European and Russian migration policy in perspective

“There is nothing permanent except change” wrote Greek philosopher Heraclitus. The world is currently being transformed at an accelerated rate, involving more and more...
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A treacherous path to understanding contemporary Russia

Despite all the rhetoric, any objective researcher should accept that since the collapse of the USSR, Russia’s leadership in the post-Soviet period, including Vladimir...
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Religious institutions and Tajik migrant integration in Russia

How international migration changes the role of religious communities Debating the role of religion in the process of migrant integration is increasingly important. This is unsurprising...
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Where are US-Russia relations headed?

Paul Saunders: Let me start with Ukraine. The Trump administration recently approved the sale of certain lethal weapons to the Ukrainian government. You are...
Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, June 2016. (Credit: Screenshot courtesy of China Daily News/Youtube)

Eurasian partnership: A new balance of power?

In June 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putn signed a joint statement with Chinese President Xi Jinping, declaring the goal of “a comprehensive partnership between...
Jean-Claude Juncker, Xi Jinping, and Donald Tusk, at the 18th EU-China Summit in Beijing. July, 2016. (Credit: European External Action Service/Flickr)

Eurasia’s reconnection: Implications for Europe and Germany

Since the end of the Soviet Union, different initiatives have been proposed to revitalise the ancient Silk Road and to reactivate transcontinental trade. However, plans...
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Global energy security as an ontological system

The study of global energy security in the context of socio-philosophical problems is necessary because global energy security has already been transformed from a...
Russia The Challenges of Transformation

Russia: The Challenges of Transformation

In Russia, a group of leading Russian intellectuals and social scientists join with top researchers from around the world to examine the social, political,...

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