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Baku meeting of generals: Azerbaijan as a strategic dialogue platform

Baku meeting of generals: Azerbaijan as a strategic dialogue platform
18 December 2018

Meetings between the high military leadership of NATO and Russia in Baku where they discuss global security issues are becoming a regular occasion. NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe Curtis Scaparrotti and Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Valery Gerasimov came together in Baku again, which was met normally. The two generals discussed global military developments. Russia expressed concern over NATO`s deploying its military contingents near its borders. They also exchanged views over the military and political situation in Ukraine, the Balkans and the Middle East. Experts analyze political, geopolitical and military reasons behind the decision to hold the meeting in the capital of Azerbaijan. President Ilham Aliyev gave the best explanation. So we would like to give an insight into the geopolitical importance of the Baku meeting in the context of the President`s assessment.

60 years on: the EU`s new "roadmap" (Part 1)

60 years on: the EU`s new "roadmap" (Part 1)
27 July 2017

The problems faced by the European Union in the past few years encouraged the emergence of several scenarios for the bloc`s future. Experts give different forecasts, with many of them being pessimistic. Leaders of the 27 states who gathered in Rome to celebrate the European Union`s 60th anniversary signed the Rome Declaration. The document features a number of interesting points relating to the future of the organization. A deeper look at the declaration reveals that the EU is, in fact, on the verge of new transformations. But the main point here is that there is considerable uncertainty about the essence of these changes. The reason is that the European Union is now facing serious problems.

Summit in Washington: U.S. President's Position Remains Unchanged

Summit in Washington: U.S. President's Position Remains Unchanged
03 February 2016

The issue of participation of our head of state at the summit dedicated to nuclear security was finally brought to a close.

Cyberwarfare: World's New Perilous Horizon

Cyberwarfare: World's New Perilous Horizon
22 January 2016

Advances in science and technology contribute to progress for the humankind on many issues. In general, however, this factor is also manifested in the emergence of new threats. In particular, we witness the accomplishments in the information technology field used for malign purposes. Experts already use the new term – cyberwarfare. This phenomenon refers to disabling of certain assets using virtual means, implying new level and scale of the information warfare. It is no secret that this factor constitutes a threat to the entire world. Therefore, we believe that is it the right moment to give it a profound thought.

Cyberspace: Fifth Action Domain

Cyberspace: Fifth Action Domain
02 March 2015

The term cyberspace is believed to have been first introduced by William Gibson in his roman titled "Burning Chrome" (1984). In the modern sense, the cyberspace defines an open environment used by the computers and computer memories. According to the French philosopher Pierre Levy, cyberspace is a smooth, distinctively precise and interactive space that can be processed virtually, in real time. This space enables reception, transmission, modeling and registration of the information.

The Challenge of Achieving a Common Policy in Cyberspace

The Challenge of Achieving a Common Policy in Cyberspace
24 February 2015

Technological advances in cyberspace, an area where countries have started to compete in a manner similar to other domains (e.g., land, sea, air and space) as well as a growing dependence on digital networks have compelled world powers to develop their capabilities in this domain as well. In the 21st century, cyberspace has become a decisive arena for modern warfare and ''cyber influence is an ongoing source of power in the international security arena.'' At the same time, a growing number of Internet users and the increased reliance of economic and social systems on networking have created more direct threats to countries. This essay highlights major current problems in this sphere and proposes the UN's potential role in maintaining international peace and security in cyber domain.

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Trade war set to be the United States' next foreign policy quagmire
24 September 2018 The Hill

Trade war set to be the United States' next foreign policy quagmire

History is littered with real wars, like those in Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam, that were supposed to be won quickly and cheaply but turned out to be the most expensive and inconclusive of quagmires.

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Russian military 'drills' point to imminent final clash in Syria
30 August 2018 The Washington Times

Russian military 'drills' point to imminent final clash in Syria

Russia's navy announced it will open ''large-scale drills'' in the Mediterranean on...

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