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International Information Security in US-Russian Bilateral Relations

... view to boosting peaceful development of the ICT environment, both globally and bilaterally. However, Washington is betting on maintaining its leadership and deterrence of Russia in cyberspace, so reaching agreements in the near future seems rather unlikely. Amid a complex geopolitical environment, communication between the two countries needs to be maintained for managing contradictions and reducing the risk of escalation in cyberspace. Today, bilateral interaction takes place on the platform of ...


Time for an International Cyber Court?

There is urgent need to establish an international mechanism, dedicated to addressing the most grievous cybercrimes In the current international environment, the significance of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is steadily rising. In this context, international cooperation is gradually moving towards a legal architecture for ICT governance and international information security (IIS) as an integral part of the overall international ...


Syria: Humanitarian Crisis and Disaster

Moscow is calling for an end to the policy of collective punishment of the Syrians and has urged its partners to start rebuilding the Syrian economy On January 9, 2023, the UN Security Council extended the cross-border mechanism for the supply of humanitarian aid to the north-western regions of Syria. According ...


Meeting with Ambassador of Switzerland to Russia Krystyna Marty Lang

On November 8, 2022, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Krystyna Marty Lang, Swiss Ambassador to Russia, and Christoph Gerch, Defense Attache of the Swiss Embassy On November 8, 2022, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, had a meeting with Krystyna Marty ...


The World After the Hegemony

The coming period will be the time for defining a new power base of the order, and it is still difficult to say which powers and to what extent will become part of it The uniqueness and drama of the current state of affairs in international politics lies in the fact that we cannot count on the ability of one state, or a group of sufficiently powerful countries, to play the role of leaders in the future. This means that ...


G20: Does Multilateralism Have a Chance?

... hegemonic aspirations of the West that allow the rest of the G20 members to look for and eventually find those bold and non-standard solutions that will lead to a new, more just and equal world, writes Viktoria Panova , Vice-Rector of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Sherpa of Russia in the Women's Twenty. Instability Instead of Compromise: The Open Face of the West's Anti-Human Toolkit The turbulence in international affairs has been discussed for more than a year, but the situation ...


Dis-United Nations and Conceptual Mazes of the New World Order

How to kickstart strategic dialogue between Russia and the United States, given the collapse of all official channels and communication systems? A plethora of fora organized by international institutions this fall, above all by the United Nations with its “ministerial week” involving heads of states and ...


Shanghai Institute for International Studies and the Belfer Center Tenth International Expert Forum

On September 23, 2022, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS), in partnership with The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, held the tenth online international high-level expert round table, dedicated to the trends in the development of world politics in the context of acute recent crises On September 23, 2022, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS),...


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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