Королевский институт международных отношений
26 марта, 22:32

Грант: Грант на исследование внешней политики России от Лондонской академии

ежемесячная стипендияДо 29 апреляАкадемия лидерства в международных отношениях имени Королевы Елизаветы II приглашает исследователей со степенью бакалавра и выше с фокусом на международные отношения, для участия в программе Academy Robert Bosch Fellowship (Russia and Eurasia), которая будет проходить в Chatham House в Лондоне. Длительность: 10 месяцев (с середины сентября 2018 по середину июля 2019). Целевой группой программы являются специалисты, находящиеся в средней стадии своей карьеры (как правило, это опыт работы 5-15 лет) - представители академий, общественных организаций, бизнеса, государственных структур, гражданского общества или медиа. Кандидаты должны продемонстрировать знания в области исследований или интерес к заявленным темам. Темы: Международная динамика Разработки в области экономического роста, модернизации и демократизации в странах Восточного партнёрства и/или РоссииВнутренняя политическая элита и пути влиянияИзменения в обществе, социальный капитал, миграция, межэтнические отношения и внегосударственные акторыПотенциал государства, устойчивость, воздействие на внутреннюю политику извне в странах Восточного партнёрства и/или России Внешние отношения Отношения между ЕС/НАТО со странами Восточного партнёрства и/или РоссиейБезопасность и разрешение конфликтовПерспективы внутрирегионального конфликта и сотрудничестваОтношения между странами Восточного партнёрства и Россией Финансирование: 2340 £ в месяц (на покрытие исследовательских работ и стоимости возможных публикаций)

23 марта, 12:22

Chatham House: «Один пояс и один путь» может быть выгоден не только Китаю

Британские и иные компании могли бы помочь Китаю в осуществлении этого масштабного проекта с выгодой для себя.   Инициатива «Один пояс и один путь», впервые объявленная в 2013 году председателем КНР Си Цзиньпинем, может по меньшей мере поспособствовать улучшению инфраструктуры и...

21 марта, 12:57

Глава Эстонии в ближайшее время встретится с Елизаветой II, Трампом и Макроном

Президент Эстонии Керсти Кальюлайд на следующей неделе намерена встретиться с королевой Великобритании Елизаветой II. Потом в планах у главы государства принять участие во встрече с американским лидером Дональдом Трампом в Вашингтоне, а с 8 по 10 апреля в ходе визита во Францию встретиться с президентом Эммануэлем Макроном. — Встреча Кальюлайд с королевой Елизаветой II пройдёт в Виндзорском замке. Окончательная программа визита ещё уточняется, но помимо встречи с королевой запланировано участие президента в бизнес-форуме. Она также выступит с лекциями в аналитическом центре Chatham House и университетском колледже Лондона, посетит Имперский колледж Лондона и встретится с эстонской общиной, — рассказал советник Керсти Кальюлайд эстонскому порталу. По его словам, 3 апреля она вместе с лидерами других стран Балтии встретится в Вашингтоне с Трампом. Ожидается, что на встрече будут обсуждаться вопросы безопасности и экономического сотрудничества. С 8 по 10 апреля Кальюлайд будет находиться во Франции, в ходе визита состоится её встреча с президентом Макроном.

19 марта, 16:23

🇸🇦 What's behind the Saudi Aramco IPO delay? | Counting the Cost (Feature)

When Saudi Arabia said it was going to sell five percent of its state-owned energy giant Saudi Aramco to public investors, top stock exchanges sat up and took notice. The flotation was tipped to happen this year, but now, Saudi Aramco says it needs to review its options for the listing. So what's behind the delay and what does it mean for Saudi Arabia and potential investors? "I think they ran into serious problems. And the problem was created in April 2016 when [Saudi Crown Prince] Mohammed bin Salman first announced the privatisation because at that point, he put a valuation on Saudi Aramco of $2 trillion. This was achieved by a rather simplistic piece of arithmetic - you take the reserves 266 billion barrels and then multiply it by an oil price. And the oil price they took was $7.5 a barrel, which was the price that Total had paid when they bought Maersk," Paul Stevens, a fellow at Chatham House, tells Counting the Cost. "But the problem with that is, that to say then they're going to take 5 percent gives a benchmark, $100bn, and if the privatisation goes ahead and they get less than $100bn, this will be seen as a failure, and this is bad news from MBS' point of view. So my sense is they're desperately trying to sort of riggle out of the privatisation process because the valuation is grossly overstated and they're unlikely to get $100bn. And the last thing MBS needs at the moment is some sort of an obvious failure." While he says that the IPO delay is not necessarily a setback for reforming the Saudi economy, Stevens believes that making "the IPO the proverbial jewel in the crown was a mistake because they've created a benchmark by which you can judge the success or failure of this. I think this is the reason for the delay in the process." "I suspect that they're more likely to go ahead with a private sale because the beauty of a private sale is: nobody will know if it's failed or succeeded because you won't actually know what the price is." Stevens says the delayed IPO and the lack of transparency isn't "particularly good news" for investors, but "more important was the arrest in November of a number of senior businessmen in the Kingdom. This illustrates a fundamental problem in Saudi Arabia and that is a lack of real property rights, and if you're a foreign investor, I think you're going to be looking pretty hard at the Kingdom before putting money in there, and indeed the private sector within Saudi Arabia will also look hard at investing within the Kingdom." Asked about the implications of the IPO delay for the Saudi economy domestically, Stevens says "it shouldn't stop the much-needed process of economic reform that is under way ... I don't think it's going to make a huge amount of difference to the reform programme - providing it's not seen as a failure, in other words providing they are not going to go ahead with the IPO and getting significantly less than the $100bn." More from Counting the Cost on: YouTube - http://aje.io/countingthecostYT Website - http://aljazeera.com/countingthecost/ - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

