On Russia’s Syria and Iraq Intervention

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The current situation in the Middle East, particularly in Syria and Iraq, is a direct consequence of the western policy that has been conducted in the region for past 20 years. And the migrant flow to Europe is also the consequence of this policy. It jeopardizes social stability of European countries and discredits their governments and elected officials.

Coming to Reason: Syria and the Hot New Cold War

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A specter is haunting the Middle East, and it is called sectarianism. To underestimate its destructive potential would be a fatal flaw. To exploit these instincts is reckless and criminal, no less dangerous than playing with nuclear bombs. Sectarianism is the nuclear bomb of regional ideologies.

Guns Will Be Silent

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During his visit to Moscow Nicolas Sarkozy met with Vladimir Putin, spoke to students at Moscow State Institute of International Relations under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and thus has caused outrage, condemnation, skepticism and concern, just as the approval and support of this demarche of building bridges.

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 […]

“Seizing the Initiative” Round Table Discussion: analysis of speeches of world leaders at UNGA and the Syrian crisis

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The results of UN General Assembly underway in New York have once again confirmed that we are witnessing the formation of a multipolar world: This conclusion was made by the experts invited to a round table discussion hosted by ISEPR Foundation and the International expert centre Rethinking Russia. The event entitled “Seizing the Initiative: Discussing […]

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 […]

ISEPR Foundation and the group of international experts “K21”

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The results of work by the ISEPR Foundation and the group of international experts collected in the report “Democracies XXI: a Paradigm Shift” were presented in Moscow on June, 3rd. The aim of the project is to gather opinions by the leading researchers on the current state of democracy and its perspectives. The report is […]