Middle East: Main Challenges and Risks in 2018
The US as the traditional arbiter in the Middle East is increasingly disengaged from the region. If the lack of stability and reconciliation persists in Syria, Iraq or Libya, ISIS or other radical
Main priorities of Russia's policy in the Middle East
Russia is testing its opportunities to return to the global arena as one of key players.
Russia in the Middle East. Economic Progress in 2017
The main task of Russia is to convert the increased military and political influence in the MENA countries into effective financial and investment projects
Nuclear Weapons: Development and Accumulation
According to new Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), the Trump administration plans to loosen constraints on the use of nuclear weapons and develop new ones, including a low-yield nuclear warhead
Sales of Arms
Sales of arms and military services by the world’s largest arms-producing and military services companies—the SIPRI Top 100—totalled $374.8 billion in 2016, according to new international arms
New Automation Age
Business leaders, policy makers, and workers everywhere face considerable challenges in capturing the full potential of automation’s beneficial effect on the economy, even as they navigate the major
The End of the Russian Military Operation in Syria
On December 11, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian Defense Ministry to begin the withdrawal of troops from the country.
Militarization of the Asia-Pacific Region
The Asia-Pacific region is the most militarized region in the world. The three largest defense budgets in the world (the United States, China, and Russia) are by countries with significant
Demand for Energy Resources in the World
Total primary energy demand is set to increase by 35% in the period to 2040.
Fighting ISIS Across the Globe
ISIS continues to exert an influence outside Syria and Iraq, through direct attacks organized by the group or its affiliates or by inspiring and encouraging attacks.
Humanity Faces Global Risks
Changes in the global system have entered a qualitatively new phase. The erosion of the world order also affects domestic policies, as all major states are focused on their internal problems, having