Search: Russian Academy of Sciences (7 materials)

Irina Dezhina: Beware of Poverty and Affluence

... has shown that even if you begin to build something new, the old does not necessarily disappear. Moreover, a part of the new often adapts to the old, instead of the opposite. Is this estimation still true with regards to the ongoing reformation of the Russian Academy of Sciences? To a certain extent, it is. The RAS is being formally converted into a Western-style club of scientists, which means quick reforms, improvements to the working environment, less red tape and a removal of conflicts of interest....


Timothy O'Connor: Learning to Study Is the Key

... its gaining of an advantage, rather than a win-win situation. So, of course, in the current circumstances, seeking a compromise will be extremely difficult. But I hope that in the long term an acceptable consensus will be found. Does the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences improve the quality of education and research in Russia? And if so, in what way? This is an important issue of interaction between scientists and students. The former work in research organizations and the latter study in scientific ...


Russia's Academy of Sciences' Reform: Causes and Consequences for Russian Science

... paper analyzes the origins and causes of the radical reforms undertaken in Russia’s academic sciences sector, which resulted in the fusion of three state academies in 2013. Numerous claims made by the Russian government and experts against the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) have created tension between RAS leadership and the Russian government over the last decade. The central aim of recent reforms appears to be the liquidation of the existing governance structure of fundamental sciences ...


Wary Bear and Shrewd Dragon

... northwards. Even if the world does not tremble, Russia fears that at the least Eurasia will shake. As promised, this is the second post in this special series and once again I am joined by the Head of Oil and Gas at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Tatiana Mitrova. We discuss: sinicisation, geopolitical mistrust, energy deals, the Central Asian Ace & more! Please, feel free to comment & enjoy! Personal Note: This is the second post in a two-part special with ...


European Energy Woes

... (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 by the Head of Oil and Gas at the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Tatiana Mitrova. This is the first of two posts from this special series, so keep tuned, please feel free to comment and enjoy! Personal Note: My regular readers may have noticed that I have recently been away from ...



"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand or more perilous to conduct… than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things." – Niccolò Machiavelli Machiavelli's quote stresses three things. Firstly, it underlines that any new route will likely be perilous. Secondly, it highlights that someone must take the responsibility to direct the nation's path. Lastly, it grants me the chance to include Machiavelli into my blog; for those...


«Oil & Gas Dialogue» IMEMO RAN

... barriers to entry, while the immature business and legal climate on all sides involved does not allow for logistics yet to be breached. Tatyana Mitrova - Vital Challenges for Russia: As Tatyana Mitrova, Head of World Energy Markets Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Head of Global Energy at Skolkovo, sees, there are three interlinked challenges for Russia. As mentioned, Russia must tackle its investment climate from its own side to allow for dynamic logistics, with transparency being ...


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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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