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Is the new Containment and its Cold War on our doorstep? Who does it need now and why? To answer that question is to grasp how the previous one ceased. The end of the Cold War came abruptly, overnight. Many in the West dreamt about it, but nobody really saw it coming. The Warsaw Pact, Red Army in DDR, Berlin Wall, DDR itself, Soviet Union – one after the other, vanished rapidly, unexpectedly. There was no ceasefire, no peace conference, no formal treaty and guaranties, no expression of interests and settlement.
On December 20, South Korea’s presidential Blue House unveiled a new national security strategy - a “top-level” national security and defense policy document, which also pertains to President Moon Jae-in’s policy of reuniting with the North. Such documents are normally drawn up once every five years, but the current version appeared a year earlier due to the “significant changes” in the situation on the Korean Peninsula. What is important here, however, is just to what extent Seoul’s new strategy reflects the undoubtedly positive changes that have recently been happening in relations between the two countries.
An international conference on Libya, mediated by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte that was recently held in Palermo, Sicily, was looking for ways to reconcile the rival centers of power and generally stabilize the situation in the long-troubled North African nation. One of these main power centers is the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli, headed by Faiz Saraj, and the other is the Tobruk-based House of Representatives headed by its Speaker Aguila Saleh, who is supported by the Commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 26-12-2018, 11:55
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The exhibition of the Russian artist and designer Ksenia Isakova “The World Photo Palette” is opened in Moscow. Among the exhibits are works brought by the artist from different parts of the world: Italy, Guatemala, Japan, the USA, Nepal, Myanmar, Canada, the Czech Republic, and the United Kingdom.

The Year of Culture Qatar- Russia 2018 is nearing completion. It has brought many interesting and vivid events to both countries. One of these events happened in anticipation of the New Year, when all of us - both adults and children - want to plunge into the festive atmosphere and believe that miracles do happen. Seeing with your own eyes how the dream turns into reality was possible on December 15 and 16 in Moscow at the Central House of Artists, where the New Year Charity Fair Meet Qatar, which was timed to the National Day of Qatar, took place.

The pilot installation of the world's only metallurgical furnace capable of processing iron-containing industrial waste as well as solid waste, simultaneously smelting up to 16,000 tons of metal per year, producing electricity and not harming the environment was launched on December 18, 2018 in Mtsensk, Oryol Region. The furnace has been designed and built by the scientific NUST MISIS group together with the industrial partner Vtoraluminprodukt company.

After Serbia has successfully lobbied on the general assembly of Interpol that self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo does not become member in this organization, the Western Balkans is again heated up. Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj responded by increasing tariffs for 100% on goods from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Despite the fact that Kosovo(UNMIK) is a signatory of Central European Free Trade Agreement, Haradinaj’s latest move caused a lukewarm reaction of the West.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 21-12-2018, 13:26
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Muscovites have long got used that every December, the darkest month of the year, one of the city's central squares across from the Bolshoi Theatre, is brightly lit not only by a huge Christmas tree, but also by the Grand menorah traditionally installed for Hanukkah when Jews around the world celebrate the Festival of Lights and the miracle of the temple’s menorah burning brightly for eight full days. It has been over 25 years now, since it was first publically celebrated in Moscow in the 1990-s.
The news about the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s decision to put off the inter-Korean summit in Seoul due to domestic political agenda gave rise to speculation that before heading to South Korea he might be willing to hold a meeting with US President Donald Trump. This means that the possible dates for the summits are shifted to January-February 2019.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 19-12-2018, 13:14
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The 2018 Russo-Japanese Cross-Cultural Year is a vivid example of the mutually-rewarding coexistence of two completely different religions - Shintoism and Orthodoxy, namely the Japanese prayer “Norito” and the Orthodox prayer “Yekteniya,” as a reflection of the interconnection between two countries standing so much apart from each other.