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Foreign Policy and Security

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This branch of research analyses the relations of Russia and the New Independent States with the rest of the world, with a special focus on security issues.

01/04/2018

The struggle against terrorism is supposed to be one part of security policy in which Russia has every necessary capability and know-how, and its special services can draw on vast experience without encountering the legal and institutional constraints that often interfere with Western efforts....

21/02/2018
By: Richard SAKWA

The paper examines the reasons for the poor state of relations between Russia and the United Kingdom, providing a brief historical and political account of why relations have deteriorated. The various options facing the UK after Brexit, and within this framework the ambiguity of current...

26/10/2017

By reinforcing hostility between Russia and the West, the Ukraine crisis has shone a spotlight on the limits and contradictions of any Russo-Japanese rapprochement. Russia has grown more dependent on China, just as Japan has become more reliant on the United States.

01/12/2016
By: Dmitri TRENIN

Current hostilities between the United States, NATO and Russia, though they might not be at Cold War levels, do indicate real danger. NATO’s continued expansion toward the east and the deployment of defensive American antimissiles in Europe constitute serious strategic problems for Moscow.

02/11/2016

Since the start of the Ukraine crisis in early 2014, the states of East Central Europe have become increasingly important targets of Russian economic, political and military pressure. Russia finds itself in the trajectory of geopolitical retreat on the Western “front”, and seeks to slow...

21
May
2015
Thursday 21 May 2015
from 09:00 to 11:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

A closed seminar with Pavel BAEV, Research Director and Professor at the Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo, Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC, and Associate Research Fellow at Russia-NIS Center at Ifri.

07
Oct
2014
Tuesday 07 October 2014
from 09:00 to 11:00 - Seminars and Round-table Conferences

During the last eleven years, as its accession process to the European Union did not move much forward, Turkey, under the lead of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, asserted itself as a regional power. It counts today 77 million inhabitants and reports a GDP of 820 billion USD (2013)...