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14 march 2017

Immigration Divided the USA

Ilya Kravchenko PhD in political science, RIAC expert


Donald Trump has begun his presidential term in a more active way than his predecessor, Barack Obama, did. He has already issued more than 20 presidential executive orders and memorandums, and all of them are as controversial as the 45th US president is himself. Among them all the executive order “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” stands out, which literally divided America.

03 march 2017

Trump’s Philosophy of Economics

Pavel Kanevsky PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology of Political Processes, Faculty of Sociology, MSU


Donald Trump's election victory was welcomed with enthusiasm in Russia: many people await a reset in Russia-U.S. relations due to the new President’s personality and his commitment to act like a businessman in the system of international relations. Nevertheless, one should ask to what extent the economic realism of the new President might help not so much Russia-U.S. relations, as Russia’s long-term development.

02 march 2017

From Post-Modernism to Neo-Modernism

Andrey Kortunov Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member


The need to admit the fact that the agenda of post-modernism is considered exhausted not only by the fringes of society but also by the middle class and even a large part of the global intellectual elite. Foreign-policy post-modernism has degenerated into a trivial desire to keep the status quo, and this alone made it doomed. Even if the supporters of the European Union had won in the UK referendum and Donald Trump had been defeated by Hillary Clinton, these circumstances could only have delayed, but not prevented, the end of the era of post-modernism. Even if the advance of neo-modernism is stanched on one front, and if the post-modernist underground partly succeeds in undermining it from inside, the world will never go back to the golden age of post-modernism.

28 february 2017

Sergey Ryabkov Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

«Foreign Ministry says Russia open to discussion on strategic issues with US»

27 february 2017

Fyodor Lukyanov Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Politics magazine, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy

«The President of Our Dreams»


21 february 2017

Andrey Kortunov Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

«The Mood of Uncertainty in Munich»

14 february 2017

Evgeny Buzhinsky

Chairman of PIR Center, RIAC Member

«Three steps to improve US – Russia strategic relations»

02 february 2017

Russia And The US: Can Containment Be Stabilised?

Ivan Timofeev PhD in Political Science, Director of Programs at Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), RIAC Member, Head of "Contemporary State" program at Valdai Discussion Club


Even though Donald Trump has already taken office as the new president of the United States, the contours of his foreign policy, his priorities and relations with allies, have yet to take shape. In Europe, many believe that the change of the U.S. leadership will have serious consequences in the short and medium term. Although there is clearly a window of opportunity in terms of Russia-U.S. relations, the policies of the new president could aggravate issues that have been accumulating within the European security system.

27 january 2017

President Trump and US Policy Challenges


On 20 January 2017, Donald Trump took the office as 45th U.S. president. RIAC members and experts comment on the vital domestic and foreign policy issues the U.S.A. is going to face in the next four years.

20 january 2017

Trump and Russia

Igor Ivanov President of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (1998–2004)


Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. How could this happen? Politicians, experts, journalists will long be debating this question. But no matter how analysts assess this event, they all agree that American society and the US political system are experiencing serious, even fundamental shifts. The presidential election held in November, 2016 became the starting point of a new era in the American political and public life development.

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