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.
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.
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.
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.