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International Relations in South Asia: Russia’s and Sri Lanka’s Views

... former positions as possible which at the same time would not require excessive resources. Consequently, Russia’s policy in the region will have to rely on relations with those South Asian countries that are interested in this cooperation. They include Sri Lanka, which occupies an advantageous strategic position and harbours ambitions to be a significant player in regional politics. Russia maintains friendly relations with both China and India, and this has a big influence on how it perceives the processes ...

29.11.2019

On the Trail of the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka: How, Why and Who Organized the Attacks?

... also established the FBI’s Forensic Dive Team Program. He retired in 2014 and now is a media consultant and TV commentator. RIAC expert Tatiana Kanunnikova discussed with Bobby Chacon the situation around the investigation of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka in April 2019. According to official data, the coordinated Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka were carried out by Thowfeek Jamaath (NTJ). What is known about this organization? They do not have a very big international presence. There are ...

14.05.2019

Russia and the Indian Ocean Security and Governance

... manifestations of this power game, coming after China's attempts to involve regional players into the Belt and Road Initiative that is often seen as not an economic initiative but rather a geostrategic plan. Importantly, smaller regional states, including Sri Lanka, might be increasingly used as playing fields or even bargaining chips in this great powers' game. Transformation of the Indian Ocean in an arena of confrontation is surely against Moscow's interests. First, any conflict or severe tensions of ...

22.03.2019

Ksenia Kuzmina Makes a Speech at Sri Lanka Institute of National Security Studies

On March 19, 2019, Institute of National Security Studies Sri Lanka (Colombo, Sri Lanka) hosted a round table on the interests of Russia in the Indian Ocean region. Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Manager, made a keynote speech at the event. Kuzmina became the first Russian expert to speak at this analytical center....

20.03.2019

Meeting of the International Advisory Group for Indian Ocean Security

March 18, 2019, Colombo (Sri Lanka) hosted the meeting of the International Advisory Group for Indian Ocean Security. The event was organized by the Pathfinder Foundation. Ksenia Kuzmina, RIAC Program Manager, took part in the event. March 18, 2019, Colombo (Sri Lanka) hosted ...

19.03.2019

Meeting with Sri Lankan Ambassador in Russia Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka

On March 7, 2018, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka H.E. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka. On March 7, 2018, RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka H.E. Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka....

07.03.2019

RIAC and Pathfinder Foundation Develop Cooperation

Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Pathfinder Foundation (PF, Sri Lanka) signed a cooperation agreement. The document was signed by Andrey Kortunov, Director General of RIAC, and Bernard Goonetilleke, Chairman of PF. Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and Pathfinder Foundation (PF, Sri Lanka) signed ...

20.09.2017

Russia, Sri Lanka Aim to Strengthen Military Cooperation

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov and Sri Lanka's Defense Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi during a bilateral meeting on Sunday pledged to deepen military cooperation between the two countries, according to a statement issued by the Russian ministry. The meeting was held on the sidelines ...

20.06.2016

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