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The valence of the Russian Drills during the turmoil in Middle East

The valence of the Russian Drills during the turmoil in Middle East

By Luca Mazzacane

The Russian Ministry of Defense began 2020 proactively, inaugurating the new year with a naval military exercise in the Black Sea. This activity is part of a bigger plan of drills involving other countries, but … Lire la suite

Political and Economic interests of Japan in South Caucasus: Perspectives of Cooperation

By Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi

Though Japan was among the first to recognize the independence of three South Caucasus states, relations with Tbilisi, Yerevan and Baku remained limited in the 1990s. It is only in the 2010s that we saw an increased effort from Tokyo to build deeper economic cooperation. Lire la suite

Russia’s Changing Economic Attitude towards Abkhazia & Tskhinvali Regions

By Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi 

Looking at the arc of separatist states on the Russian borders, there have recently been interesting developments which might signal a new approach in Moscow’s policies.

Ukraine’s Lugansk and Donetsk, Georgia’s Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions, Moldova’s Transdnistria region – all these territories were helped and Lire la suite

The effects of the Iranian crisis on Albania and the Balkans

By Luca Mazzacane

During the press conference on the 8th of January, that followed the assassination of Soleimani, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei labelled Albania as a western-backed antagonist country that seeks to interfere with the Islamic Republic and foments the conflict in Iran1. In his speech, Khamenei addressed to Lire la suite

The Union State of Belarus and Russia and the Eurasian Econonomic Union

by Nikita Taranko Acosta – Geneva


Almost immediately after the collapse of the USSR, first integration projects in the post-Soviet space were envisioned and began to emerge during the second half of the 1990s when Russian foreign policy started to shift towards the traditional focus of its sphere of Lire la suite

La reconfiguration des relations russo-biélorusses après l’annexion de la Crimée en 2014


I. Héritage soviétique et interdépendances

a- La Biélorussie au sortir de l’Union Soviétique jusqu’au traité de l’Union Biélorussie-Russie

b- La dépendance économique, énergétique et stratégique

II. Le repositionnement de la Biélorussie après l’annexion de la Crimée

a. En politique intérieure

b. En politique extérieure

III. Perspectives

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Le gouvernement russe dévoile les modalités du passage à la semaine de 4 jours de travail

Le gouvernement dévoile les modalités de passage à la semaine de 4 jours de travail



Dans une interview au quotidien Izvestia, le vice-ministre du Développement économique, Piotr Zasselski, a annoncé qu’une réunion se tiendrait cette semaine au ministère du Travail pour discuter du projet. Celui-ci sera d’abord conduit Lire la suite

Les touristes chinois en Extrême-Orient russe

By Jasmin Gut – Genève

Dans le recueil Rediscovering Russia in Asia de 1995, Pavel Minakir, alors directeur de l’Institut économique à Khabarovsk1, énumère sept points qui devraient à son avis mener vers un meilleur développement économique de l’Extrême-Orient russe. Il recommande la modernisation des industries soviétiques, ainsi Lire la suite

From Georgia, Iran-US Tensions Are Unlikely to Spill into War

By Emil Avdaliani – Tbilisi


To the south of Georgia trouble is brewing as Iran and the US (and its allies) are almost openly engaged in a military competition around the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz.

True, Georgia does not share a border with Iran, but its … Lire la suite

Invented Traditions and the Cult of Stalin

By Nikita Taranko Acosta – Geneva

Utopias are dreams of collective deliverance that in waking life are found to be nightmares(Gray 2008, p.24). In this essay I will try to work out on the concept of invented traditions prior to delving into the intricacies of the cult Lire la suite

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