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US Blunders Have Made Russia the Global Trade Pivot

As the US-led world crumbles, it looks like Russia is patiently bidding its time to become the security guarantor and kingmaker of Asia-Europe trade The year 2019 had barely begun before news emerged that six Russian sailors were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Benin. It was perhaps a foretaste of risks to come. As nations reel from deteriorating economic conditions, instances of piracy and other forms of supply chain disruptions are bound to increase. According to the International Maritime...


Russia in the Balkans

In 2016, the new Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation was announced. The absence of such concepts as "the Balkans," "Serbia" and "Southeast Europe" in the text of the Concept clearly reflects Russia's influence and opinions on the subject. The Concept only mentions "Europe" and the "Euro-Atlantic region." Calling the Balkans a part of the Euro-Atlantic region is not entirely correct, since over recent years, the economic, political and...


Political Multipolarity vs. Economic Unipolarity: 2018 Results and 2019 Intrigues

... hands. The actions of the business community made it abundantly clear who dictates the rules of the game. Andrey Kortunov: Why the World is Not Becoming Multipolar Another dramatic event were the sanctions against Russia and its companies, including Rusal, En+ and others that were blacklisted on April 6, 2018. Restrictions were imposed on one of the world’s largest suppliers of aluminum. The Russian authorities did not make political concessions, not to mention changes in their political course....


The Future Can Be Shaped with Evidence-Based Dialog

... foundation for global management. What he does not do, perhaps deliberately given that President Vladimir Putin is now and will always be the senior intelligence officer in Russia, is address the fundamental fact that it is the failure of intelligence in the USA and Russia particularly, in China and Iran with confidence, and in Western Europe with malice aforethought – there intelligence is about chaos and false flag operations and facilitating the smuggling of drugs, guns, gold, cash and migrants including ...


Trump’s Announcement of Syrian Troop Withdrawal Opens Doors to a New Peace of Westphalia

... the global coalition against ISIS, resigned on December 22, sounding the same theme. Trump's decision, he said, has left the allies "confused" and "bewildered." This was echoed in an op ed in the New York Times on December 23, by Susan Rice, National Security Advisor to Obama, titled "The Threat in the White House." Rice laments that, "We are walking away from our British and French allies," and Trump's action "does more to undermine American national security ...


Political Landscape of Europe. The Spectre of Geopolitical Solitude

... perceptions in the West, although the uniformity of the Euro-Atlantic region is withering away. An obvious example is the G7 summit in Quebec in June, which ended in fiasco with Donald Trump withdrawing his signature from the final communiqué. The refusal was accompanied by harsh criticism of Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, whom Trump accused of lying and undermining the agreements1 reached in La Malbaie. Deconstruction of the West The liberal part of the European political establishment ...


Back to “Normalcy”

The Prospects of Developing Cooperation in the Arctic When a year draws to a close, tradition dictates that we take stock of the past 12 months and plan for the future. What developments has 2018 seen in the Arctic and, to paraphrase Pushkin, “what fate is our next year brewing”? 2018 did not bring with it any unexpected solutions or, conversely, any dramatic events prompting a sharp exacerbation in the region. For instance, the President of Finland’s “breakthrough idea” of an “Arctic summit”...


The McCarthy Era And the Beat Movement Seen Through Russian Eyes

Why Aksyonov matters With the conversation surrounding U.S. president Trump recalling names like Shine, Cohn, and Browder, publications are buzzing up the meme that we're living in a new McCarthy era. It is not surprising since McCarthyism is associated with the use of unfair allegations and investigations, smear campaigns, character assassinations and subterfuge that produces public fear and chaos. One sees a lot of these things emanating from the Trump White House, among Democratic Party activists...


Entering 2019: Challenges and Opportunities

The greatest challenge of our times is a deficit of solidarity between nation states, including those of them, which are entrusted by the United Nations Charter with a special responsibility to maintain global peace and security Reflecting on problems of 2018 and on challenges of 2019, it is tempting to point at the current US Administration as the greatest international problem of today. Indeed, over the outgoing year Washington has been very active in questioning the foundations of the contemporary...


Open Letter from the YGLN to President Trump and President Putin

..., Poland Rachel Salzman, YGLN Member, United States Oleksiy Semeniy, Director of Institute for Global Transformations, Kyiv, Ukraine Oleg Shakirov, Consultant, PIR Center, Russia Pasha Sharikov, Head of the Center for Applied Research, Institute for USA and Canada Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Francesco Siccardi, Program Manager, Carnegie Europe, Italy Marco Siddi, Senior Researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, Finland, Italy Arseny Sivitsky, Director of the ...


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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  
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