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Making a nuclear deal with Trump: some advice for Kim Jong Un

The op-ed was originally published at https://www.nknews.org/2018/06/making-a-nuclear-deal-with-trump-some-advice-for-kim-jong-un/ U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are supposed to meet in Singapore on June 12. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is at a critical juncture. After the development of its nuclear weapons program and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) capable of delivering nuclear warheads, the United States has had...

2018 Primakov Readings Highlights

Moscow has hosted the annual international Primakov Readings conference amid turbulent developments in the Middle East, the Ukraine crisis, the Russia-EU feud, continuing trade restrictions against Russia, and arms control challenges. The event took place on May 29-30 at the World Trade Center in the heart of the Russian capital. Primakov Readings is a joint project of Primakov National Research Institute...

Naumkin: ‘Primakov was Forward-Looking Policymaker’

Vitaly Naumkin, Vice-President for Research at the Institute of Oriental Studies, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and member of the Russia - Islamic Group, shared his memories of Evgeny Primakov and impressions of the Primakov Readings forum in an exclusive interview to the RIW Group website's editor-in-chief, Ekaterina Podkolzina. - Mr. Naumkin, you knew Mr. Primakov personally. What...

RIW Group Coordinator: ‘No Alternative to Partnership of Civilizations’

The inteview with RIW Group Coordinator Veniamin Popov was originally published by Syria's Al-Watan newspaper.

ME Expert: Russia seeks win-win Middle East peace deal

Since 1948, Russia has been an advocate of the two-state solution and has been pushing both Arabs and Israelis to resolve the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in accordance with this plan, leaving Jerusalem for the final talks. Recently, Russia has started to exert more pressure on Israel to cease building new settlements in the occupied West Bank. This has been clear from the many statements issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry...

Putin Meets Assad in Sochi

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, I am happy to see you in Russia. At the beginning of our meeting I would like to congratulate you on the start of the holy month of Ramadan. I would also like to congratulate you on the major success of the Syrian Government Army in the struggle against terrorist units. Due to the efforts of your army recently, important steps have been made towards the further consolidation of the legitimate government. Terrorists have laid down arms in key areas of Syria, which made it...

Russia can be the peacemaker the Middle East urgently needs

President Donald Trump last week announced that the US would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and re-impose sanctions that had been waived under the deal. He called the agreement “rotten” and “decaying.” However, Iran has been certified as fully complying with the agreement, which enjoys international backing on the basis of a UN Security Council resolution. The...

Volgograd as Football Mecca?

In 2012, Russia's southern city of Volgograd was picked as a host city for group stage matches. It also had to provide training sites and team base camps. The city also got a brand new Volgograd Arena with a capacity of 45,000. The city upgraded its infrastructure building new roads and junctions, erecting hotels and new residential districts, renovating public interest...

Football Party on the Black Sea Coast

Arguably the country's most beautiful city, the city sprawls along 148 kilometers along the Black Sea coast and has been nicknamed the Russian Riviera. It was a major tourist and cultural destination even before it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Its skyline features an eclectic mix of architecture, its flora and fauna attract adults and children alike. Add...

Ekaterinburg: World Cup’s Easternmost Host City

The Urals capital, Ekaterinburg, will remember the upcoming World Cup as the most memorable event in its history. It was a natural choice to put it on the tournament's map - the city lies on the border between Europe and Asia. Ekaterinburg loves football despite the tough climate, time difference, long-time deficit of football infrastructure, and lackluster performance of local clubs. Residents...

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