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Meeting with British Ambassador Laurie Bristow and Counselor Sarah Docherty

On July 16, 2019, Laurie Bristow, British Ambassador to Russia, and Sarah Docherty, Political Counselor, visited Russian International Affairs Council. On July 16, 2019, Laurie Bristow, British Ambassador to Russia, and Sarah Docherty, Political Counselor, visited Russian International Affairs Council. The discussion with British diplomats focused on the current state and prospects for the development of relations between Russia and the UK, current problems of European security in the context of...

19.07.2019

The Tanker Incident in Gibraltar: Non-Obvious Legitimacy

Without a clear explanation of the reasons for the detention of the vessel by the EU, Tehran’s claims remain natural The seizure of an Iranian tanker by the authorities of Gibraltar has aggravated Iranian-British relations and could lead to further escalation. The oil transported by the Iranians was supposedly intended for the Syrian government. Tehran has already threatened to respond by detaining British ships. Meanwhile, the authorities of Gibraltar have extended the detention of the tanker...

10.07.2019

Meeting with British FCO Director General Philip Barton

On May 7, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, RIAC Member; Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, RIAC Member; and Yevgeny Gontmakher, RIAC Expert, Member of the Committee of Civic Initiatives; had a meeting with Philip Barton, Director General, Consular and Security at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, at the residence of the British Ambassador to Russia. On May 7, 2019, Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, RIAC Member; Dmitri Trenin, Director of the Carnegie Moscow...

10.05.2019

Contradictions of the “Golden Era” in UK–China Relations

... and essentially started a trade war. The European Union wants to develop a unified approach to its Chinese trade policy. However, the Italian government’s decision to join the Belt and Road Initiative has disrupted the “European concert.” The United Kingdom demonstrates solidarity with Washington, although it is forced to tread carefully since it is now de-calibrating its foreign political strategy in the run-up to Brexit and considers Beijing a key economic partner. Trade and Investment Interests ...

19.04.2019

UK–Russia Security Relations: Talking To, Not Past Each Other

RIAC and RUSI Report, #45 / 2019 A report based on findings from the third round of the UK–Russia Track 1.5 (non-governmental) bilateral security dialogue, which The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) held in collaboration with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). The first year of the project identified several security and geopolitical topics to establish the most productive areas of cooperation between the UK and Russia. The second year built on three of the most fruitful areas...

05.04.2019

Expert Meeting with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland

On March 28, 2019, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London hosted an expert meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland. On March 28, 2019, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London hosted an expert meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: the current activities of the Council of Europe, as well as political, institutional, and financial problems...

01.04.2019

In London RUSI and RIAC Present the Third Russian-British Report on Prospects for Bilateral Relations Development

On March 28, 2019, London hosted a presentation of the third Russian-British report on the state and prospects of bilateral relations development, prepared within cooperation between Russian International Affairs Council and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). On March 28, 2019, London hosted a presentation of the third Russian-British report on the state and prospects of bilateral relations development, prepared within cooperation between Russian International Affairs Council and the Royal...

31.03.2019

RIAC and the EU Delegation Hold an Urban Breakfast “Brexit — a reminder of what the EU really is about”

The discussion took place in the framework of the ninth meeting of the EU-Russia Expert Network on Foreign Policy, an initiative of the EU Delegation to Russia in the framework of the "Public Diplomacy. EU and Russia Project", in cooperation with the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). On February 28, 2019, the Dostoevsky Library hosted an Urban Breakfast Úrbi et órbi on the topic “Brexit — a reminder of what the EU really is about”. The discussion took place in the framework...

07.03.2019

Breakfast discussion at the Dostoevsky library “Brexit — a reminder of what the EU really is about”

... organize a breakfast discussion at the Dostoevsky library on 28 February at 10.00. The EU Delegation to Russia together with the Russian International Affairs Council organize a breakfast discussion at the Dostoevsky library on 28 February at 10.00. The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 at 11 pm UK time, a little less than three years after the Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016, when 51.9 percent of those who voted supported the withdrawal. The British society and political ...

26.02.2019

Upholding Stability in the Middle East: An Opportunity for Russia–Europe Cooperation?

No single power can ‘fix’ the current turmoil in the Middle East. Still, there may be scope for Russia–Europe cooperation in managing the region’s ills When future historians write about the early 21 st century, they are likely to single out the crisis in the Middle East as one of the major problems of our times. The crisis is fundamental, long-term and multifaceted. Its roots lie in widespread failure to achieve social, economic and political modernisation (with only a few exceptions), in turn...

15.02.2019
 

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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