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Did Russia-China Relations Successfully Pass the “COVID,” “Hong Kong,” “India” and “Belarus” Tests?

... relations of “comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination.” This formula has been modified with an addition of the “new era," signifying both countries recognising new global challenges and the changing geopolitical environment. COVID-19 has largely contributed to the intensification of certain trends, including antagonism with the U.S. and the pursuit of more robust bilateral ties. Russia–China Dialogue: The 2020 Model. RIAC, Institute of Far Eastern Studies of the Russian ...


Why the “Coronavirus Ceasefire” Never Happened

Neither the coronavirus nor the economic recession will automatically lead to a détente, let alone a reset in relations between Russia and the West Six months ago, when COVID-19 had just moved beyond the borders of China and embarked upon its triumphant march across Europe and North America, politicians and foreign affairs experts started discussing what will happen after the virus is vanquished. The debate that ensued ...


Afghanistan: New Old Problems

The long-term impasse that persists in Afghanistan has lead to nostalgia in the country for a "strong hand" that would instantly resolve all problems. However, such assumptions are illusory The unexpected COVID-19 pandemic, which for a time occupied the minds of the world's political elites, did not justify the timid hopes that it could provide some kind of healing effect, mitigating the overwhelmingly high degree of tensions in international relations....


What about the WHO?

The multi-theoretical analysis of the WHO’s creation, evolution, design, decision making process, modus operandi of institutional interactions, is evaluated in the context of the current Coronavirus epidemic. To what extent has the WHO been successful in finding solutions to eradicating the virus and to what degree has the WHO facilitated the states’ ability to deal with this crisis are the two main questions addressed in this section. The epidemic has created particular conditions for cooperation...


The Caesar Act: A New Challenge for Syria?

... prerequisites for mobilizing Syria’s internal resources and expanding Russia’s economic presence in the country. Factors Aggravating the Socioeconomic Situation in Syria Aleksandr Aksenenok: The Coronavirus and Conflicts in the Middle East The COVID-19 Pandemic At first glance, Syria does not appear to be a coronavirus hot spot. The country has a population of over 16.4 million , yet the Ministry of Health has reported just 496 cases, 25 deaths and 144 recoveries as of July 17. Humanitarian ...


China Replacing Russia as the Boogeyman in the U.S. Presidential Campaign: Implications for Russia-China Relations

... technology. Andrey Kortunov: US Will Remain a Difficult Partner China is also gearing up by upholding contacts with its tried and tested partners — namely Russia. Despite a minuscule slide in bilateral trade (a 4% decline compared to 2019) amid COVID-19, political cooperation has been developing. In early July, both countries demonstrated close coordination in high-level international organizations by vetoing extension of cross-border aid in Syria. During a telephone call to Vladimir Putin ...


Statement by the EASLG: Advancing Strategic Stability and Reducing Nuclear Risks in the Euro-Atlantic Region

... the use of nuclear weapons. Today, however, clashing national interests, insufficient dialogue, eroding arms control structures, advanced missile systems, and new cyberweapons have destabilized the old equilibrium and are increasing nuclear risks. The COVID-19 pandemic has further underscored the fragility of existing international mechanisms for addressing transnational threats and the imperative for new cooperative approaches to effectively anticipate and deal with these threats. Nations in the Euro-Atlantic ...


Non-Western Multilateralism: BRICS and the SCO in the Post-COVID World

... International Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow. The article is published as part of the Valdai Club’s Think Tank project, continuing the collaboration between Valdai and Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi). The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated many international processes and aggravated antagonisms. First and foremost, the so-called “liberal international order,” which primarily relied on the power and financial and economic superiority of ...


Andromeda: A Space-Age Tale. The Antonio Guterres Edition

... breeds political and religious radicalism, social cataclysms, destructive international conflicts, and civil wars. The coronavirus pandemic introduces new dimensions to the issue of inequality: rich patients have higher chances of receiving quality COVID-19 treatment, and the Global North is better prepared for the pandemic than the Global South. The long-term economic and social consequences of this upheaval will also differ for individual social, professional, ethnic, and other groups. What are ...


Towards Strategic Autonomy: the Role of the EU in the Growing China-USA Rivalry

Sometimes, it is better to refuse an agreement than to remain tied to an unprofitable one Following the COVID-19 outbreak, what began as a health crisis soon turned into an economic and social emergency. In view of the growing rivalry between the United States and China, the pandemic poses a threat to the western economic liberal model and risks jeopardizing ...


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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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