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Tackling the Libyan Crisis

The protracted conflict in Libya that has almost disappeared from the political agenda may deteriorate further and result in a full-scale war. What is the role of France in resolving the crisis in Libya? Russian International Affairs Council asked Ambassador Elisabeth Barbier , Special Envoy of France to Libya, to comment on a political solution for a problem. At this stage, there is no national French initiative. What we see is that there are many other initiatives, and what we would like is for...


"Hillary Is the Worst Option": How Moscow Sees American Politics

Everyone in Moscow tells you that if you want to understand Russia's foreign policy and its view of its place the world, the person you need to talk to is Fyodor Lukyanov. Lukyanov is the chair of Russia's Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, as well as the editor-in-chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs, which are something like the Russian equivalents of America's Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs — though the Russian versions are considered much closer to the state...


D.R. Congo - Land of Many Perils

... the world, yet one that receives relatively little notice. As usual, international relations will manifest, alongside adventure, riches and danger, in an account of our protagonist who nearly became this country’s remnant. Welcome To Congo! Interview: 25/08/13; Moscow, Russia; Interviewer: Igor Ossipov; Interviewee: Mr X Why Congo? As any geologist would highlight D.R. Congo is an incredible place for minerals, as it features every single element from the Mendeleev’s Periodic ...


Interview with Daniel Nexon

Academic community increasingly uses Internet and particularly blogging platforms to share information, engage in discussions and test ideas. In an interview with the Russian International Affairs Council, Daniel Nexon, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and founder of the prominent blog on world politics Duck of Minerva,...


European Energy Woes

Euro-Russian relations have strained over the recent years in energy matters as certain vested interests shifted perceptions into the realm of what I would express as logical fallacies – technically making sense to a degree, but only when numerous caveats are applied. In this post issues like energy weaponry (enormous logical fallacy in my opinion), market reforms, looming contract litigation, energy security, shale revolution and domestic challenges will be discussed. In this post I am joined...


In Search of New Life Forms under the Antarctic Ice Sheet

Interview with Dr. Valery Lukin, Chief of Russian Antarctic Expedition Interview Drilling, water sampling and the possible discovery of new life forms in Antarctic subglacial Lake Vostok have been among the major scientific feats of recent years. Since ...


Wild World – Dr. Adrian Pabst Interview

... independent non-partisan think-tank ResPublica Trust where he works on alternative political economies. He is also a frequent contributor to both UK and international press, including International Herald Tribune, The Guardian and The Moscow Times. *Interviewer: Igor Ossipov / Date: 30/04/2013 Crisis of Capitalism, Identity and Finance In the last two years Europe has lingered around recession with little light at the end of the tunnel. Is someone, or something, responsible for this crisis?...


Interview to the Foreign Policy Magazine

Question: Minister Lavrov, thank you so much for taking the time. It’s a pleasure to speak with you. We are doing a special issue of Foreign Policy magazine that will come out in May and dedicated to power in all of its manifestations, so this is a perfect chance to have a conversation with you. And I appreciate you taking the time. S.Lavrov: Thank you. Question: Well, first of all, we are interested in Russian-American relations. And I’m wondering if you could give me a sense of what...


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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  
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