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Anatoly Adamishin
Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of USSR (1986–1990), First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia (1993–1994), Minister of CIS Affairs for Russia (1997–1998). Moscow, Russia.

Olga Butorina
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Professor.  Head of Chair, European Integration Dpt., Advisor to the President, Moscow State University а Foreign Affairs. Moscow, Russia.  

Alexander Filippov
Doctor of Social Science, Full Professor with National Research University–Higher School of Economics, Head of the Center of Fundamental Social Science of the Poletayev Institute of Humanitarian Historical and Theoretical Studies. Moscow, Russia.  

Leonid Grigoriev
Chief advisor to the head of the Analysis Center under the Government of the Russian Federation, Head of the World Economy Chair of the World Economy and International Affairs Department of the National Research University–Higher School of Economics. Moscow, Russia.

Sergey Kravets
Executive Editor of The Great Russian Encyclopedia publishers, Chief of the Religious and Research Center Orthodox Encyclopedia. Moscow, Russia.

Andrey Lankov
PhD in History, Prof., Kookmin University, College of Social Studies. Seoul, Republic of Korea  

Alexander Lomanov
D.Sc. (History), RAS Professor,  Chief Research Fellow (g.n.s.) Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences.  

Alexei Miller
Dr. Sc. (History). Professor, European University at Saint-Petersburg.

Peter Paul Anatol Lieven (United Kingdom)
Professor, Georgetown University in Qatar, Senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC.

Yuri Slezkine
Professor of History, Director of the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. U.S.A.  

Anatoly Vishnevsky
Dr. Sc. (Economics), Director of the Institute of Demography of the State University- Higher School of Economics. Moscow, Russia.

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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.

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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.


The New DETER Bill: Can Sanctions Help Deter Russia?

Russia and Russian-US relations are unlikely to become any easier. The issue of “election interference” will remain salient, though some fatigue has already set in. Most likely, its prominence will abate in the US political conversation, though it will remain on the international agenda. It will also remain tethered to US sanctions on Russia, and sanctions will continue to be viewed as a means of deterring Moscow.

Escape from responsibility: the U.S. is looking for a way out of Afghanistan

In the context of ongoing negotiations between the Taliban and the United States, the vigilance of all parties involved in the Afghan conflict is growing.

Moscow cultivates neutral image as Libya quakes

Russia’s deputy foreign minister and Putin’s special envoy for the MENA region, Mikhail Bogdanov, received a phone call April 6 from Gen. Khalifa Hifter, the commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA).

Battle Robots Rivalry and the Future of War

Unmanned military systems – or ‘military robots’ – are becoming more commonplace among the rising number of armies around the world and are used with increasing frequency in combat. Leading powers, their challengers as well as their non-state combat opponents have begun to design, test, and field numerous unmanned systems.

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.’