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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.

20/03/2019
By: Marlène LARUELLE, Ellen RIVERA

Like the proverbial cat, some concepts have several lives. Or, like the mythological phoenix, they can be reborn from the ashes. This is certainly the case of the Intermarium, a geopolitical concept that envisaged an alliance of countries reaching from the Baltic Sea over the Black Sea to the...

29/10/2018

The return of more conflictual relations between Russia and the West following Russia’s intervention in Eastern Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea has led to a deterioration in the strategic environment for Northern European countries, particularly in the Baltic Sea Region and the Arctic.

15/05/2018
By: Ekaterina STEPANOVA

This report seeks to explain the main trends in Russia’s evolving Afghanistan policy, with the focus on its regionalization, diversification, and new emphasis on diplomacy that culminated in Moscow regional peace consultations. It argues that none of Russia’s Afghanistan-related concerns can...

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...

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)...