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Sino-Russian Relations Are Still Not an Alliance, but They Are More Than Partnership

... and raise awareness about the culture, history and society of each other. Zhao Huasheng, Andrey Kortunov: The Coming Bipolarity and Its Implications: Views from China and Russia Europe and the US have ratcheted up sanctions on Russia and China over human rights, but avoided economic sanctions comparatively. Are these sanctions a show of their hegemony? Some Russian scholars believe the sanctions will be a new normal in Russia and China's relations with the West. What do you think? Human rights ...


Washington Ill-Prepared to Set Human Rights Agenda

It seems that today, in most societies, the public puts fairness before freedom It is evident that US Democratic President Joe Biden and his team will pay more attention to the human rights agenda in foreign policy than their Republican predecessors did. It is also clear that Washington will actively use this agenda in dealing with its main geopolitical adversaries—above all, China and Russia. Finally, it is obvious that the ...


As Women Make up Only 6% of Parliament, Gender Equality Is Still a Long Way off in Iran

The low proportion of women in parliament produces a disregard of rights and demands of the Iranian women On 21 February 2020, the people of Iran went to the polls to vote for 290 seats in the Islamic Consultative Assembly. The most recent parliamentary elections, held every four years in Iran, resulted in the formation of a parliamentary body with only 17 female parliamentarians, that is nearly 6% of the total number of representatives – the former parliament had the same figure. The 2019 UN...


Fears over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act are unfounded

The huge hullabaloo over the CAA is difficult to understand unless it is a cynical campaign to rouse communal passions under the garb of protecting the secular nature of the Constitution The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has been passed by Parliament after a thorough debate in both Houses. It is the product of a fully democratic exercise. The continued opposition from political parties, civil society activists, retired government servants and students to CAA makes little sense to those who have...


Global Implications of India’s Citizenship Amendment Act 2019

... whether India is well prepared for the distancing of its relations with the United Nations, the Middle East and EU? The western media has put the country into the category of some notorious "majoritarian state" of the world where no respect of human rights of minorities, massive restrictions on religious and cultural freedoms and rampant of ethnic violence is an everyday phenomenon. The main aim of this article is to assess India's foreign relation and diplomatic challenges under the current ...


Russia Rejoins PACE—But the Battle Isn’t Over in Europe

... What is Wrong with the EU ”Selective Engagement” Policy? The first key disagreement between the sides is that the pragmatists believe that Russia’s membership in the Council of Europe and the bodies it oversees, such as the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), have had a positive effect on Russia’s legal culture and human rights situation. They cite the reform of the penitentiary system, the moratorium on the death penalty, the introduction of civilian service as an alternative to military ...


Vitaly Naumkin: Who Tramples on Human Rights in Crimea?

Author: Vitaly Naumkin, Academic Director of the RAS Institute for Oriental Studies, RAS Corresponding Member. What is happening in Crimea now can only be referred to as a massive violation of human rights. Human rights are being trampled on by those who tend to teach others how to honor these rights – the United States and other western countries. Crimean citizens are stripped of their right to travel beyond Russia. I remember that not ...


Losing sight of human rights in Ukraine

... has gripped global politics over the course of the Ukrainian conflict. However, such political and economic power plays often overshadow important on-the-ground outcomes that depend on the aforementioned resolution’s implementation. A holistic, human rights-centered perspective on the Ukrainian conflict has too often gone ignored in favor of reductive (and frequently repetitive) declarations that assume a singular positive outcome with regards to humanitarian causes. The issue at hand? This ...


The Copenhagen hope: on democracy in the EU

... The only question is, how. It once seemed a distant phenomenon that would never make it to the forefront of European popular attention - not anymore. Everyone in Brussels is talking about the EU’s apparent inability to preserve democratic and human rights guarantees, as laid down in the Copenhagen criteria, once a country is inside the Union. Worries about Austria in the early 2000s, later Poland, Romania, and the ongoing woes about Hungary seem to have solidified the notion in European officialdom ...


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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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