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Prepare for the Worst and Strive for the Best. Russia’s and China’s Perceptions of Developments in International Security

... and Ukraine drags on. In response to France’s President Emmanuel Macron floating the idea of sending NATO troops to Ukraine, there has been a storm of indignation and a wave of disavowals of his divisive statement coming from other nations in the West. Many politicians and academics are concerned that the adversarial relations between Russia and the U.S. may drive up the risks of a further escalation of the conflict. How do we resolve the crisis that has an impact on global strategic security?...


How Well Do We Understand Modern Europe?

... or political reasons, remains extremely fresh. If a power, or association, stands relatively firmly with respect to its economy, then of course it is considered important in terms of politics. Second, Europe is Russia’s immediate neighbour in the West, and most of the military dramas of Russian history are connected with it. For the rest of humanity, Europe at one time became a source of colonial oppression, which was based on military-political power. It is difficult for Russia, China or India ...


Is It Possible to Predict Sanctions for 2024? Yes, Quite Easily

The tit-for-tat logic will continue to dominate relations between Russia and the West What will the sanctions policy against Russia be in 2024? Is it possible to predict the priorities of such a policy? Yes, it is quite easy. Key decisions on sanctions in 2024 are already embedded in current political decisions. We will see the ...


The International System between Crisis and Revolution

... the century, the Arab Spring, the coronavirus pandemic – the acute phase of each of these cataclysms lasted an average of one and a half to two years. Today, the world is approaching the two-year anniversary of the conflict between Russia and the West transitioning into an acute phase, and there is no light looming at the end of the tunnel. Moreover, there are many reasons to believe that further escalation lies ahead. The same inauspicious conclusions may apply to many other systemic conflicts ...


2023: Stabilisation After the Shake-Up

... At the time, an impending rupture was in the air, but to many it seemed unlikely. The reality of the thirty years since the end of the Cold War—the reality of peaceful life, openness and cooperation—had become too familiar. In relations with the West, it began to wind down long before 2021. Cracks began to appear in the late 1990s, and since 2014 the rupture has become increasingly irreversible. But as it often happens, it is difficult to believe in the possibility of big changes precisely because ...


BRICS in Global Financial System: The Need to Level the Playing Field

... weak market demand for the completed projects. The slowdown of China’s activity in the financing of strategic infrastructure in developing markets potentially means that they remain dependent on credit from the U.S. and other developed nations of the West, which potentially lowers the status of China and other BRICS member states as international lenders. Payment Systems The BRICS-11 accounted for 22.0% of global exports of goods and services in 2022. However, most settlements in international trade ...


The Lost Peace. How the West Failed to Prevent a Second Cold War

... 1989 heralded a unique prospect for an enduring global peace, as harsh ideological divisions and conflicts began to be resolved. Now, three decades on, that peace has been lost. With war in Ukraine and increasing tensions between China, Russia, and the West, great power politics once again dominates the world stage. But could it have been different? Richard Sakwa shows how the years before the first mass invasion of Ukraine represented a hiatus in conflict rather than a lasting accord – and how, since ...


Hybrid War and Hybrid Peace

The termination of hybrid wars and their transformation into a hybrid peace is the fundamental problem of modern diplomacy Over the past decade the concept of hybrid warfare has firmly established itself in political rhetoric in the West and in Russia. Russian experts have rightly pointed out the vagueness of the concept, its intersection with other concepts (such as irregular wars), as well as the weak scientific base. Nevertheless, the widespread use of the term can hardly be ...


UN feedback shows that while the West is hostile to Russia, the world isn’t

... compare to each other, and the problems of the rest of the world matter less. The decisions of the General Assembly are not binding, but are an accurate reflection of the real distribution of opinion. Yet, conflict also spills over there. For example, Western countries, led by the United States, have considerable opportunities to influence developing countries. Ultimately, however, there is more room for maneuver, which means the space for the democratic expression of will is somewhat wider. The disagreements ...


Saving the Hegemony: French Perspective on the Changing World Order

Multipolarity is usually understood in Paris not as the existence of several roughly equal centers of power but as a joint solution to global problems under the unconditional priority of Western interests Late in August this year, President Emmanuel Macron delivered his annual address to French ambassadors, thus traditionally opening a new political season for the Fifth Republic’s diplomacy. In terms of content, it generally reaffirmed ...


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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  
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