Can We Talk about a Breakthrough in Russian-Japanese Relations?
28.03.2017
Tokyo’s desire for closer contact with Moscow is motivated by the apprehension that China will monopolize Russia’s natural resources in Siberia and the Far East and an intention to “drag” Russia away

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Valery Kistanov
Parliamentary Elections in Bulgaria: Results and Prospects
28.03.2017
The main intrigue is not connected with relative favorite of the elections, but who will be able to form a coalition government. Although GERB has preferable chances, it is possible that potential

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Pavel Kandel
Geopolitics of Northern Sea Route: Russia-China-India's Growing Interest in…
28.03.2017
China's efficient ship building and transport network could provide China faster access to the European markets through the Northern Sea Route, as well as to USA's east coast. These commercial
Russia-Iran: Memorandums of Understanding or Real Contracts?
27.03.2017
March 27 marks the beginning of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s two-day visit to Moscow. According to the official agenda, he will discuss "the whole complex of issues of Russian-Iranian
Russia-Japan Summit Could Improve Relations, but No Breakthrough Expected
27.03.2017
With the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Russia for a summit with President Vladimir Putin expected in April, Russia and Japan continue to have unsolved questions regarding their

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Masahiro Akiyama
The Northern Sea Route for Russia and the World
27.03.2017
For Russia the Northern Sea Route is first and foremost a transportation route for domestic and export shipments. Its primary purpose is to facilitate economic development in the sparsely populated

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Ilya Stepanov
The European Union at 60: Merkel’s Departure May Save Integration
24.03.2017
Angela Merkel’s departure from her current post could be a salvation for Europe. Her main political rival, Martin Schulz, is undoubtedly enthusiastic about European integration. It would be easier for
The UK in Terrorists' Crosshair: How Will London React to Recent Attack?
23.03.2017
The terrorist attack in London is very symbolic for Islamist terrorist groups because it took place in a strategically important place, in front of the Houses of Parliament. The area attacked was

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Evgenia Gvozdeva
Britain May Introduce Trump-Style Travel Restrictions After Attack
23.03.2017
It is too early to know more details about what appears to have been an attempted attack on the Houses of Parliament in London, but the date – the first anniversary of the attacks in Brussels – may be

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Mary Dejevsky
BRICS Plus: New Technology, New Vision for Economic Integration
23.03.2017
Against the backdrop of waning integration impulses in the developed world, the largest developing economies are forging ahead with new initiatives directed at revitalizing regional integration. The
Will Europe Make Its Own ‘Turn to the East’?
22.03.2017
Merkel may have to step over her own principles, stop looking at world trade within the constraints of liberal values and reorient itself to Asia. It’s an open question, whether China would agree to

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Alexander Rahr
Iran and Russia: Strategic Alliance or Strategic Cooperation?
22.03.2017
Security cooperation between Russia and Iran in the Syrian crisis should not be considered as a “strategic alliance”. The Russian government is not willing to enter into such an alliance with Iran

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Jahangir Karami