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The effect of modern media technologies and the WikiLeaks phenomenon on world politics.
M. Lebedeva
In the modern global political system, where a major participant in the international arena is the state, public diplomacy alone cannot be a substitute for classic diplomacy, but it is a significant competitor. At the same time, classical diplomacy finds itself increasingly less effective without the support of informal structures. What are the prospects of this symbiosis and how is the emergence of new communication technologies affecting the style of public diplomacy?
The language of sport is as universal as the language of music.
T. Zonova
Sport diplomacy is an integral part of cultural and public diplomacy. International sport competitions serve better mutual understanding and display common aspirations of the peoples of different countries and continents. Perfect shape of sportsmen, their yearning for victory, their ability not only to win but to also lose with dignity help create favorable image of a country.
Russian International Affair Council (RIAC) welcomes Russia's accession to the WTO
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Foreign opinion: Trevor Findlay on Reform of the IAEA
Society and Culture
The effect of modern media technologies and the WikiLeaks phenomenon on world politics
The language of sport is as universal as the language of music
European Union
Head Hunting in the European Continent
China: "hunting for intelligence"
Middle East and Africa
Mark Katz: Syria after Assad's regime is going to be messy
An Iraq free of occupiers
Post-Soviet states
Would a Eurasian Economic Union replace the Union State?
Charles Emmerson on Arctic environmental challenges
The potential of the Northern Sea Route
Moscow and Washington in the Arctic
U.S. Arctic Strategy
World in 100 years
Energy Revolution. XXI century. Reset
Map of Latin America in the twenty-second century
Foreign opinion: Trevor Findlay on Reform of the IAEA
In June 2012 a Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay released a long-waited report " Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA". A phone interview with Professor Trevor Findlay on key findings of his report. The speaker discusses the role that the IAEA plays in the world, the problems it is facing now, the challenges that will shape the Agency's future, and about Russia in the IAEA.
Head Hunting in the European Continent. O. Gulina
The modern world is built in such a way that rivalry between countries on "who is higher, stronger, richer" is in the plane of display of intellectual superiority, scientific discoveries, technologies developed and being used, and not just on the availability of power and influence zones. Studies on the mobility of skilled personnel and scientists found that each one of them one day would have to make a choice: Europe or America. What factors influence the choice of the European continent and how is "head hunting" taking place in EU member states? What experience and practices may be useful in attracting skilled workers and scientists to Russia?
China: "hunting for intelligence". N. Borevskaya
Over the past three decades, China has been developing rapidly and has set itself the ambitious task of becoming one of the leading innovative nations. Given the low economic and educational start of the early 1980s, this goal can be achieved only if at least a part of its qualified personnel are trained abroad. Over the past twenty years, China has been working on the "brain gain" strategy in the country as an alternative to losing it abroad. In view of its successes and failures, as well as the rapidly changing situation in the country and the world, China has outlined a fairly realistic perspective of this policy in regards to state plans up to 2020.
Mark Katz: Syria after Assad's regime is going to be messy
In this special interview for the Russian International Affairs Council Mark Katz analyzes the state of the Syrian opposition, argues that the USA is not likely to intervene in Syria, discusses what the West can do to ensure the secure transition in Syria and talks about the political future of Syria's defector Gen. Manaf Tlass.
Georgi Mirsky: An Iraq free of occupiers
Iraq has been finally liberated from foreign troops eight years after occupation. The state survived and returned to the world stage. However, the country is still far from being stable. The Sunni-Shiite confrontation continues, while relations between Arabs and Kurds remain strained. The potentially richest country in the Arab world, hardly leaving the bloody chaos, is just finding a new path towards development. One thing is certain - this path will be difficult and painful.
President of RIAC Igor Ivanov pronounced a speech at the Workshop of the Initiative for the Development of a Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian Security Community
Aggravation of the water and energy problem (WEP) in Central Asia in the 1990s-2000s is the result of the transition from one energy and water exchange system, created in the Soviet time under the control from Moscow, to new relations in this sector. Moreover, these relations are formed spontaneously, depending on the current economic or political circumstances, without any common and generally recognized concept of the future architecture of the water-energy system of the region.
Would a Eurasian Economic Union replace the Union State? A. Suzdaltsev
The fate of the Belarus-Russia Union State continues exciting the Russian and Belarusian political classes. With the arrival of the integration project, the Customs Union as one Common Economic Space (CU-CES), should be transformed into the Eurasian Economic Union by 2015, the question of the future of Russian-Belarusian state becomes of particular importance.
Charles Emmerson on Arctic environmental challenges
An interview with Charles Emmerson on Arctic environmental issues. Mr. Emmerson examines the Arctic's sensitive environment, its challenges, the role of international cooperation in preserving the Arctic environment, Russia's environmental policy in the region and possible political risks.
The potential of the Northern Sea Route. D. Tulupov
Recently, the potential of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) as the shortest Eurasian route has become of a great interest for maritime companies in many countries. As a result, Russia has a great chance to implement one of the four priorities of its Arctic strategy - to ensure the organization of the NSR exploitation for international navigation within its jurisdiction and in compliance with international treaties.
Moscow and Washington in the Arctic. A. Fenenko
At present, the sides have two disputed regions: the Bering Sea and the Arctic area. Cooperative projects on developing the Arctic have failed [1], and territorial rivalry between Moscow and Washington has come to the fore.
U.S. Arctic Strategy. V. Konyshev, A. Sergunin
With increased competition for resources in the Arctic, it is urgent for Russia to build a policy of cooperation with such influential countries as the United States. Is there any potential for such cooperation? Or is the US focused on a unilateral course of action in this region?
Energy Revolution. XXI century. Reset. V. Likhachev
Energy in the twentieth century has become one of the main objects of prediction. The problems of long-term energy development are extremely relevant to human development. It is already important to determine future changes in the world energy structure and begin preparing for the fact that traditional sources of energy will lose their leading role. What will replace them? What will the main parameters for the development of world energy be in 100 years time?
Map of Latin America in the twenty-second century. E. Astakhov
Due to the political and economic transformations taking place today in Latin America, the logical question is: Will the current integration process lead to a redrawing of the future political map of this continent? What trends will prevail? Will the development of the continent be towards economic and even political integration, or will the traditional rivalry continue a long line of inter-state disputes and conflicts?
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