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"We are neighbours. Russia is part of Greater Europe. The European Union is a major player in the European space, but it is not the whole of Europe, n...

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The recent PIR Center report, “Iran in the Regional and Global Perspective” offers a fresh twist on advice for negotiators as they continue to work on an agreement. As a compilation of articles by experts who met in Bangkok and Moscow in 2014 to explore the prerequisites of longer term solutions for...

The book “The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy” by David Hoffman is a true documentary thriller focusing on the most difficult period of the 20th century. The international situation at that time is described as teetering on the brink of a nuclear world ...

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On Decemver 12, 2014 Dr. Vladimir A. Orlov, Head of the Center for Global Trends and International Organizations of the Diplomatic Academy under the MFA of the Russian Federation, took part in the conference “Global Security on the 2015 BRICS Agenda: from Fortaleza to Ufa” organized by the Diplomati...

A century after the First World War began, Europe – in a broader meaning of a Euro-Atlantic space from Vancouver to Vladivostok – and its security are now shaken by the New Cold War. It is a bizarre cold war as the bipolar world order – the type of world order accustomed to cold war – was gone 25 ye...

The article provides detailed observations of the Transparency Reporting practiced adopted my major ICT corporations quite recently. The author aims to track how the revelations made by Edward Snowden in Summer 2013 influenced the format of transparency report and its adoption by major actors of the...

Today the BRICS states have become one of the most massive and rapidly growing segments of the global internet community. In 2013 total number of internet users in BRICS states exceeded 900 mln (which accounted for 38% of the world’s internet audience) while still experiencing a meteor growth rangin...

Currently there is no need to stress the fact that BRICS states have become on the most massive and at the same time the most rapidly growing segments of the global internet community. Enough to mention that in 2013 total number of internet users in BRICS states exceeded 700 mln (or 30% of the world...

The inaugural session of the fifth BRICS Academic forum was opened on the 11th March with a welcome address from Dr. Diana Parker (Acting Deputy Director General of Department of Higher Education and Training) and Dr Jeffrey Mabelebele (Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education South Africa). In his...

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