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.


What is the ‘New Era’ of the Sino-Russian Relationship?

For a long time, Western commentators did not take the close relationship between Russia and China seriously, because conventional wisdom held that the foundation of this link is fragile. Russia has its “Eurasian complex,” which is considered ephemeral and opportunistic, whereas in China there has been a strong distrust of Russia since the 1949 Communist revolution, as typified by the Mao-Stalin alienation. Today, such analytical logic can no longer hold water.

Is There Life After Arms Control Death?

For several years, serious experts in Russia and the West have repeatedly warned the public about the threat of the collapse of the international nuclear arms control system. They spoke about the system, to be precise, because in the past half a century arms control developed as a sum-total of supplementary elements rather than an eclectic set of separate unrelated bilateral or multilateral agreements.

The INF Treaty: Mirror or Abyss?

The number of nuclear weapon states, their respective arsenals, and transatlantic nuclear arrangements make Europe one of the most “nuclearized” continents. Luckily, even when the total warhead numbers were even higher, nuclear use had been avoided – although the threat remains real.

Common Dreams or Vulgar Delusions? Elite Preoccupations in Discourses about the ‘Commons’

Our age is witness to a proliferation of discourses about the ‘commons’. They are emerging from more and more quarters, and the word is being applied to more things than ever before. One important strand of discourse, claiming to be communist, seeks to apply it to all kinds of spheres, from the earth and its natural bounty to culture, and to all sorts of resources, from the most immaterial, such as common knowledge, to the most material, such as the use of the earth’s finite natural resources. Internet activists refer to information and knowledge that exits on the web as the ‘digital commons’.

Globalization: New Pathways Along the South–South Axis

The year 2018 was marked by escalation in trade tensions among the world’s largest economies, mostly via bilateral trade restrictions.