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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.

22 december
2016
Alexander Yakovenko

Why the Elites Blame Post-truth Politics for Their Failures

The year 2016 has seen truly epic failures of mainstream politics and media, most significantly at the British EU referendum and the American election. In both cases seasoned analysts could not see beyond their Westminster or Capitol bubbles and foresee the outcomes. Enraged as they were, they chose to blame outside forces, often pointing the finger at Moscow, which supposedly has more influence on Western voters than home politicians.

20 december
2016
Alexander Yermakov

Desert’s Eye

The end of 2016 is marked by a number of deals regarding military technical cooperation signed by the US and Persian Gulf countries. Still, potentially one of the most interesting and directly affecting Russia’s interests – regarding the purchase of position-radar station – could be lost against the background of multibillion aircraft, armored vehicles and other arms-related deals.

17 december
2016
Brian Frydenborg

The (First) Russo-American Cyberwar: How Obama Lost & Putin Won, Ensuring a Trump Victory

The story of how Russia won the (First) Russo-American Cyberwar because American President Barack Obama did not fight back and failed to protect America’s democracy from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s well-orchestrated, wide-ranging cyberassault, part of Russia’s wider war on Western democracy

09 december
2016
Adriel Kasonta

With the case of Syria and Ukraine pushing the U.S-Russia relations towards the Cold War 2.0, President Trump would be well advised to remember Gorbachov’s and Bush Sr.’s post-Cold War political testament left in Malta when he gets into office in Washington

It is now fair to say that the case of Syria and Ukraine clearly exposed fallacy of thinking that US, and in broader sense the West, relations with Russia have improved in any shape or form since the end of the Cold War era, as we are currently witnessing significant moment in the human history when these very ties have plunged to levels unseen since the end of the East-West division ended in the late ‘80s.

07 december
2016
Sergey Rekeda

Global Issues Overweigh the Allies

Vladimir Putin signed Executive Order approving the Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation. This wasn’t unexpected—the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov spoke about the preparation of the document in the spring. As the minister promised, the new concept, as prepared within his office, has turned out to be more global than its predecessor.

01 december
2016
Russian Council

71% of Russian Citizens Support Westward Cooperation at the Height of Information Warfare

According to the data from Levada-Center recent public-opinion poll, 71% of Russian citizens support the course of cooperation with the West (21% more than in July, 2015). It can be assumed that the peak of the anti-western trend is over. It is worthy of note that the atmosphere of the information warfare between Russia and the West remains tense, which can be observed in the contents of the leading media resources on both sides.