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The international relations system has been in the process of transformation since the early 1990-s. Today one may unequivocally say that the unipolar project, which has been constructed by the USA with the help of its allies, did not materialize.  There began the construction of a more just multipo...

The editors decided to shift the focus a little from the problems of nuclear nonproliferation and arms control and talk about people. Nikita Degtyarev, PIR Center Information & Publications Program Coordinator, interviewed Sarah Bidgood, Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James ...

On June 2nd President Putin signed an executive order, which approved the Basic Principles of State Policy of the Russian Federation on Nuclear Deterrence. Even without considering the contents of the “Basic Principles”, it would not be an exaggeration to say that it is a development of major import...


Terrorism has been a threat to Russia since the 19th century. Taking on different forms – from the revolutionary Narodnaya Volya to national separatism with an infusion of Wahhabism in Chechnya to jihadist semi-criminal groups of North Caucasus – it has arguably influenced the pace and ...

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Recently, the threats of weaponization of outer space have been increasingly backed by both the doctrinal documents of several countries, first of all the United States, and the material content, which in turn is being formed through organizational measures, as well as improving military technical c...

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City : Moscow
Affiliation : Russian Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center
Position : Director
Biography :

PhD in History. Graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). Completed internship at Yamagata University. In 2002-2004 – served as senior analyst at the Embassy of Russian Federation (Tokyo, Japan). Was a senior research fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, a member of G-20/G-8 Russian Presidential Expert Council. Has PGCertHE from London School of Economics and Political Studies (London). Associate Professor at the Department of Oriental studies, MGIMO University, since 2005; Teaches courses in English: “Regionalism in Asia-Pacific”, “Russian Foreign Policy in Asia and Africa”. Director of Russian Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (RASC), Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). Published several papers in Russian and English on international relations in the Asia-Pacific Region, American policy in Asia, Russian foreign policy in the East. Her latest book is “The Integration Processes in the Asia-Pacific Region” (Moscow, 2011).