About the Journal

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The Journal is published by FOREIGN POLICY RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Focus and Scope

Russia in Global Affairs is an international platform that publishes the results of individual and collective research in political studies, foreign affairs and social and cultural as well as historical studies related to the international relations.

Russia in Global Affairs publishes article in English only, while receiving articles in English and Russian as well (Russian articles are translated into English by the Editorial Office).

Russia in Global Affairs aims to promote international political dialogue and foster better mutual understanding between scholars and policy-makers all over the world effectively facilitating track three diplomacy.

In addition to research articles, the journal accepts for publication interviews, as well as review articles and reviews of books and journals. Critical responses to articles published in the journal, as well as on significant Russian and foreign studies, are especially welcomed.

Publication Frequency

Quarterly

Publication Ethics

 Russia in Global Affairs is committed to following fair and professional practices in all aspects of its operation. The goal of the journal is to facilitate exchange of scientific knowledge across borders and across disciplines in political sciences and foreign relations; we aim to publish original research based on both empirical, rational and theoretical studies that is of interest and value to the international intellectual community. The editors of the journal adhere to codes of ethical conduct accepted by international academic publishers and expect similar from its authors and reviewers.

The following are basic rules and standards for the journal’s editors, authors, and reviewers.

Editors:

  • ensure fair, confidential, timely review process

  • make unbiased editorial decisions based strictly on academic merits of submitted materials regardless of commercial, ideological, or personal interests

  • pursue and publicize author and reviewer misconduct

  • are cognizant of potential conflicts of interest

Authors:

  • submit original work that has not been published by or submitted for publication to another print or electronic journal or book

  • do not engage in plagiarism or any inappropriate data fabrication and manipulation

  • guarantee their research was conducted in ethically and responsibly, without hazard to their subjects

  • appropriately acknowledge contribution of everyone who participated in production of research and its reporting

  • disclose relevant sources of funding and any conflicts of interest

  • clearly and fully describe their methodologies and, whenever possible, retain data and pertinent documentation so that their findings can be confirmed by others

Reviewers:

  • disclose any potential conflict of interest, including knowledge of manuscript’s authorship

  • promptly, confidentially, and objectively review article manuscripts

  • respect the proprietary rights of authors on their research (even if it remains unpublished)

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Publisher's column

A new world order: A view from Russia

Since around 2017–2018, the world has been living through a period of progressive erosion, or collapse, of international orders inherited from the past. With the election of Donald Trump and the rapid increase of US containment of Russia and China—which is both a consequence of this gradual erosion and also represents deep internal and international contradictions—this process entered its apogee.

Editor's column

Will US pullout from Syria increase risk of conflict with Russia?

The announcement of the US pullout from Syria was received with caution in Moscow. Besides the security and political challenges it may bring about, the Trump decision could mean the end of a practical, relatively constructive US-Russian approach to conflict at flashpoints.


Russia has 3 messages for Turkey over operation in Syria

Russia has its eye on long-term opportunities following Turkey's operation in northeast Syria.

The East’s Rise and the New Russian Foreign Policy

Russia is bracing to turn from its centuries-old foreign policy model (dating back to the Moscow Principality) to maintain direct control over its immediate periphery as a way to provide for its security. How new self-defense methods get integrated into the nation’s strategic culture can play a crucial role in the future.

Russian Interests in the Context of the Iranian-Saudi Crisis

Provocations benefit everyone. They allow strong states to express anger, reaffirm their supremacy, and to even use force but without resorting to war.

Developing the Far East and Chinese-Russian Relations: New Perceptions and New Practices

Developing the Russian Far East and Siberia has been an important step in state-building for Russia. Although there have been debates about appropriate ideas and policies in the strategy, developing the vast frontier region and promoting relations with Asian countries has set a steadfast direction of development for Russia. Chinese-Russian cooperation in the border region during the early stages of imperial Russia’s policies in the Far East holds enlightening significance for today’s bilateral cooperation.

Japan and the Development of the Russian Far East

The main objective for the Shinzo Abe administration’s active engagement in supporting the involvement of Japanese companies in the development of the Russian Far East is to create favourable environment for resolution of the territorial issue and conclusion of a peace treaty with Russia. Japan–Russia cooperation in the Russian Far East is part of Abe’s 8-point cooperation plan with Moscow.