Pragmatism in Action: What to Expect from the Putin-Merkel Summit
17.08.2018
On Saturday, August 18, Angela Merkel will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Schloss Meseberg government residence.

Expert: 
Vladislav Belov
Trump Administration Plans for Regime Change in Iran: Mad, Bad, and an…
17.08.2018
It is increasingly clear that for powerful elements of the Trump administration backed by the Israel lobby, the demand for a renegotiation of the Iran nuclear deal is only a thin cover for a strategy

Expert: 
Anatol Lieven
Not to Stay Away: Why the Putin-Kim Summit Is Important for Détente on the…
17.08.2018
Normal working relations with Pyongyang is the trump card that Russia can use in the complex diplomatic game around North Korea. Professor Georgy Toloraya, Executive Director of the Russian National

Expert: 
Georgy Toloraya
Sanctions Serve to Maintain US Global Hegemony
16.08.2018
In a world where the US dollar and American corporations are still dominating, the anti-Russia sanctions are designed to restore the shaky hegemony of the United States. The US President is not

Expert: 
Andrei Tsygankov
Prospects Dim for the Nuclear Deal As European Businesses Quit Iran
15.08.2018
On August 7, new US sanctions against Iran came into force. The European Union declared its intention to block them in order to protect European companies working in Tehran. Can this policy be

Expert: 
Anton Khlopkov
Buying Russian Missile Systems Would Be a Political Breakthrough for Turkey
15.08.2018
The integration of the Russian missile systems into NATO’s air defense is technically feasible, but very difficult organizationally, because it is necessary to combine software and allow the Russian

Expert: 
Evgeny Buzhinsky
The Caspian Sea Is a Sea of Cooperation, Not Competition
14.08.2018
In the future, the Caspian Sea should become a “sea of cooperation, not competition.” The Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea establishes a platform for the beginning of constructive

Expert: 
Farhad Mammadov
Caspian Сonvention Is Signed, but What Are Its Potential Pitfalls?
14.08.2018
The signing of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea is the practical result and undoubted success of the diplomacy of the five Caspian countries, The Convention is a basic document,

Expert: 
Bulat Sultanov
Trump’s Trade Policy: Toward a Global Trade War?
14.08.2018
Notwithstanding Trump’s aggressive rhetoric towards Germany and the EU, there is a fundamental distinction between U.S. interests with respect to Europe, on one hand, and China, on the other hand.

Expert: 
Alan W. Cafruny
Korean Peninsula Settlement: Well Kept Secret
14.08.2018
On August 13, DPRK and the Republic of Korea agreed to hold another summit meeting: in Pyongyang in September. The next important moment for the settlement on the Korean peninsula will be in November,
Caspian Summit Ushers In a New Era of Cooperation for Littoral States
13.08.2018
On August 12, 2018, the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan signed, in the Kazakh city of Aqtau, the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, which had been
Two Significant Developments in US-Russian Relations
13.08.2018
In 2017-2018, there were two significant developments in US-Russian relations. The first was the re-establishment of contacts at the highest level, with the meetings between Presidents Putin and Trump

Expert: 
Angela Stent

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