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Opening remarks at the Dialogue for the Future Forum

... the Dialogue for the Future Forum, Moscow, December 25, 2020 Good afternoon, This year, your research and education programme marks its 10 th anniversary. This year also marks the 75 th anniversary of victory in WWII and the 75 th anniversary of the UN. These symbolic dates suggest that we take a closer look at international events. As of the beginning of 2020, we faced numerous cross-border problems that threaten all countries, such as international terrorism, drug trafficking and other forms of ...


How to End the War in Yemen in 2020?

Yemenis themselves have no less rich potential for independent creative activity The Yemen conflict is striking in that the entire global community and all the actors involved have achieved a singularly powerful consensus that there is no future for a solution achieved by force and a political solution is the only option. Since June 2015, this thought has permeated UN documents , speeches ...


Can A New Life for the UN Start at 75?

A true reform of the UN cannot start in New York; it should start in national capitals of member states Blowing out 75 candles is great exercise for the lungs. The United Nations turned 75 this year. It is a remarkable accomplishment in itself. The League of Nations, which ...


Britain, Greece, Turkey and The Aegean: Does Anything Change?

Since at least 1955, the Aegean Sea has long been an area of contention between local powers Greece and Turkey on the one hand, and the US-UK-Israeli strategic axis on the other, with the Soviet Union and then Russia defending its interests when necessary, since the Aegean cannot be separated from the Eastern Mediterranean as a strategic whole, nor from Syria, Cyprus, Egypt, Palestine and Israel. In this essay, we shall, by using original documents,...


Peace at Last for Yemen?

Yemen’s looming humanitarian disaster and its people’s pleas for peace require action on three levels The long-running conflict in Yemen is riper for resolution than ever before. Yemenis on all sides are exhausted by the fighting and were quick to embrace the appeal issued in March by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres for a global ceasefire amid ...


The Future of Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Syria: What is Russia’s Rationale?

Discussions on the quid pro quo approach to sanctions relief and concessions look like the only possible way to move forward On July 11, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) finally adopted a resolution extending the authorization of cross-border mechanisms that guarantee the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria for another year, until July 10, 2021. However, the UN aid will now go ...


Andromeda: A Space-Age Tale. The Antonio Guterres Edition

Just like the classics of Marxism-Leninism idealized the proletariat and demonized the bourgeoisie, the UN Secretary-General idealizes the South and demonizes the North On July 18, 2020, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered a memorial lecture in honour of the great South African leader Nelson Mandela. The Secretary-General’s speech was clearly ...


The Impact of Sanctions on Human Rights

Interview with Elena Dovgan, UN Special Rapporteur on the Negative Impact of the Unilateral Coercive Measures on the Enjoyment of Human Rights In March 2020, the UN Human Rights Council appointed Elena Dovgan , a Professor in the Department of International Private and European ...


Post-COVID-19 Sanctions Policies

Are We in for Epidemics of Sanctions? The COVID-19 pandemic has given hope for international consolidation in the face of a common threat. Alleviating numerous sanctions and economic restrictions could be one step towards unification. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres [ i ], UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet [ ii ], UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver [ iii ] and UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral ...


Poll conducted

  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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