The East's Rise and The New Russian Foreign Policy
Russia is bracing to turn from its centuries-old foreign policy model (dating back to the Moscow Principality) to maintain direct control over its immediate periphery as a way to provide for its security. How new self-defense methods get integrated into the nation’s strategic culture can play a crucial role in the future.
The subject of this article is the correlation of sacred, secular and religious authorities. According to the author’s opinion one of the main differences between traditional East and West is undevidedness of religious and secular authorities in the traditional East. At the same time these categories of authorities became to belong to different sovereigns: religious authority – in the person of Pope, secular authority – in the person of the Emperor/ King. This article considers some rare and special cases of devidedness between secular and religious authorities. The deprivation of power of the Abbasid Sultan caused the decline of the caliphate and the subsequent rebirth of caliph-sultan functions in the person of Osman Empire ruler. As for the devidedness of secular and religious shogun and tenno functions in the XII century, we can say, that this phenomenon is one of the attributes for the development of Japan in the Middle Ages according to the Western way (the other attribute is the Japanese feudalism).
The volume contains a selection of papers delivered to the first five annual conferences "Written Monuments of the East: Problems of translation and interpretation" (2011–2015) organized on the base of the permanent seminar "Textual Criticism and Source Study of the East" (Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow) by the staff of the Department of Oriental Written Sources.
This article presents the results of the analysis of justification of annexation of Crimea to Russia in speeches of president Putin and ministry of foreign affairs representatives. The annexation of Crimea in 2014 was an indicator of foreign policy change, which needed an official justification at domestic and foreign arenas. It ∗ Myasnikov Stanislav, National Research University ‘Higher School of Economics’( Moscow, Russia), e-mail: email@example.com Политическая наука, 2020, № 2 254 proved to be quite successful inside Russia, but abroad. By using the instruments of strategic narratives theory, this article reveals how the president and MFA representatives provided justification of the annexation of Crimea; why it was legitimized domestically; and what the goal for the justification at international level was analyzed. The actors’ main justification strategies were defined as ‘defense’ and ‘counter-attack’; they appealed to historical memory; defense of Russian culture; defense of the Crimean people’s rights. Simultaneously, a negative image of the West was constructed. Such a justification could help domestic legitimation, but did not consider the cultural features of the international audience. The justification could lead to a reduction of interest in the Crimean Spring internationally. The empirical base of the study was 46 transcripts of V.V. Putin and MFA representatives from 2014 to 2018, as well as 2 documentaries containing V.V. Putin’s interviews. Keywords: president; MFA
The article deals with the processes of building the information society and security in the CIS in accordance with modern conditions. The main objective is to review existing mechanisms for the formation of a common information space in the Eurasian region, regarded as one of the essential aspects of international integration. The theoretical significance of the work is to determine the main controls of the regional information infrastructure, improved by the development of communication features in a rapid process.The practical component consists in determining the future policies of the region under consideration in building the information society. The study authors used historical-descriptive approach and factual analysis of events having to do with drawing the contours of today's global information society in the regional refraction.
The main result is the fact that the development of information and communication technologies, and network resources leads to increased threats of destabilization of the socio-political situation in view of the emergence of multiple centers that generate the ideological and psychological background. Keeping focused information policy can not be conceived without the collective participation of States in the first place, members of the group leaders of integration - Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Currently, only produced a comprehensive approach to security in the information field in the Eurasian region, but the events in the world, largely thanks to modern technology, make the search for an exit strategy with a much higher speed. The article contributes to the science of international relations, engaging in interdisciplinary thinking that is associated with a transition period in the development of society. A study of current conditions in their relation to the current socio-political patterns of the authors leads to conclusions about the need for cooperation with the network centers of power in the modern information environment, the formation of alternative models of networking, especially in innovation and scientific and technical areas of information policy, and expanding the integration of the field in this region on the information content.
This special publication for the 2012 New Delhi Summit is a collection of articles by government officials from BRICS countries, representatives of international organizations, businessmen and leading researchers.
The list of Russian contributors includes Sergei Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia, Maxim Medvedkov, Director of the Trade Negotiations Department of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, Vladimir Dmitriev, Vnesheconombank Chairman, Alexander Bedritsky, advisor to the Russian President, VadimLukov, Ambassador-at-large of the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry, and representatives of the academic community.
The publication also features articles by the President of Kazakhstan NursultanNazarbayev and internationally respected economist Jim O’Neil, who coined the term “BRIC”. In his article Jim O’Neil speculates about the future of the BRICS countries and the institution as a whole.
The publication addresses important issues of the global agenda, the priorities of BRICS and the Indian Presidency, the policies and competitive advantages of the participants, as well as BRICS institutionalization, enhancing efficiency and accountability of the forum.