Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

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European integration as a factor in the process of the Montenegrin state-building

The article deals with the peculiarities of the development of the Montenegrin state-building and Montenegro’s prospects for the European integration after the referendum in 2006. In the wake of the demise of the SFRY and the occurrence of new sovereign states, the Western Balkans became a sphere of interest to the European Union. The author concludes that the European integration and the EU accession process commenced to turn into a major foreign policy goal.

Роль России в урегулировании сирийского конфликта

Вооруженное противостояние в Сирии продолжается с 2011 г. В сентябре 2015 г. сирийский президент Башар Асад обратился к Российской Федерации с просьбой о военной поддержке правительственной армии. Так началась операция воздушно-космических сил России в Сирии. При помощи российских войск сирийское правительство смогло восстановить контроль над большей частью сирийской территории и перейти к деэскалации и политическому урегулированию конфликта.

Features of the decision-making process in the United States on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (2010–2012)

The article is devoted to the study of the specifics of the TPP negotiation process and the analysis of the role of the Office of the US Trade Representative in its organization. Special attention is paid to the structures that had a key influence in the formation of the proposals promoted by the American delegation during the negotiations. The author comes to the conclusion that the members of the Trade Advisory Committees played a critical role in the development of the proposals that determined the agenda of the US delegation in relation to the TPP.