Russia and the G7 Summit: Much Will Depend on What Trump Wants
26.05.2017
The question of Russia's return to the G7 is not on the agenda of the summit. Trump's internal political problems, the pre-election situation in France, the UK and Germany will bring
Trump Maiden Voyage: Riyadh, Brussels, Sicily
26.05.2017
President Donald Trump’s ambitious nine-day trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Europe has set in motion important changes in U.S. foreign policy with respect to the Middle East, but not with Western

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Alan W. Cafruny
NATO Summit in Brussels: Difficult Way to the Coalition Against ISIS
25.05.2017
NATO as a military organization is hardly suitable for the fight against terrorism. It's like hammering a nail with a microscope. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created for entirely

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Ivan Timofeev
Rodrigo Duterte in Russia: Arms Deal on the Way?
24.05.2017
Duterte's visit is a necessary prelude to cooperation in the field of defense. It is not the first time the Filipinos wish to buy Russian weapons. The Filipinos got from the former colonial power

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Viktor Sumsky
Renewed Focus on Security Makes Theresa May’s Position Stronger Ahead of…
23.05.2017
The Manchester attack came at a time when Theresa May was trying to recover from a serious misjudgement on social and health policy. That mistake – which called into question the Conservatives’ claim

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Mary Dejevsky
Russia and the West: How to Deal with the Threat of Extremism
23.05.2017
The threat of terrorism and extremism will undoubtedly be among the priorities on the agenda of the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels. The organization’s members justly consider terrorism to be one of

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Ivan Timofeev
Hindu Nationalism: A Reality Check for Liberalism and Globalisation
23.05.2017
The election victories of Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party (the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP) and its allies in India are in some respects the greatest moral and intellectual blow that

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Anatol Lieven
Italy-Russia: Keeping the Line
22.05.2017
Relations with Russia for years paid the price of the European sanction policy that Italy is accepting with increased malevolence, but it continues to respect it in the name of the unity of the
Iran: Established Political Tradition Is Not Broken
22.05.2017
It so happened that all the presidents in Iran’s history have served two terms, as allowed by the Constitution. The exceptions were caused by extraordinary events. President Banisadr was toppled,

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Nina Mamedova
Presidential Elections in Iran Will Not Affect Relations with Russia
19.05.2017
If the current President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani is defeated, we should expect significant changes in the country's domestic and foreign policies, but this will not affect relations with Russia.
Future of the Eurasian Economic Union
19.05.2017
One of the most interesting features of the Eurasian Economic Union is that some time after accession to it the public of the member country begins to complain, groan and resent with the general

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Marat Shibutov
The US and Central Asia: Past Trends and Current Priorities
19.05.2017
Donald Trump has prioritized combating terrorism as a pillar for his own base of support and as a focal point of his foreign and national security policies. Central Asian states may see their own

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Clifford Kupchan