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Russia and U.S. Must Not Squander Chances For Cooperation

Sustained confrontation between Washington and Moscow would handicap Russia’s own development A new chapter in American history has begun. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has been sworn in as the ... ... will present themselves. Preference should probably be given here to less-toxic multilateral formats. A related area is the Arctic. Competition for influence in the Arctic among regional and non-regional actors is intensifying. And if this is not translated ...


U.S.-Russia Relations at a Crossroads

RIAC and CSIS Joint Report RIAC and CSIS Joint Report In September 2020, the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Center for Strategic and International ... ... topics of importance to U.S.-Russia relations: Arms Control, the U.S.-China Rivalry, the Arctic, and the Eastern Mediterranean. What follows is a summary report of those meetings... ... those areas where there is an agreement that arms control still works. Beijing’s refusal to participate in a trilateral U.S.-Russia-China dialogue stems from the view that...


RIAC–CSIS Expert Meeting on the Prospects for Development of Russia-U.S. Relations

On September 22–23, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) held a joint online ... ... relations and their impact on the development of Russia-the U.S. relations; relations between Russia and the United States in the Arctic; prospects for resolving the Middle East crisis; political changes in Russia and the United States and their impact on ...


Patterns of Environmental Negligence: An Opportunity to Rethink Global Governance

... remain extremely vigilant despite the current unstable socio-economic situation. As it has been largely covered by the media around the world, on May 29, 2020, an oil storage tank from Norilsk-Taimyr Energy's Thermal Power Plant, located in a remote Arctic region of Russia, started leaking. The industrial disaster has polluted the Ambarnaya river and possibly surrounding bodies of water, including Lake Pyasino and the Arctic Ocean. The latest update estimates that about 21.000 tons of oil have leaked and it will ...


North to Move and Not to Lose

What the Big Game in the Arctic could look like The activity of the United States Navy and the U.S.’s NATO allies in the Arctic is becoming a standing ... ... initiative to build new heavy icebreakers for the U.S. Navy: these are all reasons for re-evaluating the prospects for NATO-Russia relations in the region and a possible change in the balance of power. Small North Andrey Todorov: Where does the Northern ...


Russia and China in the Arctic: Cooperation, Competition, and Consequences

... hydrocarbon resources and the Northern Sea Route became the top priority, while in the mid-2010s, those issues were partially eclipsed by Moscow’s new confrontation with Washington and a sharp decline in relations with its NATO allies. China is thousands of miles away from the Arctic, so its interests in the region differ widely from those of Russia. They primarily stem from China’s position as one of the two leading global powers of the twenty-first century, and, on a more formal level, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, which entails global responsibility. China has been ...


The Russian and Canadian Approach to Extra-Regional Actors in the Arctic

Russia and Canada face the need to build a balanced and cautious policy about non-Arctic states The Arctic is currently undergoing significant transformations that are the result of climate change and the global general political processes. One of the trends that has taken shape in recent years is the growing activity of extra-regional ...


Russia's Arctic Dilemma: the Status of NSR as a National Transport Artery vs Foreign Investment

... Northern Sea Route was one of the key topics at the 5th International Arctic Forum 'Arctic: Territory of Dialogue', held in St. Petersburg on April 9-10, 2019. The question... ... “Can the NSR become a full-fledged transport artery?” is extremely relevant for Russia and for other regional and non-regional countries. Pavel Gudev touched upon three... ... on weather and ice conditions, the length of the NSR route can vary from 2 to 3 thousand nautical miles. Of course, unlike the route passing through the Suez Canal, the...


The Arctic: So Close and Yet Still Unknown

RIAC, MGIMO University and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (the United States) have prepared the English edition of the third volume of RIAC’s Arctic anthology On April 9, 2019, the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ international forum opened in St. Petersburg. In terms of its size, the event is comparable to the largest forums held in Russia throughout the year, such as the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), the Russian Competitiveness Summit (KEF) and the Russian Investment Forum (RIF). Andrey Zagorsky: Integrated Marine Management ...


Where does the Northern Sea Route Lead To?

U.S. and Russia dispute the legal status and navigation regime in the NSR Once again, the Arctic has riveted the attention of the media and the public at large. In early 2019, Russia and the U.S. continued to exchange high-profile statements concerning the Northern Sea Route (the NSR). For instance, in February 2019, the Russian media drew ...


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