Eurasian Union

Future of Internet after the Snowden affair

Edward Snowden’s recent revelations about American intelligence agencies’ wiretapping of European leaders, as well as their collection of the personal data of European citizens, will apparently have far-reaching implications which go far beyond a simple diplomatic scandal. This was demonstrated by the EU summit which was held October 24-25, 2013. […]

The snipers of Black October

Twenty years ago Boris Yeltsin’s army and elected Russian parliamentarians clashed in Moscow, resulting in hundreds, even thousands, of casualties. Investigations now suggest the bloodbath was sparked by snipers, some of who were perched on the roof of the American embassy. _______________________________________________________________ The time: 7.00am, October 4, 1993. The place: […]

Why Russia should care about the Russian World

The 23rd Economic Forum in Poland was a unique opportunity to understand the nature and causes of Russian influence around the world Is the “Russian World” a global cultural and social phenomenon? Does it unite people, who regardless of their nationality, consider themselves Russian, identify with its language, culture, history, […]

Geopolitics and Islam

The geopolitical changes that have taken place at the beginning of the 21st century within the nations of the Islamic world, and which would appear to be the culmination of many spontaneous factors, are, in fact, a manifestation of a very complex qualitative shift in the global balance of power.  […]

Putin’s note of caution reaches US

Putin’s op-ed on the Syrian conflict for the New York Times on Thursday shows that the Russian government is paying close attention to and is deeply concerned with the political debate over Syria in the US. It also shows that the Russian government, contrary to how it is often portrayed […]

A Plea for Caution From Russia

Recent events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies. Relations between us have passed through different stages. We stood against each other during the cold war. […]