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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.

11 november 2015

Conserve and Rule: Conservatism in the 22nd Century

Daniil Parenkov Lecturer at the School of Political Science, MGIMO University


In the longer term, conservatism may play a role – especially in Europe – as an answer to the challenges posed by immigration, the identity crisis and uncontrolled development of technologies. If communists in present-day Russia are often referred to as conservatives, what prevents European conservatives of the future from becoming the champions of tolerance, same-sex marriages and secularity? In any case, in the accelerating pace of life the conservatives stand the best chance of finding effective “spiritual bonds”.

06 october 2015

Migration, Globalization and Economic Viability: Challenges and Opportunities for Russia & Eurasia

Patrick Taran President, Global Migration Policy Associates


Migration today is demonstrably central to the viability of labour markets worldwide. It is key to obtaining return on capital in a globalized economy. It is key to development. Indeed the very survival of the world's developed economies depends on migration. Manifestations of anti-foreigner sentiments and xenophobia pose a visible challenge to social cohesion. And to attracting and maintaining the work force needed to sustain development.

09 september 2014

Refugees in Russia: Myths and Reality

Andrey Korobkov Professor at Middle Tennessee State University


Practically unknown during the Soviet period, the problem of refugees became the order of the day, both for media outlets and academics, in the 1990s. Interest subsided in the early 2000s, but the issue is definitely gaining ground with the flow of refugees on the rise. The situation is aggravated by the current status of Russian NGOs, which play a major role in assisting migrants and refugees all over the world.

04 march 2012

The spanish society: testing spain’s tolerance by immigration

Sergei Khenkin Doctor of History, Professor of the Comparative Political Studies Department of the MGIMO University


In Spain as in other European countries there are clear signs of crisis of multiculturalism. It manifests itself, on the one hand, in growing xenophobia and racism of local residents and, on the other - in the isolation of many immigrants who do not want to integrate into the Spanish society. However, there are a lot of Spaniards and Muslims who treat each other with kindness and respect and are prepared to live together on the basis of full equality. Given that, would it be correct to insist that multiculturalism as an ideology and political practice has exhausted itself?

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