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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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Contours of an Alarming Future: Five Years Will Decide the Prospects of Russia and the World

If Russia holds out until 2020 and all attempts by its enemies to bring it to economic collapse, chaos, and disintegration fail, then we can be certain that the era of Western dominance has ended. Thus, international relations will officially enter a new era.

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