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How to Put Out the "Resonance of Instability"?

... the level of regions as constituent parts of states. “New federalism,” “new regionalism,” and other similar phenomena (which have become a natural and logical response to the challenge of a large-scale global, provoked (but by no means caused) COVID-19) necessarily require a significant expansion of the rights and powers of public authorities at the regional level (which are designed to “solve issues in specific territories”) — but at the same time raise the question of the price of providing ...

30.12.2021

RIAC–CASS Round Table on Politicization of COVID-19

On November 26, 2021 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) held a round table “International Cooperation in the Fight against COVID-19: Russian and Chinese Approaches” On November 26, 2021 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) held a round table “International Cooperation in the Fight against COVID-19: Russian ...

26.11.2021

RIAC at a University Consortium Meeting with Bill Gates

On November 16, 2021, the University Consortium organized a discussion “Overcoming Global Challenges Through Engagement” On November 16, 2021, the University Consortium organized a discussion “Overcoming Global Challenges Through Engagement”. A founder of the Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates was a speaker of the meeting. Participants of the event discussed issues of interaction between national governments and businesses to solve the key global problems. Also the discussion was devoted to the impact...

17.11.2021

Current Developments in Russia-EU Relations

... Brussels myself back then, and could witness that with my own eyes. 2. The Russia-EU political dialogue was designed exactly to promote greater understanding, overcome differences, find a common ground on regional issues. Breaking through the pandemic of COVID-19 we are now gradually resuming it at different levels. President Putin and President of the European Council Charles Michel regularly talk over the phone, with four of such conversations having taken place this year. Minister Lavrov and High Representative ...

12.11.2021

The Covid After-Effects and the Looming Skills Shortage

... no less formidable. These affected first and foremost the youngest generation of the globe – according to UNESCO, “more than 1.5 billion students and youth across the planet are or have been affected by school and university closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic ”. On top of the adverse effects on the younger generation (see Box 1), there is also the widening “teachers gap”, namely a worldwide shortage of well-trained teachers. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), “69 ...

16.10.2021

The Kortunov Global Affairs Debates: Has the COVID-19 ended the era of accelerated globalization?

... is to understand to what extent the audience changes its attitude toward the presented topic and whether a speaker manages to be persuasive. The third discussion will begin on October 5 at 18:00 (Moscow time, GMT+3). The topic of the meeting: Has the COVID-19 pandemic ended the era of accelerated globalization? Speakers: Anastasia Likhacheva, Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher School of Economics Sergey Utkin, Lead Researcher, Center for Situational Analysis,...

05.10.2021

Singapore Should Play Significant Role in Russia’s Indo-Pacific Policy

Russia is in the process of updating its Foreign Policy Concept. The most recent one was published in 2016, but so much has changed across the world since then, especially with the New Cold War between China and the U.S., as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, Moscow doesn’t have an official Indo-Pacific policy, even though this region is fast becoming the most important in the world, particularly in the context of what the U.S. refers to as “great power competition”. It ...

04.10.2021

North Korea Got It Covered

... adopted a different approach, wherein it is ready to meet with representatives of North Korea “anytime and anywhere.” Yet, in practice, it is obvious that the United States only seeks to reinvigorate its sanctions regime, ignoring the implications of COVID-19 as well as repeated calls coming from UN Secretary-General António Guterres to lift all sanctions during the pandemic. Konstantin Asmolov: No Prospects for Denuclearization of North Korea The rigidity of this policy was evident during a series ...

27.09.2021

Early Elections in Canada: Will the Fourth Wave Get in the Way?

... the right to call early elections at any time. This year, there will be 36 days for the pre-election campaigns. Carter Boone: The 2021 Canadian Federal Election and the Arctic At the centre of the Liberals’ election campaign is the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic in Canada and the economic recovery. The coronavirus has also become a motivator for early elections. In his statement, Justin Trudeau emphasised that “Canadians need to choose how we finish the fight against COVID-19 and build back ...

17.09.2021
 

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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