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Contradictions of the “Golden Era” in UK–China Relations

... October 2017, Xi Jinping announced that, by 2049, the country will occupy leading positions in the world. The United States has declared China a strategic competitor, a threat to the country’s national security, and essentially started a trade war. The European Union wants to develop a unified approach to its Chinese trade policy. However, the Italian government’s decision to join the Belt and Road Initiative has disrupted the “European concert.” The United Kingdom demonstrates solidarity with ...


Russia and the Council of Europe

... European power, which has made a huge contribution to European culture and played a decisive role in its history. On its turn, in the absence of Russia, CoE in many respects loses its “raison d’être”. Without Russia, it will not do anything that the European Union no longer does or does not do in the framework of assistance programs to third European countries that are subject to EU enlargement policies or the Eastern Partnership policy. So, the CoE crisis has a man-made character. Its origins lie ...


From Apprehensions to Ambitions: The French Approach to China

... French leadership’s concerns about China’s might; 3) the benefits of cooperation between France and China; and 4) the impact of the France–China dialogue on the interests of other international actors. China: Pros and Cons Andrey Kortunov: The European Union and the East Wind When visiting China in January 2018, Macron stated , rather pompously, that France and China were “sharing a rational view of global history” and “building a great friendship” based on the shared values of “reason,...


Why I Am Sceptical About Eurosceptics

... of the city. One might wonder, how do these people end up there in the first place? Disclaimer 2 . I cannot agree with those politicians and public figures from Emmanuel Macron to George Soros, who consider the rise of populism a mortal threat to the European Union. I think it is an obvious exaggeration. Moreover, Europe needs populists, both highly active right-wingers and less conspicuous left-wingers, as it needs Eurosceptics. As the saying goes, “a pike lives in the lake to keep all the fish ...


Maximize chances for Ireland amid Brexit calamity

Brexit is a calamity. For the Irish border, Brexit is a travesty. Brexit creates uncertainty about the continued peace in the north of Ireland. For the Republic of Ireland, Brexit also means complications for trade, not only with Northern Ireland but also with the Republic of Ireland’s largest market and trading partner, the island of Britain. However, Brexit also opens chances for Ireland.Source: author  The Republic of Ireland and the EU should work together to maximize Ireland’s advantage I have...


A Scenario in Syria

What might be a “second option” for Russia in Syria? The situation around Russia in Syria is up for debate. No doubt, Russia would like to lead a reconstruction effort in Syria, in harmony with all relevant partners, including the UN, the EU, the USA, China, India, Turkey, Iran, Israel, the Sunni Arab states including the Golf Council Countries (GCC-states), Egypt and Morocco. However, many of the parties on the list of wished-for partners are strongly hostile to each other, and it might therefore...


It Is Time to Revise Russia–Turkey Relations for a More Stable Future

... Europe and USA may be of good utility for Russian global foreign policy With ongoing debates on Russian-made S-400 deliveries to Turkey, fate of continuing cooperation of Russia, Turkey and Iran in Syria and future of Ankara’s relations with the European Union and NATO, it is high time to make an honest review of Russian-Turkish relations, define weaknesses of bilateral cooperation and try to sketch a framework for a better future. Inspection of historical legacy and nature of current ties may ...


Financial Technology and security. An introduction to the situation in Italy and EU

... sophistication of the threat and the strategic relevance of the targets to which it is addressed, and about the commitments undertaken by Italy on an international level. Furthermore, the application of the General Data Protection Regulation, decreed by the European Union and applied starting from 25 May 2018, directs the country towards legal certainty, harmonization in EU and greater simplicity of the rules concerning the transfer of personal data from the EU to other parts of the world. However, in the ...


Expert Meeting with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland

On March 28, 2019, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London hosted an expert meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland. On March 28, 2019, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London hosted an expert meeting with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland. The following issues were discussed during the meeting: the current activities of the Council of Europe, as well as political, institutional, and financial problems...


The House That Built Who?

... rules of coexistence and conduct. In other words, the generation of fifty- and sixty-year-olds on both sides of the long-gone Iron Curtain is sharing a common historical experience but interpreting it differently. Twenty- and thirty-year-olds in the European Union and Russia set out from the same platform but moved along diverging tracks. A new generation has grown up in the West which knows that the period of 1989-1991 liberated many peoples from tyranny and eliminated the threat of nuclear war,...


Poll conducted

  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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