Annotation of magazine number 4, April 2016

10:23 11.04.2016

Ryabkov S., Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Moscow always was and stays to be the diplomatic capital of the world

Every visit of the US State Secretary to Russia is certainly an extraordinary event and a number of visits indicates at least of an ambiguous position of the USA administration itself intermittently reminding that Russia “is isolated”, that Russia “has lost” its positions, etc. The fact itself of the State Secretary has come and long negotiations with him show that it’s very important for the USA administration to have a dialogue and try to solve problems interacting with Russia.


Titarenko М., Petrovsky V. About a neoeurasian identity of Russia

The beginning of implementation by Russia of a strategic course turning to the East has actualized a scientific and social and politic debate on the Eurasian identity of Russia. The true philosophic, geoeconomical and geopolitical meaning of the Russian eurasism is still to be formulated and perceived.

Likhachev V. An international agreement in practice of the Eurasian Economic Union

The EEU with the help of its foundation agreement now resolves the most important problems of the formation of a new integration according to many contemporary trends of the world politics and economy and as well, as legitimate demands of the basic principles of the international law and the Statute of the United Nations Organization.

Sodikov Sh., Safronov K., Mekhdiev E. “Post-maidan” prospects of the Eurasian integration

Experts wishing to determine the geopolitical situation in Eurasia tend to use a Persian word meaning an open ground – “maidan”. It’s true that the geopolitical configuration in Central Asia has changed under the influence of the events in the Ukraine and the process of European integration has faced new limiting factors and challenges.


Ozerov O. Russia and the future of the Middle East

The operation of the Russian Air and Space Forces hasn’t just saved the Syrian statehood, made the terrorists of the ISIS and Front of An-Nusra to retreat and the opposition to start negotiations, but urged the USA to begin rethinking of its attitude towards the struggle against the terrorism. But the formation of a united anti-terrorist front is far from going as fast, as one could wish. And what is it being interfered by, what are obstacles existing today?

Lukin А. Russia turning to Asia: myth or reality?

Beyond the criticism of Russia turning to Asia one may make out real interests of different political and economical groups within Russia. From one hand – those having business interests and propriety in the West; from the other – advocates of more “nationally based” home policy trying to make the actual Government to resign accusing it of following pro-Western course of Gaidar – Chubais. However understanding this one shouldn’t interfere any substantive examination of their arguments.

Arif Assalyoglou. The Middle East in the deadlock of radicalism

Radicalism used and keeps on using religious attribute, ethnic belonging, ideology and lack education as means to feed and support its existence. Radicalism distorts social medium where it has appeared in. Radical organizations not only create their own social base, but contribute to formation of an oppositional social base thereby originating a considerable social transformation.


Robin Grimes. Science in Great Britain – a dialogue with the Government and the society

The development of science and innovations is one of the priorities in Great Britain. Its obvious reasons are characteristic not just for the UK: the science is in the base of the economic growth, its dynamism and creativity make it possible for the economy to move forward.

Konnov V. National scientific funds within institutional structure of the science: foreign experience

An innovational economy functioning without interruption is accepted as a self-evident purpose of the economic policy of any country. The key element of an economy like this are high-tech and science intensive productions, however some close attention is also given to research sector including the humanitarian sphere.


Konarovsky М. Prospects of nationalПерспективы национального reconciliation in Afghanistan

The period after the withdrawal of the main part of the Western troop contingent from Afghanistan didn’t resulted in implementation of a weak hope that the authorities would be able to fulfill the most complex task of stabilizing the situation and ensuring peacemaking process in the country, including based on a dialogue with armed opposition. It looks like that the internal situation in Afghanistan in the close prospect will predetermined by an extreme instability.

Ponomariova Е., Mladenovich М. Public diplomacy of Russia: the Balkan direction

Amidst global transformations public diplomacy as an efficient practice of external political activity keeps strengthening its position. Today, influenced by technological transformations, the policy itself, either home, or external one, turns public and represents “a new style of power in the period of global informatization”.

Gaspartyan S. Relations between Israel and Turkey at the present stage and the Islamic factor

Hawing quarreled with all the countries of the region (except for Palestinians) and with Russia the Turkish leadership, a yesterday’s implacable enemy of Israel and gracious protector of HAMAS, now is organizing negotiations with the purpose to normalize the relations with Israel. All this, however, doesn’t indicate of restoration of a strategic alliance between Turkey and Israel existing ten years ago.

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