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The European Union and the East Wind

Is Brussels doomed to negotiate with Beijing from a position of weakness? One characteristic trait of modern life is that the key global actors are much more focused on their own domestic problems than on international issues. This propensity for political introspection (some may even call it political autism syndrome) is present, to some extent, in the U.S., Russia, China, and India. However, it is particularly characteristic of the European Union, which currently has to simultaneously deal with...

14.03.2019

RIAC Takes Part in the 30th International Seminar on Security and Defense in Toledo

The seminar in 2018 focused on hybrid warfare, fake news (fake news), and post-truth issues. 19–20 June 2018, Toledo, Spain, hosted the 30th International Seminar on Security and Defense. The forum, organized by the Association of European Journalists, traditionally took place in partnership with the Government of Spain and the Ministry of Defense of the country. The ...

21.06.2018

Andrey Kortunov Makes a Speech at CIDOB Seminar in Barcelona

On January 20 Barcelona Centre for International Affairs — CIDOB in cooperation with Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics — ESADE and with the support of Barcelona City Council held an international seminar «War and Peace in the 21st Century? What is Russia up to?». On January 20 Barcelona Centre for International Affairs — CIDOB in cooperation with Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics — ESADE and with the support of Barcelona City Council held an international seminar «War and Peace...

23.01.2018

The Catalan Labyrinth

... country’s territorial and political integrity The Catalan Independence Referendum held on October 1, 2017, and the subsequent declaration of independence approved by Catalonia’s Parliament provoked a major political and constitutional crisis in Spain, the worst since the country transitioned to democracy forty years ago. Madrid’s assumption of control over the region failed to resolve the crisis and merely moved it to a new phase that is equally dangerous. In recent months, the Barcelona–Madrid ...

09.11.2017

Pro-Catalan Independence Party Member: People Need to Go to Polls

If “Yes” wins, the Catalan Parliament should declare the independence and people should go on the streets to show the support to that proclamation. Interview with Lluc Salellas, member of the National Secretary of the Popular Unity Candidacy The referendum on the future of Catalonia is scheduled for October, 1. With the national government opposing the vote, the results of the upcoming event remains unclear. Lluc Salellas, member of the National Secretary of the Popular Unity Candidacy (pro-Catalan...

15.09.2017

The Dilemma of European Social Democracy: Spanish Edition

... Socialist Worker’s Party (PSOE). On June 18th, its formerly ousted secretary general, Pedro Sanchez, returned to his post. But his return will not solve the party’s problems, which are typical for social-democrats at the current time. Sergei Khenkin: Spain: Regional Elections in the Midst of a Political Dead End PSOE’s fall began in 2010, when its leadership responded to the socio-economic crisis with cuts to social services (by 90%) and only minor increases in taxation (10%), without explaining ...

05.07.2017

Madrid Hosts International Roundtable on Relations between Russia and the West

... Russia's foreign policy. Spanish experts Emilio Lamo de Espinosa, Elcano President, Charles Powel, Elcano director, and Mira Milosevich-Juaristi, Elcano leading research fellow, took part in the event. Ignacio Ibanez, the newly appointed Ambassador of Spain to Russia, and Marcelino Oreja, former Minister of foreign affairs of Spain, also attended the event. The participants also included foreign diplomatic missions' representatives, journalists and universities' employees. Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy ...

03.03.2017

New Uncertainty in Spain

Early parliamentary elections held in Spain on June 26, 2016 largely repeated the situation of the December 2015 elections. The People’s Party failed to receive enough votes to form a new government. Six months did not bring the principal parties any closer to a compromise, and on June ...

01.07.2016

RIAC Leaders Talk with Spanish Ambassador

On June 7, 2016, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov and Program Director Ivan Timofeev met with Spanish Ambassador to Moscow Jose Ignacio Carbajal Garate to discuss the relationship between Russia and the European Union, as well as the Russia-Spain cooperation.

08.06.2016
 

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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