Annotation of magazine number 1, January, 2017

11:20 20.03.2017

politics

Schetinin A., I am Fidel!”

The man who dominated the mind of millions of people in many countries for more than a half of a century has left this world. A politician that influenced the world history process of the second half of the 20-th century. He outlived several Presidents of the USA and General Secretaries of the CPSU who even can’t be compared with him by the place they occupied in the history. You might not like  him, but he can’t be recognized!

Shamshad Akhtar, ESCAP and transport problem in the Pacific Rim

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) deals with a large number of problems related to the Pacific Rim including implementation of the regional connectivity program. But you need an improvement in the integration of the regional transport systems in order to achieve any visible success in this direction.

Franco Frattini., Crisis situations in the Mediterranean

World disorder” – it is the most suitable definition of the events that now take place in the Mediterranean Region. It’s remarkable that last year it was commemorated an anniversary of the Yalta Agreements of 1945, that had originated a new “world order”, and 70 years later the events occurring against the background  of flashes in various “hot points” around the whole world make us  to talk about a “world disorder”.

 Sayamov Y., Project of the International University in Rome

An accentuated international character of the project combines with the traditions of Italian humanism used in the programs being elaborated  and pedagogical experience of a famous Italian teacher, Augusto Romagnoli,  who in the first half of the 20-th century by a strange quirk of fate worked in the building of the contemporary “Link Campus” university.  

Ossipov Е., Crisis of the French socialism

Benoît Hamon has won the second round of the primaries of the French left wing and now he is the candidate for the Presidency from the Socialist Party. His victory is unexpected and even sensational.

trends

Lookin V., Foreign-policy course of post-Soviet Russia: looking for an identity

Fortunately or unfortunately the today’s post-imperial and post-Soviet Russia has just begun with its self-determination. It’s rather difficult for the country existing in its contemporary hypostasis only for a quarter of a century to form a clear and convincing message to send “urbi et orbi” about its essence and how to implement it best in the surrounding world.

Rybas S., Rybas Е.,  Notes on the February Revolution

What was the Russian Empire in the beginning of the 20-th century? A great power rivaling with other great powers, but all the same – not the most industrially and financially developed one, with its people far from being the most educated and wealthy, with its elite already disrupted. ButiteconomicpotentialwasenormousCultural and scientific achievements were indisputable, enterprising groups – passionate, intellectuals – unselfish, in opposition to the Crown power and politically active.

in memoriam

In memory of Alexander Kadakin

YALTA-2016

Particularities of the contemporary integration processes within the post-Soviet space 

In Yalta it has been held the seventh traditional international conference hosted by the monthly “International Affairs” with the assistance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. This time it was the particularities of the contemporary integration processes within the post-Soviet space chosen as a topic for discussion.   

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