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War Party Rallies to Defend John Bolton

The firing of National Security Adviser John should have surprised no one The firing of National Security Adviser John Bolton by President Trump on September 10 should have surprised no one. Bolton had acted, repeatedly, to undermine some of Trump's major initiatives, and had, in several instances, acted as though he were the President. Several "triggers" for the decision have been identified: Bolton's assurance to Trump that Maduro would be ousted in a coup, which failed; his open push...


Bridges to India

... It is said the Bulganin tree started growing at a slant right away and toppled over a few years later (to be replanted discreetly in a less prominent space). Apparently, a few years after that, the Khrushchev tree also toppled over. Source: ( It was as though the two countries had become so close by the 1970s, that even the trees in Bangalore knew about the inner workings of the Sovet Ministrov! But from this peak, there has been a steady and gradual ...


Meeting with Sberbank Institutional Investors from the USA and Great Britain

... September 10, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs, had a meeting with a group of Sberbank institutional investors visiting Moscow, including Amundi Asset Management (Great Britain), Armor Advisors (USA), Baron Capital Management (USA), Cartica Management (USA), Danske Capital (Finland), Invesco Advisors (USA), Ivy Investment Management Company (USA), Lombard Odier (Switzarland),Prudential Investment Management (USA), Route One Investment Company ...


Will Russia Reinforce Iraq's Air Defenses?

If Baghdad is serious about purchasing Russian air defense systems, several issues should be considered A series of alleged Israeli strikes on Iran-linked targets in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq have sent shockwaves across the region and beyond. The attacks on Iraq in particular are unprecedented, with long-term effects yet to be revealed. The immediate effect, however, is that both the general public and the elites of Middle East nations have raised the need to protect their skies more effectively...


Are Sanctions Conducive to Korean Settlement?

... Problem The situation was aggravated by the US-South Korean table-top exercise in August 2019, regarded by the DPRK leadership as an act of perfidy, as during a series of summits, Kim Jong-un received guarantees (or so he perceived the promises of the USA and Kazakhstan) for the termination of the "hostile actions", the symbol of which, as traditionally viewed by Pyongyang, are the exercise directed against it. As a result, the DPRK refused to agree on measures of the previously agreed military ...


Like a Suspended Gym Teacher: Why We Should Not Expect Russia to be Welcomed Back into the G7

The sad reality of 2014 was either a historical inevitability or at least a completely predictable ending to a protracted play The history of relations between Russia and the G7 can be compared to a multi-act play with a convoluted storyline, magnificent scenery, a number of vivid characters and unexpected plot twists. Objectively, such a play more looks like an epic tragedy or, at worst, a sentimental melodrama. But, personally, I liken the misadventures of the “Group of Seven,” which has not...


Russian re-industrialization dangers – lessons from Japan and USA

It can thus be said that Kim Il-Sung of North Korea helped create the post-war Japanese economic miracle, and Mikhail Gorbachev helped destroy it. Japanese re-industrialization can be characterized by rigidity, inability to react quickly and decisively to adversity, and ultimate failure. In marked contrast is the success of its US counterpart – the American military industrial complex – with its flexible approach and success in quickly adapting to changing realities. Source: Expert-online George...


“We win, they lose” – Wonderful world of Binary categorisations

Is the new Containment and its Cold War on our doorstep? Who does it need now and why? To answer that question is to grasp how the previous one ceased. The end of the Cold War came abruptly, overnight.  Many in the West dreamt about it, but nobody really saw it coming. The Warsaw Pact, Red Army in DDR, Berlin Wall, DDR itself, Soviet Union – one after the other, vanished rapidly, unexpectedly. To the outside world, there was no ceasefire, no peace conference, no formal treaty and guaranties, no expression...


From Arctic to Arabian Sea & West by Southwest: A Concept for Uniting China, India, Iran, & Russia with Open Source Innovation

... from predatory Western economic incursion that ignores the true cost of the Western approaches to business. While free energy may be disclosed and popularized soon, the time for a treaty with Canada, Denmark, and Alaska – which may one day leave the USA to become its own Republic – is now. Greenland is not for sale, but Greenland could be the perfect base for a post-Western economic model to gestate, one based on my concept of Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE). The Nunavut, Northwest Territories,...


RIAC at Russian-the US Meeting of the Center for Citizen Initiatives

On September 4, 2019, the Center for Citizen Initiatives held its fifth annual meeting on harmonization of the relations between Russia and the United States. On September 4, 2019, the Center for Citizen Initiatives held its fifth annual meeting on harmonization of the relations between Russia and the United States. The meeting was attended by the US and Russian experts. Pyotr Kortunov, RIAC Program Coordinator, took part in the meeting. The discussion focused on the prospects for the development...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
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