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Andres Ortega: COVID-19 pandemic to have major impact on global economy

31.03.20 23:47

The pandemic of the new coronavirus infection COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) will have a serious impact on the global economy and political relations between the countries, says Andres Ortega, a council member of ECFR and a senior research fellow at the Elcano Royal ...

Nidhal Guessoum: Situation with coronavirus shows people lack basic medical knowledge

05.03.20 22:07

The outbreak of COVID-19 and panic around its rapid spread have demonstrated a lack of basic medical knowledge among residents of different countries, says a professor at the American University in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Nidhal Guessoum in his article ...

Sajad Jiyad: Growing number of problems in Iraq reduces chances for deep reforms

04.03.20 23:06

The prospects for fundamental reforms in Iraq are moving away as the number of political and socio-economic problems in the country increases, says Sajad Jiyad, an analyst and researcher focused on the processes and changes taking place in the republic, in his article ...

Arctic-2020 participants discuss prospects for territories exploration and development

28.02.20 22:30

More than 500 people, including specialists from the US, Turkey, Latvia and Estonia, took part in the fifth international conference The Arctic: Offshore Projects and Sustainable Development of Regions, Arctic-2020, which was held at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of ...

Hugh Lovatt: “Deal of the Century” cements one-state reality in Israeli-Palestinian conflict

21.02.20 22:14

The “Deal of the Century” proposed by the US President Donald Trump to resolve Israeli-Palestinian conflict promotes a single-state scenario for resolving the conflict. This is the opinion expressed by Hugh Lovatt, a policy fellow with the Middle East and North ...

Experts: RIF one of main economic forums in Russia and abroad

08.02.20 22:17

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree postponing the holding of the Russian Investment Forum (RIF), which was scheduled to take place in Sochi on February 12–14. The corresponding document is published on the website of the Russian government.

TurkStream to intensify Russia–Turkey relations and strengthen Russia’s position in EU energy market

31.01.20 23:37

Gazprom supplied its first billion cubic meters of gas via the TurkStream gas pipeline, which started its commercial supplies on 1 January 2020, says the message published on the website of the Russian energy company on January 27. Of that amount, about 54 per cent went to ...

Anthony Dworkin: Soleimani’s death opened new chapter in organizing targeted killings

15.01.20 23:39

The death of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani as a result of US airstrike marks a novel shift in targeted killing, dangerous to the global order, says Anthony Dworkin, a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations working in the areas of human rights, ...

UK Conservatives’ victory ends Brexit debate

28.12.19 22:43

The Conservatives’ convincing victory in early UK elections on December 12, which resulted in their record majority in the House of Commons from Margaret Thatcher’s time, will allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson to fulfill his promise to end Brexit and withdraw the United Kingdom of the EU by 31 January 2020.

Jonathan Hackenbroich: New reality makes German elites think about strengthening euro

23.12.19 23:31

The topic of internationalising the euro is no longer the taboo it once was in Germany – quietly, but indisputably, views in Berlin are starting to shift, says the ECFR policy fellow for economic statecraft Jonathan Hackenbroich in his article “Could Germany Make ...

Rosatom’s experience in NPP construction gives confidence in successful implementation of project in Uzbekistan

11.12.19 23:40

The new Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi, who officially took office for a four-year period on December 3, confirmed the IAEA’s readiness to continue to provide technical and expert assistance to Uzbekistan, including in ...

Expert: Sudan’s transition to civilian rule depends on Hamdok’s course

02.12.19 23:38

Solving economic problems in Sudan should not push political issues to the background, says Jean-Baptiste Gallopin, expert in comparative and historical sociology at Yale, in his article Sudan’s Chance for Democracy published on the website of the European Council on ...

BRICS summit results indicate increase in union’s potential in world politics

27.11.19 18:58

The 11th BRICS Summit attended by the heads of state and heads of government of the five member states was held in the capital of Brazil on November 13–14 under the motto Economic Growth for an Innovative Future and ended with the adoption of a joint declaration in ...

Russia–Africa Forum in Sochi builds solid foundation for further cooperation between parties

09.11.19 22:55

More than 6 thousand participants and media representatives from Russia and 104 foreign countries and territories visited the first Russia–Africa Summit and Economic Forum held under the motto For Peace, Security and Development in Sochi on 23–24 October.

Western sanctions on Russia in conflict with European interests

06.11.19 23:29

Russia suffers only a little more than half the damage from Western sanctions , while the rest of the losses is rather unevenly distributed among those states that introduced the restrictive measures. This is the result of a study by economists Matthieu Crozet from the Lingnan University in Hong Kong and Julian Hinz from the Kiel ...

Reasons for Ecuador unrest lie much deeper than fuel subsidies abolition

31.10.19 23:03

The Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources of Ecuador announced the release of a number of oil facilities seized by protesters in early October, and the country’s recovery of its oil production.

Turkey’s operation in northern Syria causes mixed opinions among politicians and experts

17.10.19 23:36

Despite the position of Western countries, Ankara is not going to stop its anti-terrorist Operation Peace Spring in Syria until it achieves goals. This was stated by the Press Secretary of the President of Turkey Ibrahim Kalin.

Trump impeachment inquiry splits American society and exacerbates political crisis

08.10.19 21:30

US President Donald Trump impeachment inquiry has split American society, which is evidenced by the results of several studies published over the past two weeks.

Foreign participants consider EEF important platform for discussion and problem solving

26.09.19 23:39

More than 8.5 thousand delegates, exhibitors and media representatives from Russia and 65 countries and territories visited the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), which was held in Vladivostok on September 4–6 under the motto The Far East – Development Horizons.

Dean Baker: States must be prepared to increase spending on environmental issues

17.09.19 22:46

Countries’ authorities should be prepared to increase the costs of implementing measures to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and prevent further global warming, says Dean Baker, the co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), author of ...

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