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A “Synchronized Downturn” Calls for a “Synchronized Response”

The IMF’s diagnosis was that of a “synchronized slowdown” across the globe with the Fund revising its growth projection for global economic growth downwards and putting the 2019 growth estimate at the lowest level since the 2008-2009 financial crisis This year’s Annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank in Washington DC revealed a growing preoccupation with the mounting signs of a slowdown in the world economy. The IMF’s diagnosis was that of a “synchronized slowdown” across the globe with...


Andrea Dessì: the EU and Russia Share Much Potential for Cooperation in the Middle East

... potential influence over the outcome and will be following the process very closely. There are multiple reasons as to why the European Union has limited influence over this situation. The EU has been sidelined in the conflict, in both its military and ... ... eliminate the head, the person that comes after is usually even more of a risk. The main priority now is to resolve the issue for thousands of ISIS fighters and affiliates, as well as wives and children who are in prison camps in North-East Syria and Iraq. This ...


A New Era of Arms Control: Myths, Realities and Options

... concept is often called "escalate to de-escalate:” selective intimidating use of nuclear weapons to prevent the opponent from achieving success in a conventional conflict. Hence the nuclear revanchists are striving to make nuclear weapons more usable, while the revisionists call for discarding traditional methods of arms control in favor of entirely new ways of enhancing nuclear deterrence and forging a new concept of strategic stability. The Realities of Arms and Arms Control All possible ...


Remarks at the 12th Eurasian Economic Forum

... other parts of the world can only dream of living standards of European or US level regardless of the damage to environment. As far as Russia-EU and, relevantly, EAEU-EU interaction is concerned, the following is clear. For 30 years our country and the European Union have remained key economic partners, but the recovery growth factor in mutual trade recorded over the past couple of years is by now largely exhausted. Therefore, resumption of sustainable positive dynamics in trade and economic relations ...


Is a New Economic Crisis Coming?

... these discussions? And what might the consequences for Russia be? Objective and Subjective Problems of Global Economy Ivan Timofeev: A New Anarchy? Scenarios for World Order Dynamics The three main global economic powerhouses – the United States, the European Union and China – are all currently facing serious (albeit different) problems. At first glance, it would appear that the U.S. economy is in excellent shape: GDP has been growing faster than the average for developed countries over the past ...


The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... potential opportunities in expanding cooperation between the countries of the Middle East with China, India, as well as with the European Union; at the same time, a decrease in the importance of the region in global energy will reduce the incentives for great ... ... to be a contentious issue (e.g. building new settlements in disputed territories in Israel or new development projects in Jerusalem); Persistent political instability in the region may hinder the development of urban autonomy and prevent any move towards ...


Russia Facing Europe: A Provisional Road Map

... previously seen by generations of Russians as a mentor and model, is now seen essentially as a neighbor. It is respected as the principal trading partner, and a prime source of technology and investment. Yet despite being an economic powerhouse, the European Union is dismissed by Russians as a geopolitical and strategic player. When it comes to world politics or geostrategy, Russians see Europe as a follower—mostly willing, though sometimes reluctant—of the United States. The Europeans’ recent ...


Per Aspera ad Pax

... drafting and approval of a new Syrian constitution to be followed by UN-supervised “free and fair” elections. The West hopes to use these political terms as a tool to pressure Damascus and its allies. Apart from political considerations, the refusal to cooperate directly with the Syrian government is justified by citing the need to implement administrative reforms and modify property and investment laws. Western experts believe that directing international economic aid through official channels ...


What Difference Will Brexit Make to Britain and the EU? Discussion with Ian Bond at RIAC

The keynote speech “What Difference Will Brexit Make to Britain and the EU?” was made by Ian Bond, Director of the Foreign Policy Department of the London Center for European Reform On October 10, 2019, just before the country's exit from the European Union announced by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a round table was held at RIAC to analyze the consequences of Brexit for the UK and the EU. The keynote speech “What Difference Will Brexit Make to Britain and the EU?” was made ...


Transatlantic Forum on Russia Fourth Edition (Rome)

... Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The forum is attended by experts, journalists, diplomats, public figures, and businessmen from Italy and foreign countries. The main topics of the discussion were pending issues in the “USA - European Union - Russia” triangle, the future of international conflicts, taking into account the ongoing global technological revolution, the factor of China in relations between the West and Russia. Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Dmitry ...


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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