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.


Heartland Reunion: Geopolitical Chimera or Historical Chance?

Anyone who has at least some idea about the theory of international relations should remember the oft-quoted formula put forward by the father of British geopolitics, Halford Mackinder: “Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island; who rules the World-Island commands the world.”

Why Is It So Difficult for Russia and Japan to Come to Agreement?

Experts had many expectations ahead of the Russian-Japanese summit held in Moscow in late January. Many believed that the meeting between the two leaders would lead to a breakthrough expressed in the signing of a peace treaty and introduction of full clarity in the matter of the Japanese claims to four Kuril islands.

The Domino Effect: America’s Withdrawal from the INF Treaty and Its Ramifications

The United States has launched the procedure of withdrawal from the Treaty on the Elimination of the Intermediate-Range and Shorter-Range Missiles (INF Treaty). Russia, in turn, also suspended its participation in the INF.

Indian Approaches to Multilateral Cooperation and Institutions in Eurasia

Relations between the US and Russia are at their worst since the end of the Cold War, China and the US have tense relations, India and China are trying to stabilize relations after a period of acrimony. The major powers appear today to be like the unhappy families in Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina: ‘Each unhappy family (major power in this case) is unhappy in its own way.’

From Mistrust to Solidarity or More Mistrust? Russia’s Migration Experience in the International Context

Freedom of movement and freedom to choose a place of residence can be ranked among the category of freedoms which, as part of the Global Commons, have been restricted to varying degrees at the level of communities, states, and international associations.