RD Insight: Russian experts suggest it is unlikely that the expanded terror threat will change Russia’s relations with the West, even though Moscow has significant counter-terrorism expertise to share.

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Given the recent terror attacks in Brussels and Paris, it’s clear that Europe faces an increased terror threat. In a best-case scenario, Russia and the West would be able to put aside their differences on Ukraine and Syria and start cooperating in fighting terrorism. But how realistic is that scenario?

With that in mind, Russia Direct asked three leading Russian experts about the perspectives for a broader anti-terrorist coalition involving both Russia and Europe. In addition, these experts share their views on why Russian expertise in fighting terrorism would be of value to Europe.

This RD Insight features:

- Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor-in-Chief, Russia in Global Affairs journal

- Andrey Bezrukov, Associate Professor at Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO University)

- Andrey Sushentsov, Associate Professor at MGIMO University, Valdai Club program director and head of the Foreign Policy analytical agency.