№ 2 April/June 2013
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Global Challenges and Russia’s Foreign Policy

The article discusses the results of Russian foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union against the background of major new global and regional international trends and the policy of other major world powers.

Editor's column

Like Obama, Trump Is Unlikely to Lead as the World’s Policeman

Obama started dismantling America’s global obligations. Trump is likely to take that a step further.


In reading Putin, don’t mistake nostalgia for ambition

Vladimir Putin has mentioned several times that the collapse of the Soviet Union was a geopolitical mistake. Although these words were often interpreted as his desire to constitute that country, there is little reason to believe this.

Are China and Russia Partnering to Create an Axis?

After experiencing many ups and downs in their relationship, China and Russia have forged a strategic partnership since the advent of the 21st century. While Russia's relations with the United States and the European Union have hit a rough patch, its ties with China are on an upward trend.

What If… the Soviet Union Had Not Collapsed?

The 13th annual meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club includes a special session on the theme “What if… the Soviet Union had not collapsed?”

Prospects for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Vis ? Vis Russia’s Interests

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is by far the most ambitious project in the field of contractual formats of regional economic cooperation, combining traditional measures to liberalize mutual trade with regulatory rules of economic activity on the territories of member states. If successful, this project will influence on the development of both the world economy and its regulatory mechanisms.

Correction of Errors: How the Kremlin Re-Equilibrated Authoritarian Elections in 2016

After Russia’s wave of protest during the 2011-2012 election cycle, the country’s authorities embarked on an effort to prevent anti-regime mass mobilization during subsequent election periods.

Russia’s Use of Military Force as a Foreign Policy Tool IS THERE A LOGIC?

Russia has used its military beyond its borders with unprecedented frequency in the period since the invasion of Crimea in February 2014.