“Russia’s proposal to produce a one-off increase in the quotas of developing countries at the IMF will advance the reform process and break the deadlock,” said RISS expert Nikolay Troshin.
We should not indulge in the euphoria of the economic cooperation with Saudi Arabia, says RISS expert Vladimir Fitin.
The keys to conflict resolution between Barcelona and Madrid are in Brussels, said RISS expert Igor Pshenichnikov.
A mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas showed helplessness of the U.S. intelligence in the face of threats, said RISS expert Konstantin Blokhin. “The U.S. intelligence is vast, composed of 17 distinct organizations. All of them failed to predict such a situation. It is the collapse of the U.S. intelligence community,” added he.
“The Catalan independence referendum, or a Referendum 1.0, as it is called in the Spanish press, will become the turning point, which will divide the modern history of Spain into two periods: “before” and “after.” Unfortunately, the new period in the country’s history will be characterized by political and economic crisis,” said RISS expert Anna Glazova.
The consequences of the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum can be heavy, says RISS expert Igor BOROVKOV. This is due to problems in the economic situation of the autonomous region, which can easily be exacerbated by neighbouring countries in case of economic pressure on it.
RISS Director M. Fradkov and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Russian Federation Mr. Slavenko Terzic held a meeting on August 3.
A round table on topical issues of the Asia-Pacific region and Russian-Korean bilateral cooperation was held on 26 July in RISS together with the Korean Institute for National Unification (KINU).
RISS Director M. Fradkov on 20 July 2017 received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of the Sudan Nadir Babiker.
RISS Director M. Fradkov held a meeting on 17 July 2017 with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Russian Federation Mr. B. B. Ashrafkhanov. The event was also attended by the Counselor of the Embassy of Uzbekistan A. Alimov, Head of the Center for CIS countries studies O. Petrovskaya, Assistant Director A. Dudar.