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Group Statement on Nuclear Arms Control

We call on leaders at UNGA to take urgent steps to reduce the risks of nuclear confrontation Ahead of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, over 100 members of the European Leadership Network ’s network of political, diplomatic and military figures ...


“Child Actorvism” and the Extinction Agenda of Neoliberal Racists

... mass-mediated interferences in the affairs of other nations. Whether it is about immigration, education, or the whitewashing of terrorists , they are there, ready with their scripted messages. The latest sensation happens to be Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg who is trying to save humanity from an environmental apocalypse by playing truant from school. Manufactured doyens however conveniently overlook real progress in the activist areas they were groomed for, revealing a strong pattern of bias in the ...


Communication Lines in Diplomacy: Expanding the Possibility Set

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw The problem with communication in today’s world may be the illusion that real communication is taking place and no additional lines of communication are necessary. The truth ...


Mitigating Cyber Risks: Is There Room for Two?

There is still a role for global discussion on norms of conduct in cyberspace Anastasia Tolstukhina: Two Cyber Resolutions Are Better Than None Experts both in Russia and in the West are beginning to feel cautiously hopeful about the recent UN discussions on information security. 2018 has seen the adoption of three resolutions regarding states’ behaviour in cyberspace , two of which have been proposed by Russia and one by the US. Following these suggested initiatives, two expert groups ...


A Scenario in Syria

What might be a “second option” for Russia in Syria? The situation around Russia in Syria is up for debate. No doubt, Russia would like to lead a reconstruction effort in Syria, in harmony with all relevant partners, including the UN, the EU, the USA, China, India, Turkey, Iran, Israel, the Sunni Arab states including the ...


Root Cause of India - Pakistan Conflagration

... terrorist attack, responsibility for which was taken by Pakistan-based Jaish-e- Mohammed (Army of Mohammed). Twelve days later Indian Air Force jets targeted the alleged training facility of this terrorist group at Balakot in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in what was claimed to be non-military, pre-emptive strike. Followed by the Pakistani Air Force's attempt to hit Indian military installations close to the line of control (LoC) in Kashmir leading to a fierce dogfight between the rival ...


RIAC at a Meeting with the UNDP Assistant Administrator

On March 19, 2019, representatives of the diplomatic corps in Moscow and Russian experts had a meeting with Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Assistant Administrator of UNDP, and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, and Rastislav Vrbensky, Deputy Director On March 19, 2019, representatives of the diplomatic corps in Moscow and Russian experts had a ...


A Different Global Governance: Taming the Excesses of Realpolitik

A man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress. Ayn Rand, author of “The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism” Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. Oscar Wilde The modern conservative is engaged ...


Two Cyber Resolutions Are Better Than None

... extreme weather events, natural disasters and the effects of climate change. Moreover, experts offer pessimistic forecasts: in 2019, the risks will only increase as a result of the lack of collective will and the growing divisions in the global community. Clearly, the issue of international information security (IIS) today is not just pressing, but burning. The problem is relevant to virtually all participants in international relations and requires a political solution. At the same time, Russia ...


The European Decalogue and the Middle Eastern Duodecim

The Middle East is in a much more complicated and difficult situation now than Europe was back in 1975, and it appears that replicating the Helsinki Decalogue in the region would be unproductive Today’s world is awash with ideas and proposals on how to stabilize the situation in the troubled Middle East. Since the beginning of the so-called Arab Spring, numerous groups of politicians, analysts, public figures and journalists ...


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