The Central House of Journalists, continued the discussion on the narrative ...

25.04.2019

Security Radar 2019 Presentation Held at RIAC

On April 18, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council hosted the presentation of Security Radar 2019 research, implemented by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Vienna. On April 18, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council hosted the presentation of Security Radar 2019 research, implemented by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Vienna. The research analyzes the results of two surveys: a public opinion poll on security, as well as a survey in the form of individual interviews with security...

23.04.2019

International and Social Impacts of Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Working Paper No. 44 / 2018 The Working Paper focuses on possible impacts of related technologies, such as machine learning and autonomous vehicles, on international relations and society. The authors also examine the ethical and legal aspects of the use of AI technologies. The present Working Paper of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) includes analytical materials prepared by experts in the field of artificial intelligence,...

18.12.2018

RIAC at 10th International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO «Science as common good of humankind»

On November 26–27, 2018, Moscow hosted International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO «Science as common good of humankind», with participation of Russian Peace Foundation and Russian Academy of Sciences. On November 26–27, 2018, Moscow hosted International Forum of NGOs in Official Partnership with UNESCO «Science as common good of humankind», with participation of Russian Peace Foundation and Russian Academy of Sciences. The forum gathered about four hundred Russian and foreign...

29.11.2018

Pensions Policies Should Focus on Jobs, Not Retirement

... for payments earlier in cases of long-term illness or disability. The retirement age was later reduced to 65 years old, and 65 eventually became the standard retirement age in the US and UK as well. Old age pensions for people over age 65 transformed society as much as electricity or the automobile did. But unlike these purely technological inventions, old age pensions also civilized society. Before old age pensions, people who were too old to work quickly fell into poverty and dependence. Private ...

02.09.2018
 

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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