• 16 november 2013

    Will NGOs Survive In the Future?

    A significant number of non-governmental actors can justifiably be regarded as an integral part of modern diplomacy, if by diplomacy we mean the communication system available to the international community.

  • 23 october 2013

    Understanding the specifics of Russian xenophobia

    Migration policies and xenophobia in Russia are at the forefront of political discussion in the wake of the riots in Biryulyovo.

  • 25 september 2013

    EU versus Russia: Lessons in Victory Classics. A View from Tbilisi

    Given decades of East-West encounters, the latest EU-Russia diplomatic row is “just another classic.” Nearing November’s Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, it will be the match to watch. Question: what happens in December?

  • 12 october 2012

    Cuban Crisis: 50 years later

    The Cuban Missile Crisis marked a turning point in the debate in the U.S. policy-making community over whether the nuclear war was winnable.

  • 3 october 2012

    What they mean when they talk about Russia


    The U.S. faces an increasingly complex international environment, and the candidates do voters a disservice by failing to articulate their foreign policy visions.

  • 29 november 2006

    Russia Is Not Prepared to Restore the Empire

    When the Baltic countries entered NATO and the European Union a couple of years ago, many thought it was the end of the centuries-old "red line." Euro-Atlantic organizations had crossed into the former Russian and Soviet empires.

  • 10 november 2004

    Russia at the Turn of the Century: Hopes and Reality

    In September 2004, the Russian city of Novgorod hosted an international conference entitled Russia at the Turn of the Century: Hopes and Reality. Its organizers were the RIA Novosti news agency, the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Russia in Global Affairs, and The Moscow Times.

  • 10 november 2004

    Requiem for Ethnos. Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology

    Requiem for Ethnos is written in a manner that is not typical of the contemporary Russian social science. The book is defiantly provocative: the author deliberately makes many sharp statements, which strive to involve his colleagues in polemics. The book demonstrates not only the author’s profound knowledge of the actual processes now taking place in society, but also his knowledge of the diverse opinions held by his Russian and foreign colleagues.

  • 13 april 2004

    Ukraine: Different from Russia

    Any debate that attempts to determine whose grief in the world is the most painful would be senseless: every country has its share of skeletons in the closet. How can the bleeding wound of Chechnya be compared with the Tibetans’ tragedy, or the simmering tensions in the Chu valley with the Kosovo impasse?

  • 13 april 2004

    The Bubble of American Supremacy. Correcting the Misuse of American Power.

    George Soros, a foreign exchange dealer and philanthropist, who has spent a considerable part of his life working on the theory and practical implementation of an “open society,” has published several books devoted to what he describes as the “reform of global capitalism.” His latest work on the subject, entitled The Bubble of American Supremacy. Correcting the Misuse of American Power is a worthy continuation of that series.

  • 18 february 2004

    National Security Policy in the Making (Russia’s National Security Policy in the Context of Globalization Problems).

    The concept of ‘national security’ was introduced by Walter Lippmann in his book U.S. Foreign Policy: Shield of the Republic published in 1943. The concept was officially accepted in the 1947 National Security Act which laid the basis for the establishment of the U.S.

  • 18 february 2004

    Russian-Chinese Military-Technical Cooperation in 1992-2002: Achievements, Tendencies, Perspectives.

    The military-technical cooperation between Russia and China or, in other words, the delivery of Russian military materiel and technologies to China, is one of the most interesting – and covert – facets of Russia’s present foreign and military-technical policy.

  • 1 december 2003

    Kyoto Protocol: Pros & Cons

    Until recently the subject of climate was of concern only to the meteorologists, whereas today it has become a global political issue. Now that the United States has declined to sign the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the protocol’s future depends on Russia.

  • 1 december 2003

    Yuri Dubinin


    The international community is outraged by the U.S. unilateral air strikes in the Middle East in defiance of the UN. While world leaders discuss how to reinstate the UN’s guiding role, the American administration builds up its capacities for war, while receiving ratification for the most exorbitant military budgets ever.

  • 1 december 2003

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    It has become commonplace for politicians now to say that history changed its course on September 11, 2001 with the collapse of the Twin Towers in New York. Meanwhile, economists do not find anything symbolic about the date of March 11, 2000, although it was on that day that the S&P500 reached its record high and then began its continuous decline. From the point of view of the politicians, we all are living in a world that differs dramatically from the world of the 1990s.

  • 16 september 2003

    “Russia and the New World Architecture”

    Europe, America and International Law after the Iraqi War

  • 16 september 2003

    Not Divorced from the Future

    Democracy is a mere shape assumed by the political process and not its essence, Farid Zakaria, one of the most original political analysts of      modern-day America, claims in his best-selling book, The Future of Freedom. Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad. At variance with particular ideologists in Washington, the author asserts that democracy is unable to offer an adequate solution to contemporary problems.

