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The COVID-19 situation is very worrying, indeed, alarming matter, not just as a global health and biosafety issue, but potentially as a global security challenge, too. While the pandemic is being dealt with by the World Health Organisation (WHO), along with other relevant United Nation Specialised Agencies (UN SA), the situation is deteriorating rapidly and could easily get out of control. This of course, if it is not effectively contained.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 4-04-2020, 14:11
  • Views: 202
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: 151
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: 112
The coronavirus known under the official name of Covid-19 has been raging across Europe for nearly four months. The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a pandemic. According to data on the morning of March 16, the total number of Covid-19 infections in 146 countries amounted to 162687 people, 76% of which registered in four countries - China, Italy, South Korea and Iran. According to the latest data from the Iranian Ministry of Health, on March 16, the number of coronavirus infections in the country reached almost 14,000 people, 4,590 of whom recovered. The death toll amounted to 724 people.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 18-03-2020, 11:32
  • Views: 299
The Balkans as a whole and Serbia in particular are quickly turning into a scene of confrontation between key global players, with China being especially active in recent years. Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić has said in an interview with The Foreign Policy magazine that his country's cooperation with Beijing has triggered more concern in the West than contacts between Moscow and Belgrade.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 11-03-2020, 17:05
  • Views: 226
Things look like it is high time we learned the first lessons from the ongoing fight against the coronavirus epidemic in China and beyond. And not from the medical point of view alone, but also in terms of the socio-economic, political and international aspects of this unprecedented epidemic that has caused massive upheavals and market panic that threatens to become a “new reality.”
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 4-03-2020, 10:53
  • Views: 329
“He who does not wish to speak of capitalism should remain forever silent about Nazism” - Max Horkheimer famously said. It was a clear and often repeated line of this chief architect from the Frankfurt school of Philosophy – one of the most influential centres of thought in the XX century. This school of thought was tolerant and rather forgiving towards Western societies. Most importantly, the Frankfurters were for sure physically closest one to the post-WWII ideological and geopolitical default lines.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 26-02-2020, 10:31
  • Views: 200
Member of the State Council, Foreign Minister Wang Yi in an exclusive interview with Reuters in Berlin, declared the right of all civilizations to development. Answering the question whether China and the USA will be able to avoid a clash of civilizations, Wang Yi said that such a concept as a clash of civilizations has lost its meaning in the modern context. According to the minister, human society has already entered the 21st century, having reached a high point of development, and therefore, talk about this theory is a return to the past.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 19-02-2020, 11:17
  • Views: 144
Throughout the most of human evolution both progress as well as its horizontal transmission was extremely slow, occasional and tedious a process. Well into the classic period of Alexander the Macedonian and his glorious Alexandrian library, the speed of our knowledge transfers – however moderate, analogue and conservative – was still always surpassing snaillike cycles of our breakthroughs. When our sporadic breakthroughs finally turned to be faster than the velocity of their infrequent transmissions – that marked a point of our departure.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 15-02-2020, 09:12
  • Views: 144
The leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS), Yaroslav Kaczynski, who is widely known in his country as “Poland’s most influential person”, has said he expects Russia to pay reparation for wartime damage. The interview, published by the German newspaper Bild, has triggered a natural outcry in Russia. Having forgotten about the 600 thousand Soviet soldiers, who lost their lives in the struggle against the Nazis, Kaczynski interprets those events in a strange way, as "the destruction of the Polish economy" in 1939-1945. This interview yet again makes one draw the sad but fair conclusions regarding the nature of the regime that took hold in Poland after 1989.
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 5-02-2020, 12:11
  • Views: 415