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09 january
2017
Russian Council

The proportion of foreign students studying in the U.S. and Russia is exactly the same – 5%. However, the actual number of foreign students in the United States is four times higher

In the 2016/2017 academic year, the number of foreign students studying in the United States surpassed one million for the first time ever, and stands at 1,044,000 (a 7 per cent increase from the previous year). As of today, around 5% of all students in the United States come from abroad. Foreign students bring in $38 billion dollars to the U.S. economy every year.

07 november
2016
Russian Council

China is Still Underrated. Venture Capital Funding of E-Commerce in China is 25% Higher than in the U.S.

Back in 2013, venture capital financing of Chinese E-Commerce accounted for around 40 per cent of that in the United States ($3 billion vs. $7.3 billion), whereas in 2015, financing in China was already 25 per cent higher ($20.3 billion vs. $16.3 billion). It would seem that production cooperation in the IT sector is one of the “underrated assets” of the engagement between Russia and China.

28 september
2016
Russian Council

TPP Will Increase U.S. GDP by Just 0.15%. The Real Purposes of the Integration Project

According to official estimates, 15 years after the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement enters into force, the United States’ GDP will increase by $42.7 billion (0.15%) annually; employment will grow by 0.07 per cent; and export and import will grow by $27.2 billion (1.0%) and $48.9 billion (1.1%) a year respectively. In other words, the TPP will be a very weak catalyst for the U.S. economy. Why then this project is considered to be so important?

26 february
2015
Russian Council

Dealing with Daesh: Tactics and Strategies

Author: Amir Madani, Writer, International analyst, Institute of Political Studies S.Pio V Rome Italy

 

The international community continues to witness the perpetual violence of terrorist groups such as Daesh, also called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL, ISIS or IS), the beheading machine pretending to be a state. The horror is not limited geographically, as the recent tragic events in Paris and Copenhagen demonstrate. It is a cancer that feeds on the myriad unresolved economic, ethno-cultural, and political/geopolitical contradictions within society – most especially in societies devoid of any democratic heritage, like many in the Arab-Islamic Middle East and South East Asia. Like cancer, it metastasizes when unchecked by democratic and legal institutions.

23 october
2014
Russian Council

Publications Review 23.10.2014. Indian strategy in the Asia-Pacific, reforms in Morocco, Polish nuclear energy sector, Chinese think-tanks, Human trafficking

In this digest of international publications you will find a variety of topics: changing Indian strategy in the Asia-Pacific and the future of the US-Indian partnership, constitutional reforms in Morocco, development of Polish nuclear energy sector, new face of Chinese think-tanks, EU’s commitments in providing development assistance for the third world countries, Afghan political system after elections and a publication on human trafficking and online networks.

05 september
2014
Russian Council

Publications Review 05.09.2014. International monetary system, Trans-Pacific partnership, ISIS extremist activities, Ukrainian crisis

This digest is a comeback from our summer break. A variety of topics is presented here: International monetary system, Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, US Strategic Partnerships in Asia-Pacific Region, ISIS extremist activities in the Middle East, China in the Middle East, Ukrainian crisis and arms control and a bit more.

07 july
2014
Russian Council

Review 07.07.2014. First World War, European Political Landscape, Russian-Georgian Normalization, Sino-American geopolitical interests

Early July summer heat seems to have reached international affairs too. Everyone is either watching Mundial 2014 or relaxing at some spa beach resort. And yet the hectic world of IR is moving, experts are giving their opinion and politics is on the go. Here you will find publications on: a forever memory of the First World war beginning, changing European political landscape, Russian-Georgian normalization, Sino-American geopolitical interests and a book on Global Value exchange.

10 april
2014
Russian Council

Elkhan Nuriyev: How the West Helps Putin Fulfill His CIS Strategy

Western democracies fear Russia's power so much that the U.S. and the European Union are actively striving to prevent President Vladimir Putin from reintegrating the Commonwealth of Independent States countries into a Eurasian Union. Fully aware of the competitive nature of today's multipolar world, Washington and Brussels do not believe that Russia can be a reliable, significant and responsible contributor to international security and order. Russia, in turn, demands that Western powers behave as equal strategic partners in the global arena.

25 october
2013
Russian Council

Elkhan Nuriyev: Motives and Incentives for Engagement – the Russian Perspective of a Eurasian Union

With the current focus on policy interactions between Russia, the US and the EU in the post-Soviet space, many wonder what future awaits the countries of the former USSR after Vladimir Putin’s re-ascension to the Russian presidency in the March 2012 election. One question is whether Putin will succeed in shaping a new, distinctive strategic space with the curious name of “Eurasian Union”.

Dr Elkhan Nuriyev is a Counsellor and International Advisory Board Member at the Caucasus Institute for Democratic Integration in Tbilisi, Georgia.

29 august
2013
Russian Council

Jiri and Leni Valenta: Assad Deludes Himself Syria Is 2ND Vietnam; President Obama Should Consult with Putin

Assad is trying to deter President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry by a vision of another Vietnam in Syria. Two Vietnam vets, Kerry and Defense Secretary Hagel, surely can explain that Vietnam was a very special case. Assad does not any supporters in America who would view him as Uncle Ho. This time there is no Jane Fonda traveling to Damascus. Americans are divided about the intervention yet most regard Assad as a butcher. If we intervene there will be no demonstrations here. America will rally around the president.

22 august
2013
Russian Council

Jiri and Leni Valenta: Russians are not involved in Anti-American Activities in Central America

A year ago these writers warned that Nicaragua was making noise about reclaiming from Costa Rica its former northwestern province of Guanacaste. No one took the threats seriously. Nor did they give much credence to related reports about Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s aspirations to build a new inter-oceanic canalon the San Juan River with the financial support of Iran and China. The southern bank of the San Juan River borders Costa Rica and passes through the Guanacaste territory.

08 august
2013
Russian Council

Jiri Valenta, Leni Friedman Valenta: Great Powers, Rogue States and Terrorism

Forget Russia and China. Or at least don’t fall into the trap of thinking that they constitute the principal threats to American security, as so many nostalgic cold warriors in Congress and elsewhere seem tempted to do. Neither country has a real interest in challenging America, at least militarily. Frictions will always exist. But military clashes? No, the real threats to American security come from elsewhere. And Russia and China can play a vital role in helping to combat them.