  • 17 may 2003

    Out of Touch with Reality

    Two new Russian books on globalization, one written under the auspices of the Gorbachev Foundation and the other by Russian Communist leader Gennady Zyuganov, evoke rather questionable thoughts concerning the ability of the Russian intellectual elite to propose viable models for Russia’s development in the modern world.

  • 26 march 2003

    A New Testament for a Multipolar World

    The new book by Yevgeny Primakov lays out his views on the major contemporary problems, such as terrorism and Islamic extremism, the Israeli-Arab conflict, and the role of the United States in today’s world. He also discusses scenarios for a future world order and Russia’s place in it.

  • 26 march 2003

    Anti-Americanism: Is It Europe’s Obsession?

    At a time when the Old World does not conceal its irritation with the United States, Jean-FranНois Revel, a patriarch of the French intellectual tradition, comes out in America’s support.

  • 25 march 2003

    A History of Lost Opportunities

    The theoretical basis of The Drama of Russian Political History is a fundamentally new concept of Russian history focused on the human being.

  • 24 march 2003

    The Caspian Gordian Knot

    The vast energy resources of the Caspian Sea have provoked a clash of interests between many countries and transnational corporations. In the markedly new historical and geopolitical environment, few of the newly established states in the region consider relations with Russia to be a priority, and are using the oil and gas factor as one of the most effective political tools in international relations.

  • 24 march 2003

    Russia’s Southern Burden

    In the coming decades, challenges from the North Caucasus will constitute the most serious threat to Russia; the entire region is rife with problems. Russia’s other Muslim enclaves are not safe from the threat of conflict, either.

  • 16 november 2002

    Coming Closer to the Truth

    “The vast majority of Muslims are not terrorists, but the vast majority of terrorists are Muslims,” – notes Dinesh D’Souza in his new book.

  • 16 november 2002

    Wilson – Truman’s Forerunner

    It is commonly believed that the Cold War between the U.S. and the Soviet Union began in the mid-1940s. Professor of History at the University of Illinois Donald Davis and President of the University of Virginia Eugene Trani have arrived at a surprise conclusion – the Cold War started much earlier.

  • 16 november 2002

    A Reader on Russia’s Foreign Policy

    This new book by Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov page by page traces the changes in the strategies of Russia’s diplomacy in recent years.

  • 16 november 2002

    The Old Country Behind a New Faсade

    Russia stands somewhere in the middle between a market democracy and various forms of authoritarian rule – from communist to fascist, writes Thomas Graham in his book. Graham is the chief Russian expert in the current U.S. Administration.

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Publisher's column

Russia’s Victory, new Concert of Nations

Russia was resolved and would win, which it actually did by the beginning of 2016. Threats to tear its economy to tatters and organize regime change either through asphyxiating sanctions, organizing “a conspiracy of oligarchs” or popular discontent have been forgotten.

Editor's column

Atlantic Drift: Russia and the U.S.-Europe Divide

Relations between Russia, Europe, and the United States are in flux as none is able or wants to maintain what it once had. An attempt to revive the Cold War paradigm has failed, and a new framework of relations has not formed. This state of uncertainty will most likely endure until each player achieves a measure of domestic stability.

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO): Bridging the Conflict between Progress and Humanism

The perspective from a highly technical and science-based organization, gives a positive and hopeful outlook on what technological progress can contribute to the future of humanity.

Revolution, War and Empire

My aim in this piece is to look at the international context of the Russian Revolution and to assess its influence on the Revolution’s causes, course and consequences.

The Arctic In An Age Of Geopolitical Change: Assessment And Recommendations

Arctic remains one of the world’s last great, pristine and undeveloped areas. Equivalent to one-sixth of the world’s landmass, the region is home to just 4 million people. The region is rich in both renewable and non-renewable resources.

Great Power Interventions and the Future of Responsibility to Protect

It may often seem that a whole epoch has passed since the Kosovo Commission’s oft-cited conclusion that the NATO intervention into Yugoslavia in 1999 was “illegal, but legitimate”.

Turkey and Russia, Erdogan and Putin

By the summer of 2016, it had become relatively commonplace in Western policy circles to wonder if Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was following in the footsteps of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and, if so, how far down that path he would take Turkey.

The Need to Massage Egos: Status Politics as a Crucial Element of US-Russia Relations

Despite multiple official declarations of non-adversarial intentions issued by the United States and Russia over the past quarter-century, both sides have been unable to avoid repeated bouts of conflict escalation.