Foreign Affairs: Analysis
17 may 2013
The last ten years have been a time of serious turmoil in the region, seeing the rise of Islamic radicalism and the beginning of a global war on terrorism, foreign intervention in Iraq and overthrow of Saddam Hussein’ regime, and Israel’s new peripheral wars with the Arabs. On top of this, the “Arab Awakening” that unfolded in 2011 became an event of historic significance for the region, comparable to the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire.
Vyacheslav Trubnikov: Nuclear power industry is the key to future development of Russian-Indian relations
India entered the 21st century as a challenger for the role of a global center of influence, alongside the United States and China. Strategic partnership between Russia and India is a natural phenomenon and objective reality. We discussed the current state of affairs and the prospects for the development of Indian-Russian relations with General of the Army, RIAC member Vyacheslav Trubnikov.
16 may 2013
Bearing in mind the particular importance Russia attaches to its relations with India, the Russian International Affairs Council has arranged a series of expert workshops dedicated to specific areas of bilateral relations. The following postulates represent the preliminary results of this work. The key objective here is to test some hypotheses related to developing cooperation between Russia and India. We address readers anticipating some sort of feedback. Taking into account readers’ comments and proposals a final version of the postulates will be subsequently prepared and published.
In this issue (14.05.13):
– World in Moderation
– Chinese military developments
– US government control over Internet
– European Leadership Network, Arab Spring
– Outsourcing of jobs to China
– Crisis in the EU
– Global Governance Report Card
15 may 2013
With the disintegration of the USSR, the United States was left without a competing power equal in strength. At the turn of the millennia, U.S. power had peaked, and Washington believed the world was entering a long reign of a “single superpower.” However, under George W. Bush, the United States had overexerted itself in an attempt to consolidate the unipolar system of international relations. Even the globalization process led by Washington had started to stall. Multipolarity prevailed.
14 may 2013
Notwithstanding close ties with the US, Iraqi authorities have voiced interest in promoting trade and economic links with Russia. Regular high-level contacts may help Russian companies strengthen their positions in Iraq. The paper below discusses opportunities for Russian businesses in the Iraqi market as well as the challenges and problems they face today.
Wolfgang Schȕssel: Perceptions of businessmen and public opinion in Russia and Europe are significantly different
Dr. Wolfgang Schȕssel, Federal Chancellor of Austria (2000 – 2007), talks about the Russian initiative for the “Partnership for Modernization”, and the current problems of Russian-European cooperation. The interview was conducted on the sidelines of international conference: “Russia and the European Union: partnership and its potential” organized by RIAC.
13 may 2013
China is becoming a world leader in the rapid construction of large-scale civilian nuclear facilities, which has effects for both domestic developments and the global market for energy-related technologies. The situation is further complicated by insufficient practical experience, foreign partners' mistrust largely due to unlicensed imitation, and the possible transfer of technologies to the third parties.
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