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Is the “Rice Panic” Justified and What Awaits the Grain Market

... Forum in October 2023. All of these meetings have addressed or will address food security issues to a greater or lesser extent, and so it is safe to say that global food security currently plays a key role in global affairs. Igor Matveev: Suspending Ukraine’s Agricultural Exports: Will Russia Save the Arab World from Food Riots? After Russia’s withdrawal from the Black Sea Grain Initiative, political vilification of Russia as the main supplier of wheat to the global market has been on the rise. Nevertheless, when assessing the situation ...


Why International Institutions Overlook the Persecution of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church?

... religious education in schools for the UK, “indoctrination” of religious leaders with state ideology for China, and mutual accusations between the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine), the UOC, and the OCU (The Orthodox Church of Ukraine) – for Ukraine. The destruction of churches in the course of the Russian SMO (The 2022 Report mentions only the artillery used by the Russian Armed Forces) raises a lot more fears among the authors of the Report than street battles between Hindus, Muslims and Christians in India, with numerous homicide cases (which ...


Russia-West: Rising Stakes

... Consensus began to form as early as the mid-1990s, and by the end of Vladimir Putin’s first term in office, it had turned into a clear political line. Andrey Kortunov: Restoration, Reformation, Revolution? Blueprints for the World Order after the Russia-Ukraine conflict The second trend, which had a significant impact on the change in Russian views, was associated with the policy of the US and the EU in the post-Soviet space. Russia swallowed integration of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe ...


Russian Security Priorities in Near Eurasia

... is not completely certain. The threat from America’s Eastern European allies is not a product of their own capabilities, but of the use of these territories as a base for American policy in Eurasia. Summing up, we can say that while in the case of Ukraine and perhaps even the Baltic states, Russia is dealing with a consolidated adversary whose intentions towards us are determined by strategic circumstances, in the rest of the periphery the situation is not similar, even theoretically. Nowhere in neighbouring Eurasia do we run the risk of ...


Explaining China’s Response to the Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Five questions regarding China-Russia relations and Chinese policy through the prism of the Russia-Ukraine conflict One unexpected outcome of the Russia-Ukraine conflict is that China-Russia relations have taken center stage in global affairs. Even though China is not a party to the conflict, while the Russia-Ukraine crisis has nothing to do with ...


On a New Global Order and its Nuclear Dimension

... Russian military servicemen? Would the use of TNW by Russia in Ukrainian crisis be justified, at least from the point of view of military-strategic planning ? Dmitry Trenin: I don’t see any military or other sense for the use of nuclear weapons by Russia in Ukraine. The rhetoric in this regard that we heard at the beginning of the armed conflict in Ukraine came from the West. On the Russian side, at the expert and unofficial political level, there was talks about the possibility of nuclear weapons strikes ...


More dialogue, less domination

... demand to refuse domination, and to integrate as a multipolar order, which would be fairer, more democratic, and more safe. So this is our direct message to the U.S. and the Western countries. CGTN: The joint statement stressed the need to resolve the Ukraine crisis "through peace talks." Russia welcomes the constructive proposals set forth in China's Position on the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis. Facing the current crisis in Ukraine, how do you view the statements of both sides? How will this help resolve the Ukraine crisis?...


Here's why Xi's Moscow visit is a key moment in the struggle to end US hegemony

... field of military security, there is much that Russia and China can benefit from through closer collaboration – beyond the existing formats. The main goal here is dissuading Washington, by deed not just word, from escalating the proxy war against Russia in Ukraine and from provoking Beijing over Taiwan. One specific area is in-depth dialogue on nuclear policies and nuclear proliferation under the present conditions of major-power confrontation and actual conflict. Even as they work on transitioning to a ...


A lot from China-Russia cooperation can be used by other international actors across the world

... China's Position on the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis proposed by China? What role can China play in resolving the Ukraine crisis? Kortunov: China is better positioned than many other countries to play a mediating role in the fratricidal Russia-Ukraine conflict. In Moscow, they paid a lot of attention to the Chinese peace proposals that were released in February. The question is whether the Ukrainian side might be ready to consider an immediate cease-fire and whether the West might incentivize ...


If US, German tanks try to seize Russia’s constitutional territory, severe retaliatory action will follow

... preparations for a large-scale offensive may exceed the level of February 24, 2022. At the same time, Ukraine is also preparing shells, waiting for the arrival of tanks and artillery aided by the West to launch a counterattack. The situation on the Russia-Ukraine battlefield is escalating, and the prospect of resolving the crisis through political negotiations between the two sides seems bleak. "A ceasefire and an end to the conflict is what we have consistently called for, but only if the territorial ...


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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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