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01 august 2014

European Security Space: the Problem with Ukraine

Dmitry Danilov PhD in Economics, Head of the European Security Department RAS Institute of Europe

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Put forward at the beginning of the 1990s with universal support, the doctrine of a "Europe of peace and cooperation" is creating a fundamental conflict of interests between the Eastern and the Western poles of the continent. The crisis in Ukraine poses the most serious trial en route to a Wider Europe.

31 july 2014

Dmitry Trenin Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center

«Europe's Nightmare Coming True: America vs. Russia...Again»

31 july 2014

Public Library as a Social Moderator

Sergey Basov PhD in Pedagogy, Head of Methodic Department at Russian National Library, Board Member of Russian Library Association

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There have been many trials and tribulations for Russian public libraries after the breakdown of the Soviet Union, the key one in the search of identity in an environment when they no longer seem to be wanted by the state. In the USSR, libraries had been intended to serve ideological functions as beachheads of the Communist Party. As in 1993 the ideological monopoly was discarded, the return to universal values has been quite thorny.

31 july 2014

Crisis Management in Europe in the Context of Events in Ukraine

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A Pan-European Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe, including former foreign and defence ministers from the U.K., Poland, Russia, Germany, Turkey and France has expressed its concern over a possible military escalation in the crisis between Russia and the West over Ukraine and has called for crisis management lessons from the Cold War to be re-learned.

30 july 2014

Publishing in Foreign Journals through the Editors' Eyes

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Unquestionably knowledgeable in their realms, Russian scholars lag behind in competencies to have their papers published in English-language journals. Trying to make things better, RIAC asked the editors of leading academic journals to share their in-house secrets with young authors. We express our thanks to Sean Griffin of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies for assistance in preparation of this material.

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29 july 2014

Why Global Internet Governance Matters

Julien Nocetti Research Fellow at the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)

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Internet governance is now one of the most lively and important topics in international relations. The issue has long been ignored and restricted to small silos of experts. However, the leaks disclosed by Edward Snowden triggered a massive response to the historical “stewardship” of the Internet by the United States.

28 july 2014

The Results of the BRICS Summit. View from India

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The BRICS summit took place in Brazil in the middle of July 2014. Issues of interest not only to the BRICS members, but also for global development were discussed. We asked Debasish Nandy, Doctor of Political Sciences, University, Associate Professor, Kanchrapara College, and Professor Arun Mohanty, Chairperson of the Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University to share their impressions about the results of the BRICS summit and to express their attitude towards the creation of the New Development Bank, BRICS membership expansion and strengthening of the influence of this organization in the world.

28 july 2014

The Political Crisis in Afghanistan and its Implications for Russia

Ekaterina Stepanova Dr. of Politics, Head of the Group on Peace and Conflict Studies, IMEMO RAS

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The United States and NATO are withdrawing their forces from Afghanistan, leaving the country in a difficult, albeit not entirely hopeless situation. On the one hand, the armed conflict in the country rages on. Although its nature is changing, increasingly assuming the form of a confrontation between the insurgents and the Afghan armed forces and security structures, which are suffering record losses.

28 july 2014

Dmitry Trenin Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center

«MH17, part of larger Ukraine crisis, likely to be politicized»

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25 july 2014

Vitaly Naumkin Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Corresponding Member

«Moscow treads lightly in Gaza»

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