The ASEM Forum has been the only platform to promote cooperation in the entire Eurasia for the last 20 years. Linking this experience to the current Eurasian bid for becoming a global center of gravity can stimulate cooperative trends in relations between the global actors and the establishment of a stable and balanced global security system. A significant contribution to that might be made by the Russian Federation, all the more so since Russia and ASEM are gaining increasingly higher ranks in each other’s priorities.
The interaction between SFRY and EEC dates back to the 1960s/ During the Yugoslav crisis of the 1990s the EU tried to mediate conflicts but failed. NADO and USA took the lead. The early XXI century saw another attempt of the EU to stabilize and modernize the Balkans. Since its efforts to some extent impotent, NATO once again dominates the regional crisis management. The confrontation between Russia and the West may trigger destabilization in the region which faces growing internal contradictions.
This article responds to the question of whether the tensions and conflicts in international relations today are only a repetition of the Cold War, or the international community observes a different process. Advancement in the discussion on this topic would prompt the modern generation of politicians and experts on the usefulness of the Cold War experience dating back to 1947–1989 for interaction between the great powers. It may be also helpful for analyzing the perspectives of the resolution of this conflict as well as for finding the solutions which will be at least partly acceptable to the participants. The article compares the main features of the «old» and «new» cold wars according to the number of participants, the role of ideology, degree of military tensions, concentration of economic and other resources for the victory over the opponent. The article relies on a qualitative approach and does not resort to quantitative arguments. Although the new conflict differs from the old Cold War by many parameters, its nature has not changed from the nature of the conflict in the past.
This review explores the current status of entrepreneurship in Spain. The authors describe its main features: international activity expansion and increasing interest in environmental strategy. They analyse factors, underlying the structure of this phenomenon and their affect on companies’ activity: innovations, knowledge management, supply chain management and leadership.
An analysis of Asia-Pacific formats and initiatives of multilateral cooperation through the prism of global trends in 2014-2015 demonstrates decreasing significance of accelerated trade and investment liberalization along the Asia-Pacific track and rising interest to strengthening regional connectivity. A search for new opportunities to maintain high rates of economic growth and political stability make Asia-Pacific actors expand the connectivity framework upon the nascent Eurasian mega-region. This meets Russia’s interests in terms of expanding the spectrum of its foreign policy instruments in Asia-Pacific and integrating the Asia-Pacific and the Eurasian vectors of its foreign policy.
Today’s world is rapidly turning into
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economic blocks built on different normative bases. Such
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The article analyzes the policies of the Asia-Pacific regional leaders, which led to the establishment of a particular economic order in the region, as well as the process of transition to a new Sino-centric model of regional economy
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change reflects the consensus of the world community on transition to low-carbon development. Greenhouse gas emissions reduction is closely intertwined with various national objectives, such as strengthening energy security, technological development, and many others. Transition to low-carbon development is a new reality of world energy, which brings significant risks for those who stay away from these trends.
The experience of the well known world business schools in using MBA programs is analysed. Тhe history of MBA programs is presented on many American and European examples. American and British benchmarking in qualities and the content of training programs reflects the current level of business education in many countries of the world. Programs in Harvard School of Business, Ecoles Superior de Commerce, INSEAD and other prestigious schools of business are discribed.
The article argues that the pivot to the Asia-Pacific region has become Russia’s strategic response to security and economic challenges the country is faced with, including existential challenges such as the threat of losing the status of a great power, maintaining her territorial integrity and independence. This strategy should not be viewed as a policy meant only to ameliorate the economic and demographic situation in the Far East and Eastern Siberia and to address situational regional issues in security and economic sphere. Russia’s pivot to the Asia-Pacific should be interpreted as an opportunity for Russia to break out of the economic, security and geographic traps she has found herself in within the Western-dominated international order and to facilitate the development of an alternative system which will allow Russia to utilize her comparative advantages.