The West tests the Olympic calm of Russia

The intention of the West to exert influence on Russia after a ban on Russians competing under their own flag at the Olympic Winter games in Pyeongchang is not too reasonable. “Such actions will change neither the policy of Russia, no public mood”, RISS expert Sergey Mikhaylov said.

11.12.2017
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Fascism blooms full power in Poland and Ukraine

Donald Tusk’s critical statements, president of the European Council, directed at modern Polish policy are nothing more than an element of internal political opposition in Poland, said RISS expert Oksana Petrovskaya. “We are talking about the political struggle of the party Civic Platform and the ruling party Law and Justice. Actions of this party, assessed by the European Parliament and Tusk as inadequate, as “the Kremlin’s hand”, are aimed at attracting more voters,” she added.

21.11.2017
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Decline of Chancellor Merkel elevated the German President

Failure of the parliamentary coalition formation in Germany is connected with the political decline of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, RISS expert Lyudmila Vorobyova said. “She stops to be an integrating force in Germany, loses her credibility,” she added.

20.11.2017
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The RISS report was presented at the international conference in Loccum (Germany)

The international conference “Fate and Future of Iraqi Kurdistan: Opportunities and Risks of the European Policy in the Region” was conducted on November 15-17, 2017 in the Evangelical Academy of the city of Loccum (Germany). The conference gathered more than 70 participants from Germany, USA, Israel, Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. The Russian side was represented by Head of the Centre for Research Coordination of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies I.Borovkov.

20.11.2017
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United European Army: myth or reality

“The key EU countries, Germany and France, spoke in the support of the creation of the Permanent Structured Cooperation program (PESCO), understanding the need for reform of this structure,” – RISS expert Anna Vilovatykh said. According to expert opinion, the escalation of contradictions between Europe and the United States is like a locomotive of combined efforts of European leaders to build a greater autonomy of the European Union, including in the military sphere. “Acting together, these countries will be able to achieve more,” – she added.

17.11.2017
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Britain didn’t expect such serious consequences of Brexit

“Three main points of the exit of the UK from the European Union remained unresolved,” RISS expert Anna Vilovatykh said. They are: the rights of UK residents in the EU (and EU citizens in the UK), the territorial boundaries between Ireland and Northern Ireland, payments amount of the United Kingdom to the EU (according to experts, this amount is about 60 bn euros).

14.11.2017
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