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Key change on the back of China’s initiatives is the emergence of a credible alternative

... growing uncertainties and confrontations in the world? Why is Asia, particularly Southeast Asia, increasingly becoming the center of global affairs? Yaroslav Lissovolik (Lissovolik), Program Director with the Valdai Discussion Club and member of the Russian International Affairs Council, shared his views on these matters with Global Times (GT) reporter Xia Wenxin in an e-mail interview. GT: What are your expectations for the summit this year? How should the G20 better coordinate to deal with common ...


Washington Likely to Ask EU Allies to Share More Burden on Aid to Kiev after Midterm Race

... international matters ranging from the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, to the reforms of WTO. Still, one can argue that today there is a solid bipartisan consensus on the overall US global strategy, including attitudes toward the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Andrey Kortunov: A New Western Cohesion and World Order US military aid to Kiev will continue throughout 2023 not only because the next multibillion assistance package is likely to be approved by the outgoing Democratic Congress ...


The Nuclear Triad: Alternatives from the Days Gone By and Possible Futures

Working Paper No. 68/2022 Working Paper No. 68/2022 The first atomic bomb was designed almost eight decades ago. Since then, the nuclear factor has become one of the game-changers in international relations. The possession of nuclear weapons has become especially important in modern times, as discussions of the fatal destructiveness the use of atomic weapons for all mankind have reintensified. There is increasing speculation on this topic in the international arena. Nevertheless, there is no doubt...


Dare Question Support for Ukraine

... Sea in 1871. The Soviet Union reclaimed the peninsula from the Nazis in 1944; and the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev handed over Crimea to Ukraine a decade afterwards, in 1954. In 2014, the people of the peninsula made their choice to reunite with Russia. Since 2014, thousands of people have been killed in the Donbas. Unfortunately, this current crisis in Ukraine is yet another pivotal moment in a lengthy and tumultuous history in the area that will be added to a long list of regional conflicts that now has the West ...


How Russia Sees U.S. Sanctions

... countries but also to its own allies, including those in Europe. Having induced European capitals to impose sanctions against Russia, setting them up for an uncontested rejection of the active and, most importantly, mutually beneficial economic dialogue ... ... sector, the “anti-successes” of the U.S. administration are especially obvious. First, the White House announced a quasi-crusade against the national energy industry. It explicitly stated that it is time for oil and gas companies to phase out domestic ...


Is a Marshall Plan for Ukraine possible?

... the U.S. aid program to Europe, which is a separate subject to discuss, we will confine ourselves to some relevant technical features of this initiative. Andrey Kortunov: Restoration, Reformation, Revolution? Blueprints for the World Order after the Russia-Ukraine conflict First of all, it would be wrong to think of the Marshall Plan as some bottomless source of financial resources that poured by the United States into the economy of Western Europe. In 1948–1951, Washington invested in Europe just ...


U.S. and EU Sanctions against Syria

... of those who financed al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. The decision was made in accordance with Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, passed in the wake of September 11, 2001. But this package of sanctions was generally not too frightful ... ... Syrian global trade, whereas Syrian crude oil exports to the EU stood at 27.4% of total exports in 2010. Alexey Khlebnikov: Russia’s Approach to Cross-Border Aid Delivery to Syria Bilateral relations between the EU and Syria are governed by a cooperation ...


The World After the Hegemony

... longer be stopped. The coming period will be the time for defining a new power base of the order, and it is still difficult to say which powers and to what extent will become part of it. It is important that the great powers of the present time - the USA, Russia, China and India - are not close or, moreover, united in terms of values and understanding of the basic principles of internal order. So far, the biggest problem is the behaviour of the United States and inpidual countries of Western Europe, which,...


Sanctions at a Bifurcation Point

Russia amid the current conditions has no choice but to radically restructure the mechanisms of its financial and trade relations with foreign countries The deep political crisis in relations that emerged between Russia and the West after February 2022 ...


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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