Europe Fights Windmills as Terrorists Strike It at Its Heart

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While the European Union was fighting against “the Russian hybrid war”, the terrorists hit us in “the heart of Europe” – as a slogan at the Brussels Airport, one of the terrorists’ targets, calls the city. Meanwhile the EU political elite in Brussels as well as in many national capitals throughout Europe behaves like Don Quixote.

Rethinking Russia at the International Studies Association Convention

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International Analytical Center Rethinking Russia took part in the 67th convention of the International Studies Association that took place in Atlanta on March 16-18. This year’s event brought together as many as 5,500 researchers from around the world and has become the most representative in the history of the Association. The section on post-Communist states gathered over 200 scholars from the USA, Europe, Russia and other countries.

Rethinking Russia International Conference

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An international conference Rethinking Russia, organized by the Rethinking Russia Think Tank and the Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies Foundation (ISEPR), was held in Moscow on March 14. The conference was attended by two dozen Russian and foreign experts in political science, sociology, economics, and law, including ISEPR Director Dmitriy Badovskiy, French statesman Ivan Blot and others. The event grabbed the headlines in mainstream Russian and foreign media.

The Obama Doctrine

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In a long essay based on a series of interviews to The Atlantic the outgoing president, in fact, dwells on his foreign policy legacy, or “The Obama Doctrine.” To put his ideas in a nutshell, the United States must sustain its hegemony and have others do the dirty work. In fact he presents the policy that we refer to as “managed chaos”

Russia and the New Silk Road

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The overland Silk Road Economic Belt comes up against a major power: Russia. Most of the countries targeted by China for inclusion in the Belt are members or potential future members of the Russian-dominated Eurasian Economic Union. The competing Russian and Chinese economic initiatives have the potential to reignite the 400-year contest between Russia and China for influence over the heart of Eurasia.