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Presentation of Valdai Club Report “International Intervention in Conflicts”

Alexander Nikitin held a lecture and presented his report “International Intervention in Conflicts: UN, OSCE, EU, NATO, CSTO Peacekeeping Policies” On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Alexander Nikitin, Director of the Center for Euro-Atlantic Security at the Institute for International Research MGIMO and Head Research Associate of the Institute of World ...


Financing climate change... an air-conditioned nightmare

... leaders of the world's top economies, media assets and civil society groups would be wise to reexamine the benefits and the costs of the Paris climate deal. Climate change is realAccording to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) in the United States, the Earth's globally averaged surface temperature has been rising for over a century.But in the period starting in 2000 through today, NOAA says that the globally averaged surface temperature of our planet has increased dramatically. Cheating ...


Keeping Peace in Africa in the 21st Century

In the past 25 years, Africa has made great strides towards development and peace, but conflict is still present in many places on the continent REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya Dmitry Borisov: A Difficult Peace: The UN and the Challenges of Modern Peacekeeping To avoid relapse into all-out war, a peace operation needs to be deployed quickly and be ready to bear casualties in the face of rampant violence. The UN — often cumbersome, bureaucratic, slow to react to ...


The UN: Changes Are Long Due

It is safe to assume that António Guterres, who assumed the office of the UN Secretary-General on January 1, 2017, will be able to bring positive momentum to the activities of the global organization. One can say this because during his ten-year tenure as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (2005–2015), he was extremely ...


A Difficult Peace: The UN and the Challenges of Modern Peacekeeping

The Emerging Geopolitics of Peacekeeping As the saying goes, peace, like war, must be waged, and the United Nations (UN) has been at the forefront of this battle for almost 70 years. From the UN Emergency Force (UNEF), the first ever peacekeeping mission set up in 1956 at the height of the Suez crisis, to the 2014 UN mission in the Central African Republic ...


Middle East Zugzwang

Despite the fact that Mosul has not been recaptured from the Islamic State, and the announced attack on Syria’s Raqqa has lost some momentum, there is little doubt that the fate of radical Islamists in Syria and Iraq is sealed. This makes the issue of the two countries’ postwar state structure particularly important. Who will ...


The New UN Secretary-General

It is very likely that on October 6 we will find out the name of the new UN Secretary General. Preliminary estimates grant victory to Antonio Guterres, Portugal’s former Prime Minister. RIAC editing team suggests you take a look at the candidate’s basic proposals on conflict prevention and peace operations, human ...


UNSG candidate Helen Clark at RIAC

On June 22, 2016, the Russian International Affairs Council hosted UNDP Administrator Helen Clark , former prime minister of New Zealand (1999-2008), who is running for the post of UN Secretary-General. It was her only public appearance in Moscow. The event ...


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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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