• 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

Trump’s Foreign Policy Is ‘Buy American’ — Become An Ally By Becoming A Client

The rest, including political initiatives and even military force, seem for Trump to serve only as means to achieve commercial ends.

The West’s Decadent Foreign Policy

The West is increasingly reluctant to allow its vision of civil liberties and human rights to shape foreign policy, often owing to the potential commercial costs. Such foreign-policy decadence threatens to undermine the West's claim to be a community of values – and the EU's claim to be more than a glorified customs union.

Russian-Chinese Exercises in the Baltic As an Element of a Changing World

On July 20th, the five day naval exercises between China and Russia were officially kicked off in the Baltic Sea. It seems that this has made restless the Western media. Even if it does not mean that "the specter of communism is wandering around Europe," at least one sentence is added: "This is another manifestation of the new authoritarian coalition."

A Tranquilizer With a Scent of Gunpowder. The Balance between Russian and NATO Forces in Eastern Europe after 2014

The serious decline in Russia’s relations with the West has breathed a new life into NATO, which returned to its traditional role, the containment of Russia.

A Cyber Revolt in the Making

Regular news reports on cyberattacks, information leaks, hacking and their political consequences have been dominating the headlines. Cyberspace turned out to be an efficient means to bring people together and to exert their will, which governments have to reckon with.

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.