Russian International Affairs Council
The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) is a non-profit academic and diplomatic think tank that was established by the resolution of its founders pursuant to presidential decree No. 59‑rp dated 2 February 2010 "On the Establishment of the Non-profit Partnership “Russian International Affairs Council”.
RIAC activities are aimed at strengthening peace, friendship and solidarity between peoples, preventing international conflicts and promoting conflict resolution and crisis settlement.
RIAC operates as a link between the state, scholarly community, business, and civil society in an effort to find foreign policy solutions to complex conflict issues.
The RIAC mission is to facilitate Russia’s peaceful integration into the global community, partly by organizing greater cooperation between Russian scientific institutions and foreign analytical centers/scholars on the major issues of international relations.