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October 15, 2018

Recently I attended an interesting lecture by Robert Legvold at MGIMO. Robert Legvold is an American professor from the renowned Columbia University Harriman Institute created in the Cold War era to study and counter the perceived Soviet threat. Legvold…

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October 10, 2018

I do not wish to sound like a reactionary. However, the level of disenchantment amongst highly educated youth in the so called first world and general apathy fringing on delinquency due to boredom gives time and reason to create a new movement. Coupled…

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October 3, 2018

Technology has historically proven to be a unifying power at first for state unification and subsequently for globalization. Today, at times of political discord, technology offers a new opportunity for coming together diplomatically. In order to develop…

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September 25, 2018

“The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.” (Aristotle, OTH, 271b8) Let us begin a new era of conceiving cooperation through Cosmos the ancient Greek term for order. Space it is so distant from the troubles we are…

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September 14, 2018

I have been honored with the opportunity to present my perspective. A freedom of speech is a liberty that I have rarely enjoyed to such a degree. For the first time in my life I feel completely free. Its not only because I am in favor of the Russian…

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August 27, 2018

“Nature is a sea of forms, radically alike and even unique.” (Emerson) The image of Russia that arises is a vast natural expanse, sprinkled with churches, mostly of wooden materials, as that is all that was affordable following the Mongolian invasion…

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August 20, 2018

The digital economy of Russia [IMG ID=323][1] In order to stimulate the Russian economy, a law was passed in 2003 to promote Russian technological advancement. The law is applicable to state-owned companies. The objective is to reduce reliance on…

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August 16, 2018

As society shifts toward increased digitization, from earning a living through digital platforms to the digitization of all aspects of the economy, the binary logic of industrial economy versus digital economy is replaced with a continuum of digitization…

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July 31, 2018

The strategic plans of the great powers create a vision of the polycentric transformation of the international structure. The most recent Russian Foreign Security Concept (“Concept” 11.2016) and US National Security Strategy (“Strategy” 12.2017) are…

Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
 
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