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13.10.2014 - Can Bombs Ever Be a Substitute for Diplomacy? (by RIAC President, Professor of MGIMO-University Igor Ivanov)

The 19th-century German military theorist Carl von Clausewitz gave a classic definition of war as the "continuation of policy by other means." Considering the strategy of the West during various crises in recent years, it would seem that U.S. and European leaders have radically revised that idea and now view war not so much as a continuation of policy as they do an alternative to it.


09.10.2014 - Innopolis – Russia’s New IT-Capital? (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Information and communications technology (ICT) continues to be one of the most progressive and growth-generating sectors of the global economy. Such areas as mobile internet, e-payments, robotics and artificial intelligence, cloud technologies fascinate both consumers and developers, steadily becoming less of a sci-fi and more of a know-how.


07.10.2014 - The Caspian Summit: successful cooperation in the 'oasis of peace' (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

One of the biggest achievements of the Caspian Summit was the considerable progress made in preparing the Convention on the Caspian Sea legal status.


03.10.2014 - WHY THE VETO RIGHT IS SO IMPORTANT (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

There is an on-going discussion of the Security Council reform, including the issue of the veto right. The veto right, or the UN Charter’s requirement for the SC Permanent Members’ unanimity, remains the cornerstone of the UN system, which was created to guard peace and security after the Second World War.


01.10.2014 - Russian approach to international cooperation in climate issues (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Several days ago the UN climate summit was held in New York. It became another important step in the ongoing discussions of what is to be done to counter negative consequences of climate change.


30.09.2014 - Defeating terrorism through a comprehensive approach (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Combating ISIS, the Al-Nusrah Front and other terrorist cells that have long been growing in the Middle East, has now become a top international priority.


29.09.2014 - Russia in Global Nuclear Energy Market (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Within the context of the recent 58th IAEA General Conference held in Vienna it is worth making an overview of Russia’s position in this important and sophisticated global industry.


29.09.2014 - Rights of indigenous peoples within post-2015 Development Agenda (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The international community is approaching a significant milestone in international development process – a new sustainable Development Agenda for the post-2015 period, which is being worked on. We consider it important to take into account, within its framework, the interests of all groups of society – not least those of indigenous peoples.


29.09.2014 - INTERVIEW BY RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEY LAVROV TO BLOOMBERG TV, SEPTEMBER 27

Foreign Minister, thank you so much for taking the time to speak to Bloomberg TV. You've obviously lived in the U.S. for many years. You've been coming to these U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York for many years.


27.09.2014 - Lavrov: Western bloc headed by Washington rejects UN principle that all states are equal (for Russia Today)

The US-led Western block rejects the principle of the equality of sovereign states secured by the UN Charter while advocating democracy in the international arena, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addressing the UNGA.


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