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Discussion between Andrey Sushentsov and George Freidman

6 june 2017 | 11:07

On April 5, the Geopolitical Futures conference "The Next 4 Years: The Role of the United States in the World" was held in Washington, DC. Within the framework of the event, an expert dialogue was held between the head of the Foreign Policy analysis group Andrey Sushentsov and the director and founder of the Geopolitical Futures agency, George Friedman. 

Russia and Karabakh: interview with Sergey Markedonov

1 june 2017 | 13:01

One of Russia’s leading Caucasus experts, expert at the Foreign policy analysis group, Sergey Markednov discussed Russian policies with the Focus on Karabakh editor Emil Sanamyan.

Russia′s allies and the geopolitical frontier in Eurasia

27 april 2017 | 17:34

The risk of Russia’s involvement in low-intensity military conflicts has been growing since the early 2000s. Instability along many stretches of the border has forced Moscow to increase its military presence in the neighboring areas. This is increasing the risk of Russia’s involvement in military conflicts as a peacekeeper or the guarantor of the status quo. The biggest danger in this situation is that ideological priorities may prevail over rational considerations, forcing the country to overreach itself.

Sanctions and the new economic reality

7 april 2017 | 09:51

By all appearances, anti-Russian sanctions have become a constant of international life. However, a new reality is emerging in Russia’s economic relations with the West. Economic interaction is growing, despite anti-Russian sanctions, and increasingly penetrates strategic fields. This is happening because sanctions affect the interests of many key Western figures who are beginning to feel them as a burden. 

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The most important Russian foreign policy events of the week (16-23 November)

Last week was devoted to the G20 Summit in Turkey, mourning for the victims of the terror attacks in France and Egypt, and the search for a joint approach to fighting international terrorism. Despite the clear commonality of the global terrorism problem and the prospects for a joint solution, each of the great powers continues to play its own game.

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