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Moscow has hosted the presentation of a joint report by the Russian non-governmental organizations “The Legacy of the Second World War in the Baltic States: How to Restore Justice for Victims of Nazi Crimes”. The aim of this document was to analyze the actions of the Baltic authorities in relation to Nazi collaborators and their victims in terms of the current international law, as well as to prepare recommendations to improve the current situation.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 11-12-2018, 12:59
  • Views: 17
Following the latest events in and around the Black Sea, two old questions are reappearing. Both are inviting us for a repeated elaboration: If a Monroe doctrine (about the hemispheric security exclusivity) is recognised at one corner of the globe, do we have a moral right or legal ground to negate it at the other corner? This irrespectively from the fact that Gorbachev-Yeltsin Russia unilaterally renounced the similar explication – the Brezhnev doctrine about irreversibility of communist gains. 
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 7-12-2018, 15:09
  • Views: 87
The US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), seriously hampered the chances for keeping the landmark accord in place. The accord, signed in 2015 by the P5+1 group of countries — China, Germany, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States — with Iran, requires Tehran to maintain a peaceful nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. According to the IAEA, Iran strictly abides by the terms of the JCPOA, while the international community is unable to do the same, no matter how much politicians in the EU and other countries would like to stick to its provisions - all because of US pressure.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 5-12-2018, 16:03
  • Views: 76
On November 6, French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated his call for creating a "European army," "real pan-European armed forces." According to Paris, the EU needs an army to protect itself, “taking into account Russia, China and even the United States”. Speaking at the European Parliament a few days later, German Chancellor Angela Merkel generally endorsed Macron’s idea reiterating Berlin’s proposal for the creation of a European Security Council.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 22-11-2018, 12:30
  • Views: 103
The ruling government in Poland, formed following the victory of the Law and Justice Party (PiS), could bring up the issue of Poland’s withdrawal from the EU. A statement to this effect was made by President of the European Council Donald Tusk during his recent visit to his native Poland. Shortly afterwards the 250,000-strong march in Warsaw of supporters of the ruling party and nationalists opposed to Tusk further divided the society.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 17-11-2018, 22:39
  • Views: 121
On August 5, 1999 the government of Montenegro announced a platform for new relations between Serbia and Montenegro, in order to review the status of Montenegro and electoral law. The Constitutional Court rejected this revision as being illegal. A little later, the question of Montenegrin independence was again raised – this time with the support of the European Union and the US administration. Montenegrin government has pursued a policy that has encouraged pro-independence policy, which resulted in the separation of Montenegro from Serbia in 2006.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 7-11-2018, 12:25
  • Views: 150
TODAY, the media all over the world, with Russia no exception, are discussing the sanctions Washington is steadily piling up on the countries and governments it finds unpalatable, its unprecedented pressure or even armed intervention being used all over the world to establish America's domination in the material and spiritual spheres.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 23-10-2018, 13:11
  • Views: 214
More than a decade after Kosovo region’s unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia, the issue of redrawing borders is back on the agenda. The ongoing negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina on the settlement of bilateral relations under the auspices of the European Union may lead to an unexpected result - the breakaway of Serbia’s three predominantly Albanian-populated southern Serbian regions of the Presevo Valley and their accession to Kosovo - which, in turn, will be carved up into Serbian and Albanian parts.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 19-10-2018, 11:00
  • Views: 266
A major new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), was just released in Korea on October 8 (2018). Although it is nearly 800 pages long and includes more than 6,000 scientific references, it can be summarized in few sentences: The average global temperature is now 1.0°C above its pre-industrial levels. That increase is already causing more extreme weather, rising sea levels and diminishing Arctic sea ice, and is damaging untold number of land and sea ecosystems.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 12-10-2018, 14:06
  • Views: 126
In 2020, Russia and Indonesia will mark 70 years to the establishment of  diplomatic relations between the two countries. Given that the epicenter of the geopolitical activity is currently shifting towards the Asia-Pacific Region (APR), the role of Indonesia as the planet’s strategically important location increases.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 10-10-2018, 13:24
  • Views: 151