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Of Rogues and Peers: Sine Ira et Studio

A response to the “Russia is a Rogue, Not a Peer; China is a Peer, Not a Rogue” report by the RAND Corporation Recently, the RAND Corporation, an authoritative Washington-based think tank, has frequently regaled its readers with original and exceedingly relevant analytical materials. One of its reports ...


The European Union and the East Wind

... that the key global actors are much more focused on their own domestic problems than on international issues. This propensity for political introspection (some may even call it political autism syndrome) is present, to some extent, in the U.S., Russia, China, and India. However, it is particularly characteristic of the European Union, which currently has to simultaneously deal with Brexit, prepare for the upcoming European Parliament elections, restore financial discipline in the eurozone, and reconcile ...


BRICS Should Avoid Becoming an anti-US Group

... evoking progress. And every bit of the five countries are contributing to it in their own way. Of course, BRICS is not immune to the shifts in the balance of power. For example, what was the US–Russia, you know, competitive hegemony is now the US–China competitive hegemony. Still, Russia remains a very important strategic player. In fact, Russia has become a swing player. Essentially Russian goals determine the balance of powers, placing Russia in a very privileged position vis-à-vis BRICS. Also ...


Meeting with Shanghai University Delegation

During the meeting, RIAC and Shanghai University representatives discussed current issues in Russian-Chinese relations and opportunities for cooperation between the Council and the SCO Public Diplomacy Institute. On February 22, 2019, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) hosted a meeting with the delegation of the Shanghai University. The Chinese delegation included prof. Li Wei, Director of SCO Public Diplomacy Institute at Shanghai University, prof. Zhang Henglong, Deputy Director of...


Beyond the Right Side of History

... overcome because mankind would not invent anything better. Opponents pointed to the phenomenon of “authoritarian capitalism,” which had allegedly proved that there was another, more effective, development model. However, the experience of Russia and China, which were usually cited as examples of such a model, showed quite soon that authoritarian capitalism was closely linked with the liberal order and could not exist without it. The crisis and retreat of the liberal world order is a prevailing topic ...


Munich Security Report 2019: Who Is to Blame and What to Do?

The conclusion is clear: to preserve the liberal world order by all means, to rationalize United States policy, and to isolate Russia and China or make them return to their usual roles. But a return of the old order of post-bipolar times is unlikely Andrey Kortunov: Why the World is Not Becoming Multipolar The organizers of the Munich Security Conference have released their annual report ...


Three Horizons of Brazil–Russia Relations

... Mourão and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ernesto Araújo. Attempts to side-line the latter and remove him from the decision-making process are already obvious, so much so that the Vice President has met with ambassadors of several countries, including China (whose influence in Brazil was proclaimed to be almost the chief threat to national sovereignty during Bolsonaro’s presidential campaign), without the Minister of Foreign Affairs being present. This is at the very least unusual and goes against ...


Heartland Reunion: Geopolitical Chimera or Historical Chance?

The Eurasian Heartland of the 21 st century is actually what Mackinder saw as the “inner crescent.” Primarily China and India, in relation to which the rest of the Eurasian massif – Russia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and even the extended European peninsula of the Asian mainland – act as continental limitrophe states Anyone who has at ...


Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... Russia’s Presence in Southeast Europe and Russia’s New Strategy The United States is pushing forward only those decisions that assure their influence on the pan-European processes as well as strengthen their positions in the global confrontation. Russia, China, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, which are accumulating more and more influence in the region, taken separately, are not so powerful. In any case, they are simply not able to offer any alternative to the “European choice”. However, they have never ...


US Blunders Have Made Russia the Global Trade Pivot

... noted during the first half of 2018 vis-à-vis 87 throughout 2017. The 2018 tally included 32 cases in Southeast Asian waters and 48 along African shores — representing 75% of the total. To put this figure into perspective, Asian behemoths India and China — despite their vast shorelines — recorded only 2 cases of piracy each during the study period. Russia had none. In terms of hostages taken, the IMB tally read 102 in H1 2018 vs 63 in H1 2017. Piracy adds to shipping and retail costs worldwide ...


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  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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