... methodology. Accordingly, even despite their interdisciplinary nature, these subjects have been affected by challenges encountered in history as a branch of learning.
The Middle East: Postmodernism Is Over
In the 1990s, Russian historical science abandoned Marxism, yet failed to immediately develop revised theoretical and methodological foundations that would go beyond pure “descriptivism” [
] (even though it did make limited use of interdisciplinarity) and positivist adherence to ...
abandoning any challenges to metatheoretical foundations of the discipline. The idea of their scientific futility led to the growing acceptance of theoretical relativism associated with the transition of IR studies to the stage of “normal science” (as Kuhn understood it).
Meanwhile, this period witnessed the unfolding of the newest “great controversy,” equal in importance (or perhaps superior in what was really at stake) to the aforementioned debates. It put under question not just ...
On December 24, 2021 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CASS) held a closing event of 2021 — the final seminar of the joint series, dedicated to most relevant issues on the bilateral agenda
On December 24, 2021 the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences ...
The presentation of RIAC report on the same topic was held within the framework of the conference
On December 22, 2020, an online conference on the new horizons of Russia’s science diplomacy was held at the International Multimedia Press Center MIA "Rossiya Segodnya" (Russia Today). The presentation of
on the same topic was held within the framework of the conference.
The conference was attended by: ...
On March 6, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a methodological seminar "Practice Oriented Research in the Field of Russia-US and Russian-European Studies". The event was organized as part of a joint project with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech, and the Hague Center for Strategic Studies.
On March 6, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held a methodological seminar "Practice Oriented Research in the Field of Russia-US...
..., in particular, to the prospects of developing relations in the field of artificial intelligence.
S. Luzyanin, Dr. of History (Head); А. Kortunov, Ph.D. in History; A. Karneev, Ph.D. in History; V. Petrovsky, Dr. of
Political Science; V. Kashin, Ph.D. in Political Science; I. Denisov; Т. Makhmutov, Ph.D. in Political Science; A. Larionov,
Ph.D. in Public Administration; Y. Kulintsev; К. Kuzmina
Prof. Zhao Huasheng (Head); Liu Huaqin, Ph.D. in Economics; Prof....
One of the main reasons behind the unawareness of the processes that are unfolding in the neighboring country is the lack of effective communication
Since 2014, Russia–Ukraine relations has persistently been one of the most painful issues on Russia’s international agenda, and one that has not lent itself to more or less impartial expert assessments. It is safe to say that it is this lack of research and real knowledge about one another that led to the conflict in the first place. In order to rebuild...
... cooperation in research and education. The largest and most ambitious international education project in the history of humankind had begun.
Gaudeamus igitur, juvenes dum sumus!
A New Model of International Cooperation in the Social Sciences and the Humanities
The news of the launch of the Bologna Process produced a surge of enthusiasm in Russia’s pro-Western circles. Primarily because the process itself was not formally tied to its participants’ membership in the European Union....
On March 18, 2019, HSE hosted a discussion "Self-Reliance: a Chimera, Forced Strategy, or Real Opportunities?".
On March 18, 2019, HSE hosted a discussion "Self-Reliance: a Chimera, Forced Strategy, or Real Opportunities?". The event was organized by Council for Foreign and Defense Policy, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian International Affairs Council, Y-club networking site, and Russia in Global Affairs magazine. The discussion was moderated...
... moral and ethical questions for humanity. And the only way to tackle these questions is by refocusing on humanitarian knowledge, practically applicable notions about being human in the new technological, political and economic context.
Philosophers, science fiction writers and, in some cases, academics have long been struggling with a number of these issues, but, as a rule, policymakers usually fall behind. Think tanks should occupy the space between power and intellect and work to develop concrete ...