In 2015 most countries in the world signed the UN Declaration on Sustainable Development Goals (hereinafter, SDGs) and undertook to move toward their realization, but national goals (17 goals and numerous tasks and specific indices) were to be formulated in accordance with their own developmental characteristics. For advanced countries, this is chiefly solution to the accumulated social and environmental problems with an emphasis on mitigation. For most developing countries, this is practically the basis of devising development programs from various, frequently low, levels of development. However, for the BRICS countries, this is a far more important and topical task of a comprehensive approach to their own (catching-up) development.
The perspectives for the global economy developmet indicate high probability for the global financial crisis. That put forward some dramatically new priorities before Russia
The article “Saudi-Iranian relations: between confrontation and dialogue” is dedicated to the tensions in mutual relations between two main actors in the Middle East. The authors realize deep analysis of the Iranian and Saudi approaches toward the key problems of the Middle Eastern politics. The article contains research of the geopolitical rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia. The article concerns main points of contradiction such as civil war in Syria and Iranian nuclear problem.