Russia took active part in the multilateral dialogue on the most important regional problems at the International Arctic Forum. Alexander…
Uzbekistan’s president Shavkat Mirziyoyev has paid an official visit to Moscow. During the stay special focus was on the summit…
Alexander Konkov – Director of Rethinking Russia, a Moscow-based international think tank In an increasingly globalized world, which gradually eliminates communication…
Rethinking Russia together with prominent political experts presents an analytical report that compares the state of the Russian political system before the electoral campaigns of 2011 and 2016. The report explains how political institutions were established and have evolved, as well as assesses the openness and competitiveness of the political system between these election cycles.
On December 15, 2015, Ivan Blot, a French writer and statesman, presented his book “Putin’s Russia” in Paris. The book was released by the French publishing house “Bernard Giovanangeli Editeur” in association with the International Analytical Center “Rethinking Russia.” “Putin’s Russia” – is one of the first successful attempts at drawing an unbiased image of modern Russia.
We are delighted to present to you the second issue of the Rethinking Russia Journal. We have devoted it to the issues of contemporary migration, which stand, with very few doubts, in the row of the most important problems in political, social, economic, cultural, and other spheres.
Today the manipulation of exchange rates, consumer goods, food supply as well as visa bans are getting more and more frequently used as the weapon of choice in interstate conflicts. However, in its conflict with Turkey Russia’s ‘Diplomacy 2.0.’ prefers measures that would provoke public response and reaction in the media, but at the same time won’t lead to military confrontation.
In the face of a common threat from Islamist terror, Russia and the West may be moving closer. But key question remains: Will cooperation on Syria herald a brave new dawn in relations between Russia and its NATO partners, or is it only a temporary respite from a long-term war of attrition?
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?
Moscow’s objective in Syria is to prevent further civilian casualties and not to impose its own political solutions upon the Syrian people. However, Western decision makers chose to be engaged in an information war with Russia questioning the legitimacy of its operation. A question comes to mind: Who in the West is interested in seeing the Islamic State as a victor in this conflict?
Recent Paris attacks were the bloodiest France ever knew. They may, however, open the door for broader cooperation in the new global war on terrorism in a scenario that may resemble the Elbe Day when Soviet and US forces met by the Elbe River marking the end of World War II in Europe.
Rethinking Russia is honored to present a book «Putin’s Russia» that was authored by Ivan Blot, Nicolas Sarkozy’s advisor and former Deputy Head of the French Interior Ministry. The book is to be presented in France in December 2015 and in Russia in early 2016.