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Russian-African ties pose both opportunities and challenges for African countries, but Moscow's renewed engagement in Africa raises concerns among Western nations.


The African continent is witnessing a noticeable escalation in the competition between the United States and Russia. Both superpowers are seeking to strengthen their influence and…

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April 9, 2024

Western analytical and academic events and conferences lead to the conclusion that the main theme is the so-called decolonization of Ukraine. In fact, the West, especially Washington, is very active in ‘liberation’ of Ukrainian thinking from ‘colonial ties’. This is what Moscow should have been doing in all the former republics since the…

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April 4, 2024

Central Asia in the age of digital technologies finds itself between two megaprojects of China and the European Union as the Russian Empire and British Empire in the XIX century competed for this one of the most landlocked regions of the world. The victory of the Russian Empire in this contest decided where the transport lines of Central Asia would…

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February 29, 2024

Central Asia has long been viewed as a region searching for routes to export rich oil and gas resources to the global market. Currently, with its pipelines heading to Europe crossing through Russia's vast territory and the closest warm seaports in sanctioned Iran, there are few options for Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan to trade their energy…

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February 20, 2024

Dear friends, we are glad to represent our sixth issue of the Public Diplomacy Journal under the brand of the Meeting Russia program.

Topic: "Russian Women: Identity and Destiny".

We set ourselves a challenging task to define “a Russian woman”.

In this issue:
Lists of Outstanding Russian Women, Including World’s First in Space Flights…

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February 20, 2024

The Silk Road played a crucial role in international trade for about 1800 years by the time maritime trade turned out to possess more advantages than land-based means of trade in terms of speed, cost, and security. Transportation of goods on camels could not compete with the ships in seas until the XVI century when Portugal, Dutch, and English ships…

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February 13, 2024

Mihai-Tiberiu Dima
IBR-2M Nuclear Security Group
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research
Dubna, Russia   
How does the World contend with the 2000’s idea (recently resurfaced after the failed Ukrainian counter-offensive [01]) of the use of mini-nukes [02] ?... “mini” being a sugar-coating for eliciting acceptability - after all, if DU…

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January 17, 2024


To explain the current Saudi-Israel rapprochement, some analyses simply refer to the eagerness of both countries in countering Iranian influence in the region. Others point to Saudi Arabia's strive to secure security guarantees from the United States and develop a civilian nuclear program under U.S. assistance. However, such analyses miss a…

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December 7, 2023

Pugwash expresses its deepest concern at the unprecedented levels of violence in the bloody confrontation between Hamas and Israel and between Israel and Palestine.
The attacks against the civil population in Israel, in Gaza and in the West Bank—with approximately 13000-14000 victims, and approximately 5000 of them children—underscore the…

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December 4, 2023

The text was written for an international conference entitled “Armenia and Armenians at Turning Points in the World History (History and Modernity)”, Yerevan, Armenia, September 19-20.2023.
Velvet Revolution in Armenia has triggered various actors all around the world, some hoping that it may even change the country’s geopolitical preferences…

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November 28, 2023

The new round of the Palestine-Israel conflict is a deja vue for the people and elites in the Middle East, not only for the level of hatred and bloodshed that the region is witnessing but also for the possible coming not-very-distant future consequences in the Middle East. History often repeats itself when the same objective cause that led to the…

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November 27, 2023

Managing crises might require new strategies
According to The Economist, governments around the globe are living in a ‘fiscal fantasyland‘ associated with the growing gap between exorbitant obligations and limited opportunities. What is the reason behind the assessment? Not only are there issues with public debt but also with social, budgetary…

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