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News and analysis: January 2013
Greater Middle East and Africa
Intervention in Mali: First, Do No Harm
Steven Jermy
Intervention in Mali: First, Do No Harm
Commodore Steven Jermy RN analyses the French strategy in Mali and the possible consequences of the intervention
 
Russia and the Syrian Problem
Alexandre Shumilin

Russia and the Syrian Problem
Russia needs Syria, with or without Assad, just as it needs other Arab countries
U.S.-Russia Cooperation
A New Agenda for U.S.-Russia Cooperation
Igor Ivanov, Madeleine Albright
A New Agenda for U.S.-Russia Cooperation
Lately we have been witnessing a rapid deterioration in the climate in U.S.-Russian relations. We believe that these unfortunate trends do not serve either the long-term strategic interests of our two countries or international security interests at large
 
"Reset" has exhausted it self in Russian-American relations
Igor Ivanov
Reset has exhausted it self in Russian-American relations
If Moscow and Washington do want to change the nature of Russian-American relations, "it's time to move on and set more ambitious and more large-scale tasks"
Dmitry Peskov: Resetting the U.S.-Russian Reset
World in 100 years
Wars of the Future
Sergei Veselovsky

Wars of the Future
It is important to understand the development trends and patterns of armed conflicts and wars, so as to be prepared for future, rather than past wars
 
Nuclear Weapons and War in 100 Years
Alexander Savelyev
Nuclear Weapons and War in 100 Years
What role will nuclear arms play in the long-term? And how will they affect future wars? Most likely, in 100 years' time they will still be in the arsenals
Is Liberalism Dead?
Maxim Bratersky


Is Liberalism Dead?
Today the notion of national interest once again overshadows supranational and global intellectual constructs. Can or should global issues be resolved via liberal methods?
 
The Architecture of Global Finance: Scenarios for the New Century Summary
Sergei Afontsev
The Architecture of Global Finance: Scenarios for the New Century Summary
Forecasting global finance in the midst of a global crisis is both fascinating and precarious. There seems to be no other field of human activity where opinions are as diverse as in the financial realm.
Asia-Pacific Region
Naval Buildup to Cure the Crisis: Japan
Andrey Gubin
Naval Buildup to Cure the Crisis: Japan
Prioritizing a full recovery from the consequences of economic crisis and aspiring to a regional and global leadership role, Tokyo strives to maintain its momentum by creating a force able to efficiently project and defend its interests
 
Japan: The Liberal Democrats Are Back in the Game
Akio Kawato
Will the American Melting Pot Survive?
Should the Liberal Democrats succeed at the Diet's upper house elections in July 2013, the Abe government stands a real chance of lasting for a significant period of time
Central Asia
Development Assistance As Leverage for Russia's Footprint in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
Elena Yatsenko, Vladimir Bartenev
Development Assistance As Leverage for Russia's Footprint in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
This article analyzes the efficiency of Russian IDA in Central Asia as a means of ensuring the promotion of its national interests
 
Obama's Afghan Transition
Maria Nebolsina


Obama's Afghan Transition
The U.S. administration faces a conundrum: it is time to complete the Afghan antiterrorist operation, but peace is not within sight
Former Soviet Union
Ilya Kramnik: Ukrainian NITKA: Grasp ALL, Lose All
Arctic
Alexei Fadeyev: Developing the Arctic Territories Efficiently
Europe
Dmitry Danilov: En Route to European Defense
Science and Education
Reasons for Wars
Massimo Morelli

Reasons for Wars
Massimo Morelli, professor of Political Science at Columbia University talks about the five categories of reasons wars are waged and addresses how knowing the cause can help in its resolution
 
How to conduct a qualitative interview?
Irene Rubin
How to conduct a qualitative interview?
The author of the book "Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data" Irene Rubin gives advice on how to prepare for and conduct qualitative interviews
Andrew Bennett: Mastering qualitative research methods
Society and Culture
Aleichem shalom, or Where Jews Feel at Home
Olga Gulina
Aleichem shalom, or Where Jews Feel at Home
What are the factors that allow a nation with less than 65 years of history to promote a unity of political and religious beliefs both inside and outside their country, and to keep on expanding their influence in the world?
 
From Soft Power to Soft Ignorance in One Step
Pavel Palazhchenko
From Soft Power to Soft Ignorance in One Step
The 20th century saw the English language expand its territorial reach. Why and how did this occur? How lasting is this as a phenomenon? Should it be opposed?
RIAC news
Russian Council launches English page on Facebook
Russian Council launches English page on Facebook
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Awards for Young Foreign-Affairs Journalists
Awards for Young Foreign-Affairs Journalists
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The 49th Munich Security Conference
The 49th Munich Security Conference
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Russian Education Going Global
Russian Education Going Global
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RIAC at Eurasian Economic Commission
RIAC at Eurasian Economic Commission
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RIAC and Center for Russian-Polish Dialogue and Understanding to Extend Cooperation
RIAC and Center for Russian-Polish Dialogue and Understanding to Extend Cooperation
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RIAC Governors at Russian Foreign Ministry
RIAC Governors at Russian Foreign Ministry
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RIAC Meets EU Top Russia Official
RIAC Meets EU Top Russia Official
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Indian Diplomat at RIAC
Indian Diplomat at RIAC
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International Conference on Common EU Defense and Security Strategy Held in Vienna
International Conference on Common EU Defense and Security Strategy Held in Vienna
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