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A Blockchain voting system would have avoided the mess on the 2020 US elections

... the blockchain would be an additional step on increasing the security and reliability of these systems. Japan already introducing blockchain voting initiatives.The excuses of some politicians and groups that a digital system would avoid the access to elections to the "disenfranchised" is completely bollocks, today almost every citizen in the Western economies do have access to internet, mobile phones with internet and so on. If Facebook, Twitter, Instagram at al can have billions of using ...


Europe after the US elections: between the past and the unknown

... awaiting the moment when sympathetic rhetoric from Biden and his team towards the European allies will take the shape of some concrete deeds. This caution is well founded, as in 2021 Angela Merkel is vacating the post of Chancellor and Germany will have elections. Moreover, for Berlin the change of the host in the White House does not mean that the problem with the final stage of construction of Nord Stream 2 will somehow ease. This project was the apple of discord between Germany and the US under Trump,...


Trump's Season Finale

... of thought diversity, millions of people discouraged from participating in politics, and a bipolarized electorate that is being increasingly pushed to extremes. Thus, there needs to be a systematic review and reform of the laws and rules surrounding elections. The barriers to entry for third-parties have to be lowered, allowing for more open competition and equal opportunities. Introduce Ranked Choice Voting and Get Rid of the Electoral College Another aspect of the two-party system and this prevailing ...


Great Powers Competition in Moldova

... demographic crisis, with young Moldovan citizens having few opportunities at home. Consequently, the European Union prefers to adopt an attitude similar to that of Russia and consider Moldova as a political no man's land. In this regard, the result of the elections of November 15, 2020, with Maia Sandu attests to the influence of western influence in the country, but also highlights the lack of confidence in Dodon's leadership, who has not managed to achieve a rapprochement with Russia during his term ...


Determining Factors of Election Protests in the Post-Soviet Space

... loyal security forces are to the incumbent’s administration In the second half of 2020, within a time span of two months, post-election protests occurred in two former Soviet countries. In Kyrgyzstan, the protests after the October parliamentary elections led to a swift and complete replacement of people at the very top of the decision-making structure, without attracting much international attention. On the other hand, in Belarus, where the presidential election sparked large-scale protests ...


The EU Will Not Break Free from America’s Amiable Stranglehold

... élites against self-deception. She warns , “It would be a terrible mistake for Europeans to believe that President Trump was an aberration, however, and that the good old days of the transatlantic relationship are back.” Andrey Kortunov: How U.S. Elections Could Impact EU-Russia Relations First, as we have already stressed, Donald Trump expressed in plain language those sentiments that had long been brewing amongst the American public but had not been publicly articulated. On behalf of the American ...


Trump — A Non-Consecutive Second Term President

... near-insurmountable odds with a relentless onslaught by the national political media's endless negative slants, the social media giants censoring and burying unfavourable Biden reports, and polling institutes predicting a blue Democrat wave to victory in the 2020 elections with a clean sweep across all branches of government. The Media Research Center and PEW Research Center found in their studies that coverage of Trump by the major networks was over 90% negative. This was evident in the relentless lead-off stories ...


International Discussion on Prospects for US-Russia Relations after the US Elections

On November 6, 2020, New York-Russia Public Policy Forum held a virtual event on prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations after the U.S. elections On November 6, 2020, New York-Russia Public Policy Forum held a virtual event on prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations after the U.S. elections. The event was co-hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, New York University ...


Valdai Discussion Club: “Elections in the United States: What to Expect for Russia?”

The discussion focused on the prospects for significant changes in the U.S. foreign policy as a result of the elections, including a course to contain China, tightening policy towards Russia, and relations with key allies in Europe and Asia On November 5, 2020, the Valdai Discussion Club hosted an online expert discussion "Elections in the United States: ...


Political Transformations in Iran: How to Keep up with the Times

... The structures are intended, on the one hand, to order social interactions through established procedures and, on the other, to limit individual choice and political preferences. Iran is unique in that today’s political forms and procedures (holding elections, appointing candidates to offices, etc.) incorporate both the Shia tradition and the imperial legacy. Alexey Khlebnikov: Iran’s Oil Sector under Renewed Sanctions: Adopting to the New Reality Supreme Leader ( rahbar ) vs President . These ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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