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Recognizing Crimea — A Logical First Step to Better Improve Russia-U.S. Relations

Nations who value democracy should stand up and support the people of Crimea. The partnership between the United States and the Russian Federation is fairly balanced. There is a competitive mixture of agreements and disagreements. In today’s geopolitical climate, tensions can escalate quickly. All it takes is disinformation or a lack of context to irritate international relations. There is more than enough blame to go around for the state of current affairs. That being said, the media is particularly...


Coronavirus as a Problem of Fathers and Sons

... grandfathers and grandmothers, whose fate is not inconsequential to them – that happens in France, in China, and in Russia. There is no serious conflict between fathers and sons over coronavirus, but there is a generational problem. Of course, in an ideal society, all generations would live in harmony with each other and the problem of choosing priorities in such a society do not arise. But in real life, you have to deal with such a problem every day. Where to invest budget funds: in a new hospital or ...


Coronavirus: A New Bug or Feature of World Politics?

Preliminary results of the coronavirus test on society show the lack of instinct that is inherent in anybiological species to protect its population The coronavirus pandemic has already become the main event of the leap year, relegating other dramatic news of recent months to the background. It ...


Gaps and Overlaps: Navigating through Contested German-Russian-Ukrainian Narratives

Joint Report of the Institute of Law and Public Policy (Russia), Inmedio (Germany), and the Centre of Public Initiatives — Ideas for Change (Ukraine) Joint Report of the Institute of Law and Public Policy (Russia), Inmedio (Germany), and the Centre of Public Initiatives — Ideas for Change (Ukraine) The report “Gaps and Overlaps: Navigating through Contested German-Russian-Ukrainian Narratives” was released. It had been prepared by a tripartite working group, that included representatives from...


Russia–India Relations: Successes and Prospects

In Honour of the 70th Anniversary of the Republic of India On January 26, the people of India will celebrate the Republic Day. Seventy years ago, on January 26, 1950, the Constitution of India entered into force, proclaiming the country a sovereign socialist secular democratic republic. This year is a double anniversary for the country — 90 years ago, on January 26, 1930, the Indian National Congress that led the national liberation movement officially declared fighting for India’s complete independence...


Geopolitics and e-Diplomacy of Estonia

... “Russian with a twist”. After the breakup of the Soviet Union and the recovered national autonomy, the Government of Estonia had to take political decisions following the geography and aspirations of most of its citizens to integrate the Euro-Atlantic society. Based on the past and the Nordic-Teutonic identity, the Government of Estonia embraced the idea of joining the European Union, NATO, and later on the Eurozone. Both Germany and Austria (former parts of Holly Roman Empire) have recognized the ...


The Future of the Middle East: Horizons of Challenges and Opportunities

... number of external experts. The authors of the report emphasize that they tried to take into account various points of view, including pro-government and opposition politicians, public officials, diplomats, members of security forces, experts, civil society activists, members of the private sector. In addition to respondents from the Middle East and North Africa and the corresponding foreign diasporas, the authors sought to include the views of experts from Europe, Russia, China, and the US. The ...


Russia’s Policy in a Dynamic Africa: Searching for a Strategy

While Russia’s Policy in Africa may very well have produced certain results, there is no discernible strategy behind it The topic of Russia returning to Africa has been brought up with increasing regularity over the past 15 years. The tense of the verb is important here: Russia is returning to the continent but has not yet fully returned. This has led many to believe that Russia probably should not expect any quick progress in its policy in Africa. One might very well agree with this assessment...


Open-air Jail: China’s Suppression of Uighurs and the Lack of International Response

The use of re-education camps to suppress the ethnic Uighur community in Western China is an ongoing crisis that, if continued to be ignored by the international community, could result in the eradication of the Uighurs entirely. While the world community is absorbed in the deadly wars in Syria and Ukraine, an equally terrible tragedy is happening thousands of kilometers away from here. In the eastern province of China, Xinjiang, two million Uighurs live in jail under the open sky [1]. Officially...


Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other

Food for thought paper on the Russia-Baltic Relations This paper was written primarily for the RIAC-ECFR meeting dedicated to the security in the Baltic Sea region, which was held in early June 2019. It was designed as a food-for-thought paper, so it doesn't propose any solutions on how to get out of the crisis (on how to resolve the crisis). It's rather a provocation to generate the discussion about such a complicated issue as the relations between Russia and the Baltic states. It's no secret...


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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
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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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