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.

Kissinger in Moscow: Looking to Bring Pragmatism into US-Russia Relations

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Kissinger’s recent meeting with Putin is most welcome. On its own, it won’t change anything – the two men have known each other a long time and have met on numerous occasions. Still, their encounters provide a useful means by which the Russian leader can learn what American elites are thinking, and by which Washington can acquire a more accurate picture of Russian desires.

Why Henry Kissinger Came to Moscow

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Last week was marked by the visit of Henry Kissinger, former US Secretary of State, prominent political scientist and geostrategist, to Moscow. Kissinger is an outstanding man, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his efforts which brought the Vietnam War to the end. One of his achievements was the opening to China and the détente with the Soviet Union. What is more, his diplomacy helped to end a devastating war in the Middle East in 1973.