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Oleg Ignatkin: The Era of Globality

We are living under the conditions of new world system that is often referred to as globality. The system is characterized by a number of features. 1. This is a period quite often accompanied with the uncertainty of international system. The uncertainty is predicated by the vulnerability of political institutions as well as high volatility of international system. 2. The uncertainty shows a difficulty of organization - global governance requires more thoughtful approach and decision-making. ...

08.12.2014 13:55:00

Oleg Ignatkin: Global Inequality - Problems Unsolved

There is no state of denial that global inequality exists- commentators are daily quoting statistics on miserable state of poor countries. Still, morally, there is something here, that doesn’t correspond to our moral beliefs – that is, there is something wrong that some people can afford exorbitant lifestyles, whereas others are destitute and miserable. And I don’t speak about millions here, oh no, here we speak about a billion people, who live at the condition of 1 dollar a day...

05.12.2014 14:04:00

Oleg Ignatkin. Evaluation of the Millennium Goals: Hard Road Ahead

Millennium goals, proclaimed by the UN were and remain an intrinsic feature of a mix of grandiloquent speechifying and idealistic intentions by the leaders of the “free world” aimed at eradicating poverty, fighting health problems, improving education, further liberating female population across the world from the so-called “two jobs”, still pose an insurmountable challenge and far-reaching “utopian” goal. The underlying basis for the aforementioned concern is...

01.12.2014 15:09:00

Oleg Ignatkin: Global elite can be responsible

Irresponsibility of the global elite has always been a matter of deep concern and suspicion. One can say that throughout history, that were largely irresponsible. Many crises occurred because of that. There are a number of theories that present the evaluation of the elites’ actions. V.Pareto, G.Moska, R.Mihels have been developing the theories of elites participation. In International Relations elites’ participation is connected with the problem of their recruitment and party mobilization...

24.11.2014 15:20:00

Oleg Ignatkin: Diplomacy Limited

Throughout the history being unleashed diplomacy has always s been a topic that evoked deep respect from many people. As well as the world that existed 20-30 years ago contrasts sharply with the modern one. Firstly, it is connected with the general system of instability, existing in the modern world. One witnesses it judging by the increase of the general number of threats and ambiguous processes of globalization, happening in the modern world. But this instability is linked with the general processes...

07.11.2014 12:59:00

Oleg Ignatkin: Economic recovery in the Era of Globalization - Problems Remain?

Modern economic world is buoyed by new transnational growth. We might witness world economic growth of 1-2%, with IMF and World Bank being preoccupied less with the economy, and more with the political processes (political instability, emerging markets’ growth less than expected, unstable world oil pricing). But the worldwide recession seems to be overcome. Debt stabilization and high-concerned mid-term indicators still show the gravity of the crisis passed, yet positive “green shoots”...

03.10.2014 14:28:00

Oleg Ignatkin: New challenges for a New World

One of the main challenges for U.S. and Russian Foreign Policies, following the idea of a prominent American scientist Richard Haass, alongside with some other distinguished professors is that Foreign Policy begins at Home. In 1971 a prominent Harvard philosopher J. Rawls published a book “A Theory of Justice”, where he pondered on the issue of basic structure of society – society, based on the principles of justice and equality and freedom. His book is considered by many as one...

08.09.2014 11:14:00

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