Deconstructing the Geopolitical Setting of the Refugee Crisis

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Many wonder today what kind of actor could have an interest in the refugee crisis, which threatens the homogeneity and stability of European states. Some blame the US policy in the Middle East for this. But did Washington really, deliberately or by thoughtlessness, create preconditions for the exodus of millions of people from their homelands in Syria and Iraq?

Inaugural Issue of the Rethinking Russia Journal

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The international analytical center Rethinking Russia is honored to present the inaugural issue of its Journal. Quite logically we decided to dedicate this issue of the Rethinking Russia Journal to the events in Syria and Russia’s role in this conflict. On September 30 Russia announced the start of its military mission in Syria, directed against the […]

Regional Elections in Russia as Seen by Foreign Media: Truth and Myths

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The regional elections that took place in Russia in September gave a number of positive signals. First and foremost, even in the conditions of international tensions and economic challenges, institutions and mechanisms of democratic governance work quite effectively. The electoral system is stable across the country, which is very important: more than 90000 mandates overall […]