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Azerbaijan after the Presidential Elections: Internal and Foreign Policy Dynamics

What consequences will follow the latest campaign in terms of the domestic situation in Azerbaijan and its foreign policy attitudes? Elections with and without the Intrigue The campaign, which ended on April 11, was held ahead of schedule. If it had been held in the "normal mode," the vote would have taken place on October 17. Thus, the shift of the election date itself ...


A Russian Flag at Prague Castle?

The significance of an upcoming, run-off, presidential election in Czech Republic is largely underestimated in Washington. But its prevalent view of it as a not too significant event in a small European country is dead wrong! Contenders include the sitting president, outspoken, and politically incorrect Milos Zeman, who garnered 39% of the vote in the first of a two-phase election. His rival is chemist Jiri Drahos, the correct, low key, former president of the Czech Academy Science, who won 27%...


The Catalan Labyrinth

... simple majority vote. A turnout requirement was not set. If separatists gained a majority, independence would have to be declared within 48 hours of announcing the referendum’s results. If the majority responded with a “no” vote, parliamentary elections would be called. In essence, the law created the most favorable terms for independence proponents. If independence proponents won at the referendum, the second law passed by the Parliament would take effect: “The Law of Juridical Transition ...


German Elections Are over but the Suspense Is Still on

German elections are over but one never knows what kind of a cabinet there will be, not to mention its program On September 24, 2017 Germany held its federal election which proved to be the pivotal point, if not for the entire German political system, then ...


Germany: Elections Over, Uncertainty Remains

German voters render an impartial verdict on the parties in the current coalition that will force the parties’ leaders to revise their strategies Kerim Has: Turkey and Germany: Souring Relations between Strategic Allies The Bundestag elections that took place on Sunday September 24, 2017 yielded a number of surprises. Contrary to predictions, the 76.2 per cent voter turnout was significantly higher than in 2013 (71.5 per cent). Exit polls conducted by Germany’s leading demoscopic ...


Turkey and Germany: Souring Relations between Strategic Allies

Turkey is among the hot topics debated in the context of the German parliamentary race In the short to medium term, Turkey's relations with Germany and the EU will remain far from normal. The phrase “What matters is not how the votes are cast but how they are counted”, which is widely popular in Russia, is true of internal political processes in many countries across the globe. Germany is to hold a parliamentary election on 24 September 2017. Looking at how Germany-Turkey relations have been developing...


In Search of Russian Meddling

Comments on the article published by The Washington Post concerning contacts between a member of Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters and the RIAC Today, The Washington Post published an article on contacts between a member of Donald Trump’s campaign headquarters and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC). While writing the article, The Washington Post journalist contacted RIAC program director Ivan Timofeev. The WP’s editorial board received a detailed commentary on the subject. Unfortunately...


Russian Hackers Discussed at Valdai Club

Valdai Discussion Club hosted an expert discussion on "Interference in the Elections and Future Relations between Russia and the West". On August 14, 2017, Valdai Discussion Club hosted an expert discussion on "Interference in the Elections and Future Relations between Russia and the West". The Valdai Paper ...


The Dilemma of European Social Democracy: Spanish Edition

... Party (PSOE). On June 18th, its formerly ousted secretary general, Pedro Sanchez, returned to his post. But his return will not solve the party’s problems, which are typical for social-democrats at the current time. Sergei Khenkin: Spain: Regional Elections in the Midst of a Political Dead End PSOE’s fall began in 2010, when its leadership responded to the socio-economic crisis with cuts to social services (by 90%) and only minor increases in taxation (10%), without explaining the reasoning behind ...


Iran 2017: Election Race and Outcomes

...? What is the future of Iran–U.S. and Russia relations? Jahangir Karami , Head of the Russian Department at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran and the Senior Fellow at the Institute for Iran-Eurasia Studies (IRAS) comments on the elections results and shares his vision regarding Iran’s future. What were Rouhani’s proposals in the beginning of the electoral campaign and how did they change throughout the campaign? What let Rouhani obtain most of the votes? The incumbent President ...


Poll conducted

  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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