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According to US media reports, the incumbent President Donald Trump has secured enough Republican Party support to launch a re-election campaign. Meanwhile, unexpectedly for observers, former Vice President Joe Biden has in recent weeks achieved impressive results in the race for being nominated the Democratic candidate. Although the campaign within the Democratic Party is not over yet, the chances of the former vice president are becoming more tangible. What are the views of the most likely contenders for the presidency?
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 31-03-2020, 12:18
  • Views: 319
Professor Suzanne Ament teaches the history of Russia at the Department of History, University of Radford (Virginia, USA). Whatever she tells her students about, she tries to include a piece of music in the lecture in order to create a “sound background of the era”. Sometimes she picks up a guitar and sings herself - old Russian romances, hiking songs of the Cossacks, bard hits and songs of the Great Patriotic War.
​To the date (March 27 at 8:00 p.m.) the total number of infected is 690 with 17 dead and 72 recovered cases. Since March 13 a total quarantine has been established in the country by executive decree of President Alberto Fernández. These measures will be in force until March 31, but the possibility to extent for more days, even weeks the quarantine, cannot be ruled out.​
The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) has played host to a round table the participants of which discussed a report by senior expert of the Center for Advanced Governance (CAG), RIAC expert Oleg Shakirov. In the introductory part of the report the expert stated that diplomatic agencies are very conservative and are rarely subjected to fundamental reform. This is due, firstly, to their special status, and secondly, to their elitism.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 27-03-2020, 10:35
  • Views: 302
For the past three days, Russian military transport planes with medical specialists and aid on board have been landing at an air base near Rome to help Italy in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. Critics immediately started looking for some ulterior motives behind Moscow’s move, describing it as just a political PR stunt, a demonstration to Europe of the Kremlin’s capabilities and its immunity to a global pandemic, completely oblivious of the fact that this unselfish gesture of goodwill is not the first in the history of Russia’s relations with the West.
The coronavirus pandemic now spreading across the globe has once again raised the eternal question of what to do and who is to blame? Unable to answer the first question, many world leaders are now trying to answer the second, blaming each other for the spread of the virus. The Americans are blaming the Chinese, the Chinese are faulting the Americans, the Americans are pointing a finger at the Europeans, and so on and so forth. Everyone is blaming everyone. We’ve come full circle. We are discussing this whole situation with the Editor-in Chief of International Affairs magazine, Armen Oganesyan. 
The coronavirus epidemic in China is showing clear signs of a decline and amid an easing of the government-enacted strict quarantine measures and travel restrictions announced late last month, the country’s economy is starting to look up. According to China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, in parts of the country outside Hubei, the province where the virus was first identified, large industrial enterprises are now working at 95 percent and more of their capacity, the figure among medium and small enterprises has reached 60 percent, and about 80 percent of company employees have already returned to their workplaces.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 24-03-2020, 10:05
  • Views: 344
Government officials in Poland have for the ninth time participated at the national level in the so-called Day of “Rejected Soldiers” - members of the Polish anti-Soviet underground in 1944-1963. The “Rejected Soldiers” or “Cursed Soldiers” (Źolnierze Wyklęci) is a fairly popular phrase in Polish historical discourse. By the general understanding, they are believed to have been "rejected", or "cursed" because they were destroyed and thrown into oblivion by the authorities of Socialist Poland.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 23-03-2020, 11:19
  • Views: 237
Germany's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) will hold an extraordinary congress on April 25 to elect its new chairperson, who is almost certain to lead the party to next year’s federal elections to culminate in the election of the country’s new Chancellor in lieu of Angela Merkel, who has already confirmed that she will not be running again. Meanwhile, judging by the current alignment of political forces in Germany, the CDU remains the main candidate for victory, although not as indisputable as it was a year ago.
He admitted that a common coordinating agency to manage the situation with the spread of the novel coronavirus would be set up in Brussels.ROME, March 18./TASS/. A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has demonstrated European Union’s inability to pursue common policy and its incompetence, that will cost the EU the loss of influence, President of Vision & Global Trends Tiberio Graziani told TASS on Wednesday.
"These past weeks have demonstrated to the globe total inadequacy of the EU.​