INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

What does Canada Need Sanctions for? Cruicial Factors of Canadian Foreign Policy Towards Russia

The relationship between Canada and Russia has had a long history. Canada and Russia have a lot of things in common such as the size of territory, the federal system of government, joint interest in the Arctic region. But in spite of cooperation prospects the relationship between two countries has been frozen due to the sanctions imposed on Russia by Canada. On the whole the topic concerning sanctions imposed on Russia is widely discussed and raises many disputes about the real nature of the sanctions and the aims the countries pursue.

Use of Resources of the Caspian Sea through the Prism of Kazakhstan Interest in the 1990s and Early 2000s

The article explores the development of transport and logistics corridors of the Caspian region through the prism of Kazakhstan’s national interests and geopolitical competition between the leading actors. The author also analyzes the foreign policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, pointing to the fact that the country managed to maintain a balanced course and to be balanced with all players in the region.

Peace treaties and the Problem of International security: the Concept of n. V. Charykov

The article analyzes the views and diplomatic practices of the Russian statesman and scholar N. V. Charykov aimed at solving the problem of creating a system of international security. The formation of Charykov’s views and their development is traced. The most important aspect of his reasoning was consideration of the evolution of the status of peace treaties from ‘eternal’ to ‘relative’ as an important condition for excluding the military way of solving international problems.

World War I and Russia (on Some Lessons of Century-old Events)

Analyzing many events and phenomena that occurred in the leading countries of the world, and, first of all, in Russia, before, in the course of, and after World War I, the author raises and explores a number of problems of that time which are still urgent today and connected with international and domestic security of Russia. Key words: World War I, Russia, imperial nationalism, ambitions of political elite, international relations, overthrow of monarchy, war lessons, consequences of the Versailles Treaty.

RPR-PARNAS and the Syrian crisis

The article continues the cycle of publications devoted to views on foreign policy of the Russian opposition. This time it will be about one of the most notable Russian right-wing liberal parties RPR-PARNAS. The article analyzes the vision this part of the opposition liberals the main causes, major events and the most probable perspectives of the civil war, ongoing since 2011 in Syria. A special place is given to their estimates of Russia's role in the Syrian crisis.

Views of foreign policy of the Russian liberal opposition (on the example of RPR-PARNAS)

In the article author continues his series of publications devoted to views on foreign policy among Russian opposition. This time he focused on the approaches to the international problems by the largest Right-wing liberal party of Russia — RPR-PARNAS. Special attention is given to estimates by the Russian oppositional liberals of such pressing questions as Russia's accession to the World Trade Organization, diplomatic clashes over the issues of euroassociation of some former Soviet Republics, civil war in Syria, and « The Magnitsky's Law».

THE SEARCH OF THE NEW VECTORS OF RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY IN EUROPE AT THE BEGINNING OF 1920S

The article defines the major points of Russian foreign policy in Europe in 1920s. Author analyses relations between USSR and European countries during the period of temporary balance in the mechanism of decision making due to the pressure on Stalin and his supporters by the opposition inside the Communist Party.