Polish MP Bogdan Klich: Warsaw views signals from Vilnius as promising

Warsaw sees the first signals from Vilnius about national minorities as very promising, Polish Senate member Bogdan Klich, the country's former defense minister, has said in Lithuania on Friday. READ MORE

NATO deploying Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border


NATO has begun to deploy Patriot missiles to Turkey to help Turkish troops repel attacks by missiles or aircraft from neighbouring Syria, BBC reported. READ MORE

The World in 2013

By Jessica Tuchman Mathews

2012 was a quiet year, a time of sorting out major changes previously set in motion. If there was a common theme, it is that while change can be breathtakingly swift in this globalized world, resolutions take longer than expected. READ MORE


 We'll come back at the 9th of January, 2013.

Robert Donaldson: The time has come for the second Reset

US-Russia relations are always at the center of attention among Russian and foreign analysts. That is why RIAC could not miss an opportunity to interview Prof. Robert Donaldson of the University of Tulsa, a renowned expert in Russia and US external affairs. Prof. Donaldson was kind enough to speak about the "reset", issues of mutual distrust, US foreign policy shifts and the latest trends in the Asia Pacific. READ MORE

Conference in Antalya highlights Alliance solidarity towards Turkey


High-level NATO officials met Turkish policy-makers and opinion leaders to discuss current issues on NATO’s agenda at the annual Antalya International Conference for Security and Cooperation on 14 and 15 December. Taking place a few days after NATO foreign ministers agreed to deploy Patriot missiles to Turkey, the event also provided an opportunity to reaffirm the spirit of Alliance solidarity. READ MORE

Catalonia, Scotland, and Flanders Force Separatism Back on the EU Agenda


With the eurozone’s woes still dominating headlines four years after the crisis began, it would be natural to assume that the European Union’s economic challenges were the most significant issue affecting its member states. But while the euro crisis has been simmering, separatist movements championed by charismatic leaders have patiently gathered strength in places such as Catalonia, Scotland, and Flanders. READ MORE

Georgia after Parliamentary elections: which road to take?

By Aivaras Bagdonas

During the parliamentary polls in October the opposition coalition block Georgian Dream with its leader billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili defeated the United National Movement of Mikhail Saakashvili. After the elections public space of the country was full of various forecasts, including the fears on possible Georgia‘s return to Russia‘s influence. READ MORE

Obama's Moment

By Zbigniew Brzezinski

How the president can seize back the initiative on foreign policy. READ MORE

Russia-NATO relations: partnership or confrontation?


By Viktor Denisenko

It is not easy to evaluate the relationship between Russia and NATO. In the public space the attitude toward NATO is negative. This attitude was inherited from the Soviet times, and Russia practically does nothing to change the situation. The statements of Russian authorities also demonstrate this hostile approach. On the other hand, Russia and NATO could be treated at least as partners, since Russia‘s interests are not always totally opposite to the ambitions of the Alliance. READ MORE