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Professor Jeffrey Sachs: “I Don’t Believe in Isolating Russia”

Q&A by Alexander Gasyuk, Rossiyskaya Gazeta’s foreign affairs correspondent Jeffrey Sachs , a renowned Columbia University Professor of economics and former Special Advisor to three UN Secretaries-General, espouses views uncommon for the mainstream media in the West when it comes to the real origins of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Professor Sachs argues that ...


Women and International Relations: Evolution of a Concealed Binomial

... the wife of Pericles, Aspasia di Mileto, and wife of the Roman Emperor Augusts, Livia Drusilla. Information about Aspasia is available through the ancient historiographers and philosophers. Socrates praised her wisdom and political insight. Aspasia run a pleasure house in Athens visited by important men, among which the governor of Athens Pericles. Pericles, married with two children, fell in love with her and initially made her his personal concubine. Ultimately, Pericles married his beloved. Pericles ...


Shanghai Institute for International Studies and The Belfer Center Second International Expert Forum

On April 29, 2022, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS), in partnership with The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, hosted the second international high-level expert round table, dedicated to the trends in the development of world politics in the context of acute recent crises On April 29, 2022, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS), in ...


We are at war with the West. The European security order is illegitimate

We made the very hard decision to strike first, before the threat becomes deadlier Sergey Karaganov has served as a presidential advisor in the Kremlin both under Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin. He is still considered close to Russia’s president and foreign minister Sergey Lavrov. His recent proposals on Russian-speaking minorities in the “near abroad” are known as “Putin doctrine” and Professor ...


Small Countries as Key Agents in Peace Mediation

... witnessed in recent years, there may be a need to explore some of the reserves in international mediation and diplomacy, including those pertaining to the mediation roles of regional organizations and small advanced economies. The distinguishing feature uniting some of the small open economies is that they perform important mediation roles not only in their respective regions, but also on a global scale. Some of these developed small economies also have taken on a neutral status in international relations ...


Securitization of Physical Cyberspace Infrastructure as a Nexus in U.S.-Russia Relations: The Case of Submarine Communications Cables

Approaches to cyberwarfare norm-formation involving SCCs are encouraged by both sides, but these may well derive from differing levels of governance not necessarily within the context of the U.S.-Russia relationship Submarine communications cables (SCCs) are essential to all contemporary forms of global communications. SCCs are more reliable and able to transfer larger amounts of data compared to other communications media such as satellites, and are thereby the demonstrably preferred ...


RIAC at the Online Seminar Dedicated to the Role of the UN in Libya

The meeting was organized by the New York Office to the United Nations, and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung On January 18, 2022, a closed online seminar dedicated to the role of the UN in Libya was held. The meeting was organized by the New York Office to the United Nations, and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The goal ...


The Confused Superpower: A Year After America's Elections

By virtue of its combined power capabilities, the United States continues to occupy a central place in international politics, and developments inside the country inevitably become the most important factor in world affairs Both Trump and Biden seem to have jumped into the 21 st century from a completely ...


After COP26: Russia’s Path to the Global Green Future

... now taking climate-related issues seriously, but even though a latecomer in embracing the climate change agenda, it will not simply accept the West’s or the EU’s lead. Rather, it will act in accordance with its national interests. At the COP26 UN climate change summit that ended last week, Russia was noted mainly for President Vladimir Putin’s decision not to attend in person. Much less reported was the fact that Russia sent a large delegation—312 people—to Glasgow: more than the host ...


UNCTAD Report: Revisiting Old Issues in Managing Cross-Border Data Flows

... influence of social networks and regulate the digital sphere, where there is no governance at the international level, are those that grab the headlines of many online media outlets. Daniel Stauffacher: Time to Create a Single Negotiating Cyber Forum under the UN General Assembly First Committee Given the current climate, it is then no surprise that the United Nations is paying close attention to the issues related to the digital domain. On September 29, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ...


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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  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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