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Impact of Russia-Ukraine conflict on BRI projects in Central & Eastern European countries

... the changes in the international situation are bound to have implications for China too. The continued escalation of the conflict makes it imperative for Beijing to examine major strategic issues related to its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Source: Reuters China’s ambitions to expand the network of its BRI projects in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries under the ‘17+1 initiative’, formed in 2012, have been severely affected following the ongoing war in Ukraine. Owing to the adverse ...


The Dilemmas of the Global South

... crucial juncture: throughout the past several years significant steps have been undertaken by developing nations to build pan-continental integration platforms – in Africa it was the creation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), while in Eurasia the expansion of SCO membership was accompanied by the creation of RCEP. The next stage in this process would be to link up all of the pan-continental platforms in Eurasia, Africa and Latin America into one common platform that would cover the ...


Kissinger and the Fight for Russia

... by extremely dangerous situations In the event that the acute phase of the conflict in Ukraine really turns out to be very long, which, apparently, is the case, then the elementary needs of survival will force Russia to get rid of what binds it to Europe, Valdai Club Programme Director Timofei Bordachev. In the event that the growing conflict in and around Ukraine does not lead to irreparable consequences on a global scale in the near future, its most important result will be a fundamental demarcation ...


Russia should take the leadership of International Criminal Court reform

... today’s ICC. Russia can be a leader of global justice again Now, Russia has the opportunity to reverse this trend, and become a leader of global justice again. Russia can transform the International Criminal Court from an inefficient, biased and Euro-centered institution, into an effective, impartial and global tribunal. The existing ICC is widely criticized around the world. Burundi and Philippines withdrew from the ICC, Kenya and South Africa almost did, and the African Union even called for ...


Advantages of CSTO Partnership: Should Serbia Strive to a Full Membership in the Organization?

... of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement. Yugoslavia was actually an opponent of the Western Bloc that formed The North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It is well known that the country’s secret service organized many covert operations in Western Europe during those decades under the rule of the Communist Party. Yugoslavia was a federation composed of six member states. Serbia was by far the biggest member and the leader of the federal country. It was seen as such by the West and the Western politicians ...


Women and International Relations: Evolution of a Concealed Binomial

... grant, in 1917, the right to vote to women. Equal rights for men and women in all spheres of public life were thus proclaimed. In 1919, Lenin wrote: "In the years of Soviet power, much more has been done in one of the most backward countries of Europe for the emancipation of women than has been done in 130 years in all the 'democratic' republics of the world." (Lenin, Soviet Power and the Status of Women (1919)). Discourse over an equality in the working field was already a thematic presented ...


Europe and the Atomic Bomb

The acquisition by the Europeans of new military capabilities will almost inevitably lead to an increase in their aggressiveness In a situation where the European international order has found itself in such a massive crisis that radical military solutions have become possible,...


Threading the Needle: Turkey’s East-West Balancing Act

... Russia and/or the West: Syria, arms sales, the South Caucasus, and Ukraine. This balance is of the utmost importance for Turkey, both to establish itself as a major independent regional player and to maintain its essential trade ties with Russia, the EU, and the U.S. The ongoing confrontation in Ukraine is perhaps the biggest test of this balance yet, but Turkey seems to have the capacity to maintain it so far. First, it must be understood that Turkey’s balance has a certain uniqueness in that despite ...


Algeria: Europe’s New Energy Supplier and Russia’s Long-Time Arms Buyer

Since Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, Europe has sought to wean itself of the dependence on Russian energy, looking for alternatives to Russian-sourced oil and gas. Although Germany has proven hesitant to follow suite, Spain, Italy, Greece, and France have begun diversifying their options ...


We are at war with the West. The European security order is illegitimate

... People were killed on all sides. It was a civil war. It was an unspeakable aggression. And the Milosevic trial was a sad and humiliating show by petty people trying to rationalize their previous mistakes if not crimes». It was a UN tribunal, not a EU tribunal. «We don’t acknowledge the right of that tribunal». You said that the real war now is against Western expansion. What do you mean? «We saw Western expansion happening, we see Russophobia in the West reaching levels like antisemitism between ...


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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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