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Nuclear weapons formed the basis of strategic stability between the nuclear superpowers for the past seventy years. The threat of instantaneous and mutual annihilation helped concentrate minds, including the establishment of clear and unambiguous “rules of the game” among the nuclear superpowers. States continued to compete, but competition was never allowed to compromise overall strategic stability.
Relations between India and Russia are rooted in history, mutual trust and mutually beneficial cooperation.  This is a strategic partnership that has withstood the test of time, and which enjoys the support of the people of both countries.Diplomatic relations between India and Russia began even before India achieved independence, on 13 April 1947. In the period immediately following independence the goal for India was attaining economic self-sufficiency through investment in heavy industry. The Soviet Union invested in several new enterprises in the areas of heavy machine-building, mining, energy production and steel plants.
In the Middle East, a new stormy confrontation may emerge. After the ISIS militants’ defeat and the beginning of a political settlement in Syria, old confrontations within the Muslim world can cause a new explosion of tension and violence.Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Israel come out on top in the Middle East intending to create a powerful anti-Iranian coalition in the near future. The League of Arab States announced its intention to appeal to the UN Security Council with a resolution aimed at Iran and its influence in the Middle East.
The external situation and internal political pressure makes President Petro Poroshenko to seek a formula of retaining power. This formula is very hard to find in the country experiencing regular takeovers since 2005 and currently living under control of the West that kept the old political elite considerably but also saw a new elite coming, the one spoilt by political limitlessness and under a cover of either the revolution (journalists who came to politics) or of the “trench laws” of the ATO (the military volunteers who were at war).
Group-IB discovered digital traces of cybercriminal activity connected with Bad Rabbit ransomware and passed them to INTERPOL for further research 
The first result of the Iraqi Kurdistan independence referendum was seizure of the disputed territories and even a part of the autonomous district by the Hashd al-Shaabi controlled by Iran and the regular Iraqi army. Incidentally, the bone of contemption of it, the Kirkuk oil-exploration region, was left by the Kurds short of war.

Last week the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud visited Moscow. This visit was prepared for about 2 years, and everytime the visit was postponed due to the reasons uncontrolled by the Russian party. The press of Saudi Arabia called the visit a historical one before the negotiations and said that “It will set the record straight In the political, economic and strategic issues related to the Syrian problem, oil market as well as military cooperation of Russia and Saudi Arabia, including the one in the sphere of nuclear energy”. (inosmi.ru) The Russian observers took a more reserved position in their evaluation.
On 5th of October in Budapest (Hungary) will be held an international conference «Russia and Europe: Topical Issues of Contemporary International Journalism». The conference is organized by the International Affairs magazine with support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Federal
There’s been talk by the US for over a decade already about a so-called “New Middle East”, a vague concept which was never officially described by American officials yet has been heavily speculated upon by the expert community, both within the country and abroad.
The SecurityCouncil, Recalling its resolutions 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 2178 (2014) and the Statement of its President (S/PRST/2016/6) of 11 May 2016, Affirming its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, in accordance with the Charter of the