During the past several decades the system of international relations has continued changing. One of the key elements of the developing international order is the European regional order, which is currently undergoing a stage of deep transformation connected with changes of the international system as a whole and structural rebuilding of the European societies, writes employee of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Lyana Dymova.
If stars are lit it means - there is someone who needs it. Those words said by Vladimir Mayakovsky come to our mind right away when following events happening around Ukrainian citizenship of former governor of the Odessa region/former President of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili. Political observer of Sputnik Azerbaijan Alexandra Zuyeva wrote about that for an official website of the Gorchakov Fund.
The “post-truth” society phenomenon, which refers to a situation when objective facts are less important for development of a public opinion than appeal to emotions and personal beliefs, is one the most urgent topics for a discussion today because it erodes a boundary between facts and fiction, makes it less distinct, writes employee of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Lyana Dymova.
Currently, the state of Russian-Turkish relations can be characterized as unsteadily balanced, such was an opinion shared by Russian political scientist Alexey Fenenko with Yenicag.Ru when he commented on the Russian-Turkish relations.
The United States has, finally, confirmed a new ambassador to Russia. Jon Huntsman – a biker, Mormon, sinologist, former ambassador to Singapore and China, and governor of Utah was appointed to that post. Associate Professor at the Department of Political Sciences of Finance University under the Government of Russia and member of the Gorchakov Club Gevorg Mirzayan wrote about that for RIA Novosti.
The French society and observers all over the world continue witnessing a meteoric rise of Emmanuel Macron, who became a leader of the Fifth Republic this May. Much has been said already about what was surrounding his victory, but the first steps made by the new president during two months of the presidency make us think about the style of leadership of the head of the state. Alexey Chikhachev from St. Petersburg State University has written about that for the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.
An urge by Russia to have a dialogue with NATO has not received any response yet as the White House is not making a step forward and pro-American elites heading the countries of Europe do not make their own decisions. Senior researcher at the RAS Institute of International Security Issues Alexey Fenenko shared information about that.
On May 14, President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman met with his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the forum “One Belt, One Road” in Beijing. Economic cooperation of the two countries was a top topic during the negotiations. What is the status of the trade and economic realtions of the two states and how were they affected by the mutual sanctions? Expert in Central Asian and Eastern European studies, junior researcher of the Institute of Economics RAS Maxim Borodenko writes about that for an official website of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.
“Enemies because they were taught to be, allies because they had to be, brothers because they dared to be”. A quote from famous novella by American science fiction writer Barry Longyear “Enemy Mine” better than anything else characterizes the spirit of that article and the reasons for its writing, explains existing challenges and ways to overcome obstacles. Publicist from Batumi David Chkhartishvili writes about that for the website of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.