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From Russia with Love: Controversy Around the Russian Aid Campaign to Italy

... in honor of one of the most successful films in the 007 sagas. Along with the mission and medical material, however, came a military contingent led by General Sergey Kikot, head of 104 health workers and other assistance personnel. Christian Wollny: Coronavirus Reveals Cracks in European Unity Although welcomed with great appreciation, the reception of the Russian aid operation has raised several doubts concerning the authenticity of its objectives. In this regard, it is necessary to stress that ...


COVID-19: US Congress vs. China

... reparations from China . On April 7, a bill was proposed in the House to posthumously award Dr. Lee Wenliang with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the United States . On May 4, a voluminous bill, the Law on Justice for Victims of Coronavirus, appeared in the Senate . Andrey Kortunov: The Battle of “Coronavirus Narratives”: Three Lines of Defence Against China As expected, a series of bills appeared, the adoption of which would mean the imposition of sanctions against China....


Interview with the RBC media holding on current international issues

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the RBC media holding on current international issues, Moscow, May 15, 2020 Question: The coronavirus pandemic has already closed many countries. Do you think the world will be again as open and mobile as it was before the pandemic? Sergey Lavrov: Many discussions are being held on this issue today. Indeed, many COVID-19 response measures ...


How Russia Can Maintain Equilibrium in the Post-Pandemic Bipolar World

... important to Russia’s status and self-image, Moscow must reduce its dependence on China by fostering its relations with other large economic and financial players: primarily European countries, India, and Japan. Although the crisis precipitated by the new coronavirus pandemic is still in its very early stages, it is clear that it has vastly accelerated the ongoing processes around the world. The most consequential is the intensification of Sino-American rivalry and the emergence of new global bipolarity....


COVID-19 Presents Both Opportunities and Threats to Russia’s Foreign Policy

Crisis is not just a convenient pretext but also a solid reason for shaking up one's old foreign political "wardrobe" Like every major global crisis, the coronavirus pandemic both generates additional risks, challenges and threats to every state’s foreign policy and opens up new opportunities and prospects. Russia is no exception in this. The specific nature of Russia’s case lies, we believe, in its ...


400+ Think Tank Representatives Discuss Ways of Recovery from Economic Crisis

... Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program of the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, the second online global meeting of independent think tanks was held to discuss the new priorities and features of the organizations in the context of the coronavirus pandemic and the onset of recession. On May 13, 2020, under the auspices of the Think Tanks & Civil Societies Program of the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania, the second online global meeting of independent think tanks ...


Migration Consequences of the “Perfect Storm”: What Effect Will the Coronavirus Pandemic Have on Migration Issues?

... Russia be affected (and how much has it already been affected) by the changes in the Eurasian and global migration systems that have been brought about by barriers to migration that have only appeared recently? [ 1 ] The Global Context Christian Wollny: Coronavirus Reveals Cracks in European Unity The “perfect storm” that has combined the coronavirus pandemic, a dramatic drop in oil prices, the unfolding economic crisis (that is worse than the crises of the last decades ), the closing of borders ...


Illusions of a New Bipolarity

... with certain global attributes There is a certain foreign political dimension to the COVID-19 pandemic that is beginning to rear its head with increasing frequency and can thus explain the current behaviour of states on the international stage. Coronavirus plays two largely contradictory roles – it accelerates some processes while at the same time putting the brakes on, or even halting, others. The former include, among other things, the geopolitical plans of a number of states, while the ...


Ambassador Anatoly Antonov's Open Letter

....S. authorities demand to release the American citizens jailed abroad (…/ ). They are promising to impose sanctions against “guilty governments”, should their compatriots die due to the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the situation with COVID-19 in the American correctional facilities keeps deteriorating rapidly ( ). Many inmates are infected, some of them have deceased. There is hardly any medical assistance ...


Why Did It Happen? On the Issue of China’s ‘Guilt’ for the Coronavirus Pandemic

... Vasily Kashin , Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, exclusively for . The politicisation of the situation with the coronavirus pandemic, which has gained ferocity in recent weeks, has led to a sad but logical outcome the search for the guilty. As a “genre”, the history of launching witch hunts for those responsible for contagious disease outbreaks is old and vulgar....


Poll conducted

  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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