Новые международные отношения: основные тенденции и вызовы для России
The chapter deals with relations between Russia and the countries of the African continent. The author analyses the Soviet legacy in this sphere, but pays the main attention to the contemporary situation. She looks into the reasons for Russia's interest in Africa, the spesific forms of cooperation between our country and Africa and of their economic and political relations. She alo assesses the prospects and possibilities of these relations.
The chapter is devoted to the evolution of the post-Soviet space after 2014. The causes of the Ukrainian crisis and its consequences for Ukraine, Belarus and Russia's positions in the post-Soviet space are analyzed. Separately analyzed new trends in domestic and foreign policy of Belarus.
In the world there is a rapid growth of interest in environmental issues. It brings to Russia both opportunities and risks. First connected with the country's exceptional wealth of natural capital, the value of which in time it only increases. The second - with a high level of contamination on a significant part of the country and passive environmental policies. Russia's participation in international environmental cooperation has always reflected the low priority of environmental issues on the domestic agenda and was subordinated primarily to the solution of foreign policy tasks. However, at present, among the political and business elites of Russia, the awareness of the importance of environmental issues is increasing, and as a result, in the near future Russia may become more involved in international environmental initiatives.