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The European Union: To Be or Not to Be?
17.02.2017
The year 2017 – the election year in many important EU countries - may be fateful. Instead of ‘more Europe’, the principles of subsidiarity and decentralization should apply, for some Eurozone

Expert: 
Rein Müllerson
US-China Relationship Is in Turmoil Under President Donald Trump: An Outlook…
17.02.2017
Although the US wants to benefit from trade and economic links with China, it does not want China to gain an enhanced status and authority globally. The US was not pleased to see China reaching out to
Pre-Election Promises and the General Line: What Will Happen to the US Middle…
16.02.2017
On Wednesday, February 15, US President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington. At a joint press conference following the talks, the US President said he did not
Six-Party Conference in Moscow on Afghanistan: Without US and NATO?
16.02.2017
Russia is becoming one of the leading mediators in the process of Afghan crisis settlement.Since the current government of Afghanistan feels not so confident enough in terms of security (it is

Expert: 
Alexei Fenenko
North Korea with Missiles Is Not a Whipping Boy
16.02.2017
North Korea's actions look more like a strategical deterrence than the aggressive course that its enemies try to attribute to Pyongyang, masking by the tittle-tattle about the North Korean threat
To Russia's Friends in Asia and Beyond
15.02.2017
Russia wants to remain a major power in the modern world. This implies the ability to be a source of important regional initiatives and projects rather than remain focused on the existing projects.
Syrian Renaissance Plan: Reconstructing Syria After Its Devastation by War and…
14.02.2017
Western Syria’s territory will be secured and declared the Syrian Resettlement Zone for all Syrian refugees now located in Europe, Jordan and Turkey. The safe zone will be secured by established

Expert: 
Paul E. Vallely
US-Canada: Can Justin Trudeau Influence Donald Trump's Foreign Policy?
14.02.2017
Trudeau will likely follow the pattern of other leaders and downplay his ideological and other differences with Trump when meeting him in person. The US President will also shun a public

Expert: 
Richard Weitz
Will Trump's Rhetoric Ruin the Nuclear Deal with Iran?
13.02.2017
Donald Trump is hardly ready to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). However, in the course of implementation the United States is likely to slow

Expert: 
Vladimir Sazhin
The Only Path to Democracy for the Middle East
13.02.2017
The first step towards the democratisation of the Middle East and North Africa states is to secularise such societies. Once the majority of the sons and daughters of the societies of this region

Expert: 
Tarek Heggy
The Meaning of Belarusian Grievances Against Russia
10.02.2017
All of Russia’s problems associated with the post-Soviet countries are rooted in the “civilizational divorce,” or more precisely semi-divorce. The accustomed format of Russia-Belarus relations

Expert: 
Andrey Skriba
Re-Thinking the BRICS: On the Concepts of BRICS+ and BRICS++
07.02.2017
By building a network of economic alliances across continents the BRICS may take the lead in shaping global economic integration against the backdrop of waning integration impulses in the developed