Head of the Committee for International Affairs of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, member of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Konstantin Kosachev is drawing conclusions of the first round of the presidential elections in France.
This year, the Netherlands opened an electoral year in Europe. On March 15, parliamentary elections were held, where the Party for Freedom of well-know right nationalist Geert Wilders took the second place. Political scientist, expert in French Studies, Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA), Head of Department of Common History of RANEPA (2014-2016), member of the Russian History Society, member of the Russian Association of International Studies Dr. Igor Ignatchenko writes about that for an official website of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.
On Sunday, April 16, the most important referendum in the history of Turkey was held. The people had to decide in what country they wanted to live — in Turkey of Ataturk or Turkey of Erdogan, writes Associate Professor at the Department of Political Sciences of Finance University under the Government of Russia Gevorg Mirzayan for RIA Novosti.
The constitutional referendum has split the Turkish society into two parts, stated Executive Director of the Center for Oriental Studies, International Relations and Public Diplomacy Vladimir Avatkov at the press conference.
A refusal by Boris Johnson to visit Moscow on April 10 was viewed by political scientists not only as an urge by the West to present united front. Associate Professor at the Department of Political Sciences of Finance University under the Government of Russia Gevorg Mirzayan writes about that for RIA Novosti.
We should carefully listen and read once again all the comments made by the two ministers following the Russian-U.S. negotiations in Moscow, writes Head of the Committee for International Affairs of the Federation Council, member of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Konstantin Kosachev on his Facebook page.
On April 9, 2017 the presidential election campaign came to an end in South Ossetia. Associate Professor at the Foreign Regional Studies and Foreign Policy Department of the Russian State University for the Humanities and member of the Gorchakov Club Sergey Markedonov writes about that for informational portal of political comments Politkom.Ru
The U.S. missile strike on Syria did not take place accidentally during the visit of President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping to the U.S., believes Associate Professor at the Faculty of Global Politics of Moscow State University Alexey Fenenko.
The U.S. suggested signing Convention for the Promotion of Inter American Cultural Ties at the Panama Conference for the Maintenance of Peace in 1936 in Buenos Aires and two years later Nelson Rockefeller initiated creation of the Department of Cultural Ties as part of the U.S. Department of State, which was initially involved in development of cultural policy with the countries of Latin American. Employee of the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund Dr. Anna Velikaya writes about that.