The latest developments connected to the financial crisis in the EU have only further underlined the need for a leader within the European community. Many believe that Germany is the one who should take up this mantle. To do so, however, Germans have to come to terms with their difficult history.
Deadlock at the UN Security Council has so far dashed international hopes for finding an end to the Syrian crisis. The United States and Russia must now find a practical mechanism for implementing political transition in Syria.
Following a successful transition to democracy and a period of unprecedented growth, Georgia now serves as a model for democratic development. However, the country also faces substantial criticism concerning its respect for domestic civil liberties.
Russian-U.S.-Chinese relations in the sphere of strategic stability are becoming a popular topic of discussion among politicians, but analytical research on the topic is still in its beginning stages.
The 2012 APEC summit took place in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok. Following this summit, the Carnegie Moscow Center and the Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography of the Peoples of the Far East organized a conference in Vladivostok dedicated to the Asia-Pacific security in the 21st century.
Radicalization is taking place inside Tatarstan’s Muslim community, and internal divisions are among the reasons for the July 2012 terrorist attacks on Ildus Faizov and Valiulla Yakupov.
Internet regulation is particularly critical for two issues: protecting children from harmful Internet content and fighting extremism.
According to this year’s <i>Transatlantic Trends</i> survey, majority opinions toward Russia on both sides of the Atlantic have turned from favorable to unfavorable, while Russian opinions of the West was generally favorable.
Russia, Pakistan, and other countries in Central and South Asia have historical connections with each other which can, and should, influence their current relationships.
Current political trends could have a significant impact on Russia’s future development. <i>Russia in 2020: Scenarios for the Future</i> analyzes the potential impact of these trends.