October 01, 2016

Hot Topics: foreign policy The Far East could increase Russia's energy clout in Asia-Pacific

The Far East could increase Russia's energy clout in Asia-Pacific

Russia has proposed a number of energy projects in the Far East that could lead to a greater presence in the important East Asian market, as well as improved ties with neighbors such as China and Japan

Hot Topics: Security The European refugee crisis could lead to a split in EU

The European refugee crisis could lead to a split in EU

Debates: Experts from the Valdai Club discuss the European refugee crisis, highlighting the political, economic and cultural issues that threaten to destroy the unity of the EU

Hot Topics: Economy Increased Iranian oil production is no threat to Russia

Increased Iranian oil production is no threat to Russia

Recent OPEC decision indicates that a year after the Iranian nuclear deal, Tehran still lacks the capacity to increase its oil output and challenge major industry players, including Russia

Hot Topics: Science and Technology An MIT professor explains why Russia fails to innovate its educational system

An MIT professor explains why Russia fails to innovate its educational system

RD Interview: Loren Graham, a professor of the History of Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), explains what Russia needs to do to make its university system more innovative and entrepreneurial

Russia Direct Report: 'Crossing the bridge to the Far East'

Russia Direct Report: 'Crossing the bridge to the Far East'

Archive

Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated on several occasions his commitment to make the development of Siberia and the Far East a “national priority for the entire 21st century,” including most recently at the Eastern Economic Forum that took place in Vladivostok in September.

The perils of arming Kiev

The perils of arming Kiev

Opinion

A new political push within the U.S. Congress to arm Ukraine may impact European security in ways that were never intended. In a worst-case scenario, it might even lead to the proliferation of weapons to terrorists

Why a European Army is unlikely

Why a European Army is unlikely

Q&A

RD Interview: Dmitry Danilov, head of the European Security Department at the Institute of Europe of the Russian Academy of Sciences, explains why a common European Army is far from reality

A fresh start for a new version of the KGB

A fresh start for a new version of the KGB

Analysis

The centralization of the nation’s security forces within a new Ministry of State Security is either a pragmatic management move – or a precursor to the return of the all-powerful KGB of the Soviet era

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