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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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“Helpless in the face of new challenges for the past several years, the global community (or, to be more precise, contemporary Judeo-Christian civilization) involuntarily brings to mind the Roman Empire in decline, perishing due to attacks by barbarian tribes. The most recent world events once again...

“International developments reflect the increasingly crazy-quilt nature of the world, where military strength is beginning to play a new role and there is new competition over resources. New bumps are appearing on the smooth road to post-bipolarity that not only squeak under the wheels but seriously...

“Through the veil of diplomatic initiatives and political maneuvers, along with the strangely large number of new military programs that have been announced in the past few months, there are signs of an impending change of economic models and emergence of new technological platforms.”

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“Neither the international community as a whole nor the most powerful and influential states, the United States in particular, could overcome the inertia of their own policies and take decisive, innovative steps. However, it is possible that the current stagnation in world politics is in fact a sort...

“There is a disquieting sense in the world if not of déjà vu, then of something very familiar. The international system is going through a stage of active change, and the main players in the global arena, in expectation of the new context, mainly are concentrating on tactical missions.”

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Global uncertainty is increasing, while the ability to direct the processes taking place in the global arena is decreasing. And it turns out that the global community as such, as well as the most powerful, leading states are incapable of stopping the accumulation of negative trends.”

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