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Passing the Test of the Covid Pandemic

... the international community could do to provide assistance to the least-developed economies. In 2020, official development assistance (ODA) by member countries of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) (comprises developed economies, including the EU and the United States) amounted to USD 161.2 billion, representing 0.32% of their combined GNI. Initial estimates indicate that within total ODA, DAC countries spent USD 12 billion in 2020 on COVID-19 related activities. As a result, ODA assistance ...


Is England, my England a Dying Butler?

Can it be done? It’s going to be tough, but let’s see. In June 1994, I obtained 21,561 votes in the European Elections in the London West constituency, the largest increase of any Liberal Democrat candidate in the elections. I was then still rather starry-eyed about European co-operation, and considered it important that Britain escape from America’s ...


The IX Moscow Conference on International Security

... global missile defense is a factor of insecurity in the world, and a possible arms race is certainly not in the general public’s interest on either side. Therefore, the world must seek to commit the United States to limit its missile defense segment in Europe and the Asia Pacific immediately. Recently, Russia has emerged as a pivotal player in unifying nations and resolving global challenges collectively. Small countries in the region are looking at Russia as a ray of hope and seeking protection against ...


Renewable Energy in the Russian Arctic and Beyond: Can a Region Dominated by Oil and Gas Contribute to Russia’s Paris Agreement Targets?

... companies lack the technology available in other Arctic states and the incentive of measures such as a carbon tax. The lack of government incentive in the form of a carbon tax may negatively impact Russia in the near future as political entities such as the EU consider future tariffs on CO2 emissions. The lack of urgency in transitioning to renewable energy and the absence of enthusiasm for small-scale, capital intensive solutions in the Arctic will not only adversely affect the livelihood of Arctic communities ...


The Road to Peace and Cooperation in Europe and the World

... possibility that President Xi’s successor might become the global decider if the UN is not empowered before China converts its economic power into military power and replaces the U.S. as number one. In that context, the U.S. might go along with the European proposal to empower the UN to keep the peace and achieve other worthwhile objectives. It is within the possibility that the U.S. might accept this or, at least, join China in making a constructive counter-proposal regarding a joint EU/Russian ...


A Step in the Right Direction, But Is It Enough?

... renewed commitment to the cause and attempt to abandon hydrocarbons as energy carriers was impacted by a number of developments including U.S. President Biden’s election and immediate action in returning the United States to the Paris Agreement, the EU revising its carbon emissions target from 40% to 55% by 2030, and China’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2060. Additionally, the European Union—which happens to be Russia’s largest trade partner—enacted a similar ban on plastics in April ...


Moldova: a chance to end the political deadlock

... 2019 political crisis, the parliament and the political situation in Moldova has been at a standstill. The country is stuck in an endless tug of war game between the East and West with the populace equally divided between the pull of Russia and the European Union. Along with this deep-rooted political division which causes road blocks for political advancement, the current situation in Moldova leaves much to be desired. Moldova is facing the worst population decline in Europe with its population ...


Part II. The Russian Dilemma: Who is to Blame and What Should Be Done? Path Dependence

... using the simple rule of demand and supply, the price of the person and his skills should increase. However, if you attach the skilled man (whose skills are in the deficit in the country) to the land and make him work on the land, which belonged to the feudal, landlord and then to the state in the Soviet times, you will eventually get cheap labor. Those economic relations were unofficially institutionalized into the society for many centuries ahead and arguably their echo may indirectly affect the current ...


‘Strategic Frivolity’ of the West and the Belarus Issue

... has revealed the high degree of readiness of the United States and its allies to create risky situations for the sake of momentary political benefits The Lukashenko government is becoming one of the permanent opportunities for the United States and Europe to stage high-profile political campaigns without a real threat to the world, writes Valdai Club Programme Director Timofei Bordachev. But this is not a guarantee that if there are grounds for a big conflict, the behaviour of the West would be ...


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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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