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Experts praise US-Russian nuclear arms talks revival

04.07.20 22:16

The United States is ready to consider extending the Russian-American treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive weapons (START, New START), but only under “select circumstances.” This was announced by Special Envoy of the US President for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea during a video briefing for journalists on ...

Donald Trump did not meet expectations of most Americans during his first term

19.06.20 23:16

US President Donald Trump is choosing a new slogan for his election campaign, which will be announced in the coming weeks, says The Washington Post referring to its own sources.

Mark Leonard: Paradigm shift taking place in relations between EU and China

12.06.20 22:45

After years of pursuing closer bilateral economic ties with China, Europeans have suddenly realised that they have become dangerously dependent on Chinese trade and investment, says Mark Leonard, Co-founder and Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), in ...

New sanctions not to significantly affect completion date for Nord Stream 2 project

01.06.20 23:12

The US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell’s statements concerning Washington’s plans to impose new sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project show that the US is dominated by politicians who use the energy factor in the mainstream of anti-Russian ...

Situation in Syria requires effective plan to resolve conflict

23.05.20 21:31

United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen called on Russia and the United States to continue dialogue on Syrian conflict. The corresponding statement was made at a meeting of the UN Security Council, which took place in a video conference format on May 18.

Global economy recovery after crisis largely depends on state policies

30.04.20 22:49

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is projected to contract 3 percent in 2020 and grow by 5.8 percent in 2021, says the International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook published in the middle of April.

Any attempt to distort history and results of Second World War must be firmly neutralized

21.04.20 23:13

The removal of a monument to the twice Hero of the Soviet Union General Ivan Konev, which was inaugurated on the Interbrigade Square in Prague on 9 May 1980, at the initiative of the residents as a historical reminder of saving the city from complete destruction by the Nazi ...

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 ...

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