Publications

17.05.2006. New nuclear era beset with old threats
The row over Iran's nuclear program will have major repercussions for Russia. It concerns this country's vital interests, and even its very survival. For all that, this row should not eclipse a more general problem of nuclear weapons proliferation, which has become a reality. The situation in Pakistan probably presents the worst threat of proliferation, and bears the highest risk of nuclear weapons slipping into the hands of terrorists or other states. Celebrating the end of the...

16.05.2006. Before the War
It is unpopular now in most of Europe, including Russia, to cite with approval anything the American president says. In his recent national security strategy, though, he put forward an idea that many of us had thought about but very few of us had dared to pronounce openly. After including all the proper words of respect toward the civilization of Islam, George W. Bush stated: «The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years...

07.12.2005. New Era: What Should Be Done?
On top of economic globalization, the information revolution, the political awakening and galvanization of billions of people produced by the information revolution, the decrease in the manageability of international security, the old rift between the Islamic and Christian worlds, and the gap between the countries of the rich North and the poor South, there is now the fierce competition for energy resources and the competition between the countries of the “old capitalism” of...

28.06.2005. Imperialism of the Fittest
By Vladislav Inozemtsev & Sergei Karaganov The international order that had its beginnings with the Treaty of Westphalia (1648)--in short, a world comprised of sovereign territorial states--is coming to a close. Many states today are not truly sovereign--not in the accepted Westphalian definition of a government possessing a monopoly of force and in firm control of the territory under its titular jurisdiction. As many political scientists and policymakers have recently...

30.03.2005. Russia's migration policy must be made attractive
The current immigration situation is extremely alarming. During the past year or two, the number of immigrants coming to Russia has not exceeded 200,000 per year, which is 4 to 6 times less than the number needed to compensate for the natural population loss. If the situation does not change radically, many major plants will have to stop operating in the near future. There will be no workforce to build roads and apartment buildings, sweep the streets and drive buses and trolleys. The whole...

18.02.2005. Bratislava summit: common interest will triumph
Only the lazy do not speak about the growing crisis in Russia-US relationship. The world is waiting for the Bratislava summit between Vladimir Putin and George Bush with mixed feelings dominated by concern. There are objective and subjective reasons for this. Russia-US relations have always been a combination of rivalry and cooperation. The traditional elites in the two countries have always regarded each other with suspicion, which was stronger in Russia in the past. We suffered...

25.02.2004. The perils of pressuring Russia
Two European Union bodies recently issued similar documents calling for a revision of the EU's policy toward Russia. One of them contained recommendations prepared by the European Parliament's committee on foreign affairs for the European Council. The other was prepared by the European Commission.    The documents coincide in their analyses and recommendations. Both put special emphasis on the deterioration of political freedom and democracy in Russia, on the situation...

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