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Ending Western Domination Is Key to the Emerging World Order. Here’s What Needs to Be Done to Achieve It

... one hand, on the fundamental role of the UN and, on the other, on the authority and sovereignty of leading great powers, including Russia itself. The idea of multipolarity has gained traction among many large countries, such as India and China. Even Western experts haven’t dismissed the possibility. In a way, it has been slowly morphing into an idealized picture of a future world order. Ivan Timofeev: A State as Civilisation and Political Theory Meanwhile, a multipolar world is becoming a reality....


Voting Practices of Sub-Saharan States of Africa at the UN General Assembly: Latest Trends and Underlying Strategies

Working Paper No. 74 / 2023 Working Paper No. 74 / 2023 The working paper seeks to analyze constitutive voting patterns of Sub-Saharan states of Africa at the UN General Assembly. The methodology proposed in this paper offers an opportunity to explore this issue topic-wise as well as in a broader sense. The paper considers a number of indicators that help assess the involvement of the continent’s different countries in the voting processes, builds on the various types of strategic behavior in the...


OPEC+ Cuts Production

The West believes the decision to cut oil production undermines the Western economies, thus denying OPEC+ nations the right to pursue their own economic interests On April 3, 2023, OPEC published a press release saying that a number of countries, both ...


Can Russia Really Break Away from the West?

Russia’s Path to the ‘World Majority’ Long before relations between Russia and the West spiralled into a comprehensive political crisis, officials and experts here were enthusiastically voicing ideas about developing ties with the rest of the world. At the administrative level, such a course began to take shape as early as the 1990s,...


RIAC and SIPRI Expert Round Table on Relations between Russia and the West and Ways Out of the Crisis

On March 30–31, 2023, in Istanbul, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), held a round table discussion on relations between Russia and the West in the context of finding ways out of the crisis On March 30–31, 2023, in Istanbul, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), held a round table discussion on relations ...


The Referendums for Reunification with Russia the geopolitical stakes of a democratic choice

... Russia represent almost half of the world's population and this episode once again underlines the new multipolar configuration, the disagreements on the interpretation of international law and the impossibility of isolating Russia despite pressure from Western governments. The European Union's proposal to sanction[vi] observers from EU member states who have been monitoring these referendums on the ground is an outrageous attempt at intimidation to prevent them from testifying to the reality on the ...


Global South Shows Resilience over Ukraine Issue

... delegations from Moscow and sign new agreements on cooperation with their business partners from Russia. In sum, the Global South so far has demonstrated a spectacular resilience in its commitment to stay out of the escalating conflict between Russia and the West. Andrey Kortunov: A New Western Cohesion and World Order This persistent resistance to the continuous pressure from the West calls for explanations. One of such explanations is a wide spread perception in the Global South that the Western approach ...


The New Big Idea: Friend-Shoring

... productivity growth that comes with economic integration.” But is friend-shoring truly a new paradigm in how economic alliances are forged and what kind of implications will it have for the future course of the global economy? Andrey Kortunov: A New Western Cohesion and World Order Arguably, friend-shoring is nothing new. Indeed, the Cold War period was precisely the pattern that reflected the division of the world economy on the basis of values/geopolitics rather than strictly economic considerations....


Europe “The starry heavens above me…”* A plea for awareness and peace

... border of the former German Empire was once located? Or how far to the northeast the village of Nimmersatt and the nearby coaching inn Immersatt actually lay? Nimmersatt was located at the northern tip of East Prussia, surrounded by the Baltic Sea to the west and Russia to the east and north. Russia – then Russian Lithuania – was our direct neighbor until 1918. The Memel territory was traditionally Prussian borderland, 120 km long and 40 km wide, stretching north along the Memel River. In 1422, the ...


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    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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