Abstract of journal number 5, May 2012

11:38 27.05.2012


Business and human rights - the struggle of opposites, or the requirement of the present?

Gatilov G.

In an increasingly globalized world, the intertwining of financial and economic ties and the question of the civilized behaviour of transnational corporations is beginning to take on a special poignancy. Corporations are called upon to be leaders in the field of labour relations, be in compliance with labour laws, and therefore, of human rights.

Keywords: business and human rights, transnational corporations, TNC, HRC, CCP "Russia Forum 2012".

 Central Asia under the "waterproof umbrella" of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

Barsky K.
The implementation and the successful establishment of the SCO is due to a whole range of factors. It is necessary to highlight two: the increase of various threats and attractive opportunities for economic and humanitarian cooperation, and therefore for their own development.

Key words: the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Central Asia, Eurasia, security, terrorism, drug trafficking, Afghanistan, transport communications, the Eurasian Economic Union, the UN, the "Rules of conduct in the field of International Information Security (IIS)," extra-regional players, the United States, European Union, NATO, identity, strategy of SCO development.

CSTO guarantee of security in Eurasia. The 10th anniversary of the founding of the organization.

Lyakin - Frolov I.

May 15, 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Collective Security, and 10 years since the founding of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

Keywords: Treaty on Collective Security, Collective Security Treaty Organization, CIS, CRRF, CMC, CSC.

 Mexico and Russia: the open-door policy

Lozano Lozano P.

If national security interests prevail over commercial interests and lead to the closure of borders or limit migration flows, they can become an obstacle for the development of trade relations with attendant negative consequences for the economy.

Keywords: visa facilitation, trade between Mexico and Russia, migration policy.
Column of the Chief Editor

 Europe meets Russia. The place of the meeting remains to be specified.

Oganesyan A.

At the Conference on "Europe meets Russia", young leaders from the European Union and the CIS gathered in Berlin. A very busy schedule was put together well by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. It is true that there was little talk of culture, and only a few of the speakers themselves were Russians.

Keywords: Conference on "Europe meets Russia", "from the Atlantic to the Urals", European Economic Area, Council of Russia and Europe.
Gold Collection

The Kingdom of Morocco: the state, which did not become part of the "Arab Spring"

Saadeddin Al-Osmani, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco.
The state of friendly relations between Morocco and Russia dates back to the XVIII century, when the Moroccan Sultan Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah and the Russian Empress Catherine II decided to give each other’s ships equal privileges, including protection.

Keywords: Kingdom of Morocco, bilateral cooperation, King Mohammed VI, the Arab League, Arab Maghreb Union.

The European vector

Results of the presidential elections and French foreign policy

Zvereva T.

The elections, held in two rounds (April 22 and May 6), showed that President Sarkozy has not enjoyed the popularity in France, which brought him to power five years ago. In the second round, Sarkozy gave way to his rival Francois Hollande, gathering 48.38% of the vote.

Keywords: presidential elections in France, Francois Hollande, French foreign policy, France's relations with the EU, the U.S. and NATO.

“Midterm blues” or has the pendulum started to swing?

Ananieva E.

On May 3, 2012 the UK held its annual elections for local authorities, which do not affect the balance of power in the national Parliament, but citizens can express their  attitudes not only to problems at the local level, but also to the policies of the entire government.

Keywords: Britain, the annual election of the local government, the period of “midterm blues”, “tax pie", the Tories, absenteeism.

Russian-Polish agreement 20 years old

Klepatsky L.

The contract was signed on 22 May 1992 in Moscow, during the official visit of the President of the Republic of Poland L. Walesa.

Keywords: Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Poland on friendly and good neighbourly cooperation, L. Walesa, Northern Army Group (NAG).

Settlement of ethnic conflicts: The Balkan experience

M. Mladenovic, Ponomareva, E.

The transformation and subsequent destruction of the bipolar system of international relations has become a detonator for many latent or "frozen" conflicts. For example, of the 232 conflicts that have taken place in 148 areas in the period from 1946 to 2006, more than half occurred after the end of the Cold War.

Keywords: ethnic and political conflicts, settlement model, external control, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia.

Civil society in the new model of governance and constitutional law

Vorobiev V., Kuritz C.

The purpose of civil society in the country is to recreate the missing inverse relationship between society and the government - the global management principle in nature and in all man-made artifacts.

Keywords: civil society, the tragic cycle of history, the state of the nation.

A crisis of ideology of multiculturalism and the fate of European civilization

Granovskaya M.

Globalization has coincided with the end of modernity. The processes of globalization have led to the need for promoting inter-cultural dialogue. Globalization and the new global culture spawned the phenomenon of multiculturalism - a special kind of manifestation of tolerance needed to create a new society in the postmodern age.

Key words: multiculturalism, Western culture, Euro centrism.

 If you want peace - prepare for war. The theoretical foundations of the American concept of nuclear nonproliferation

Surchina C.

The problem of nuclear weapons is one of the most serious threats to international security and stability. According to the World Nuclear Association, over the next 20 years, about 30 new countries will be able to produce enriched uranium and plutonium, and will have the knowledge to create a “judgement day” weapon.

Keywords: nuclear weapons, the NPT, "nuclear threshold" multilateral nuclear force (MNF), proactive and preventive effect, "Bush doctrine."
Milestones in history

 We defeated the monstrous enemy

Rubzov U.

For us, it was a war of annihilation, which we imposed on Hitler's fascism, and we were forced to take this war. The question was - either live or die.

Keywords: Victory Day, the Geneva Conventions, the Great Patriotic War.

 Saga of gold, ships and "Baltic diplomatic phantoms"

Oreshina M.

Since the early days of World War II, along with the "moral embargo" on shipments to the USSR of strategic goods and technology, the more complex issues in Soviet-American relations were the disagreements over the future of the Baltic States.

Keywords: Baltic factor in Soviet-American relations during the Second World War, the position of the Soviet Foreign Ministry of the USSR on the Baltic.

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