18 марта, 20:26

🇷🇺 What do Russian voters expect from their leader? - Inside Story

About 110 million voters are given the chance to choose a President for Russia, and the spotlight is on one man - Vladimir Putin. He has led the country for almost two decades - either as President or Prime Minister. Many voters credit Putin, a 65-year-old former KGB spy, with standing up for Russia’s interests. But others say there's no alternative. The election comes at a time when relations with the US are compared to the Cold War and Moscow's accused of poisoning a spy in Britain. So what do Russians expect from their leader? Presenter: Laura Kyle. Guests: Pavel Felgen-haeur - Columnist with Novaya Gazetta. Anna Borsh-chevskaya - Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. James Nixey - Head of the Russia and Eurasia programme at the foreign affairs think-tank, Chatham House. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

18 марта, 11:14

🇷🇺 'Putinomics' and the Russian elections | Counting the Cost

President Vladimir Putin is on track to become Russia's longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. As Putin seeks re-election in the upcoming vote, what is the state of Russia's economy? And how will ordinary Russians fare if Putin stays in power? There's been a rise in living standards over Putin's 18 years in office, and despite Western sanctions and volatile oil prices, Russia's economy is still growing. Timothy Ash, a senior emerging markets strategist at Bluebay Asset Management, says the last couple of years have been difficult but "it [Putin's economic politics] has worked in some respects, it's created financial stable exchange rates, inflation has dropped. The problem is... growth has been very weak and disappointing." "Fiscal and monetary policies have been too tight and too aggressive because of concerns about the geopolitical challenges facing Russia. Putin's also held back from structural reforms - the Russian economy is in dire need of deep structural reforms - things like business environment, fighting corruption, demographic issues, so these things haven't been addressed. It's been a cautious micro and macro [economic] policy," says Ash. Ash says the real question is "whether or not Putin is interested in a more ambitious economic reform agenda... Russia is still an oil economy, and beyond agriculture not much focus has brought diversification or investments. In the end, Russia is still struggling in terms of attracting foreign direct investments and that relates to the idea of the business environment: property rights, rule of law, the geopolitical relationship with the West. And if you're a big motor manufacturing company, do you feel secure building physical assets in Russia at the moment when the relationship with the US and Europe is so difficult? Probably not." While Putin has improved the living standards of ordinary Russians, "the last three to four years have been difficult because stagnation has been the order of the day", says Ash. "While Putin himself is popular...if you look at ordinary Russians, they're not very happy because stagnation doesn't go down very well. There is job security but living standards have taken a fairly significant hit and a lot of young liberal Russians are leaving... Russia needs those kinds of people to bring up productivity improvements and raise that growth potential of the Russian economy." "Russia faces a real demographic time bomb, it's a declining population over the longer term, Russia needs to find young dynamic people from somewhere," says Ash. Also on this episode of Counting the Cost: Saudi Aramco IPO: When Saudi Arabia said it was going to sell five percent of its state energy giant Saudi Aramco to public investors, top stock exchanges sat up and took notice. The flotation was tipped to happen this year, but now, Saudi Aramco says it needs to review its options for the listing. Paul Stevens, a Fellow at Chatham House, discusses transparency and foreign investment in Saudi Arabia. Toys R Us: World famous brand Toys R Us has announced it will sell or close hundreds of its stores in the US and at least 30,000 jobs will go. The 70-year-old retailer helped shape the toy industry for decades but has faced stiff competition in recent times from online businesses, as Gabriel Elizondo reports. Zimbabwe economy: Zimbabwe's business community is calling for international sanctions to be removed to help improve the ailing economy. President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants to attract more foreign investors but many are cautious about doing business with Zimbabwe, as Haru Mutasa reports from Bulawayo. Mexico fashion designs: Mexico is famous for its highly patterned, ornate, indigenous clothing, and the fashion world has taken notice. Major brands and designers have been selling clothing inspired by traditional Mexican designs. But the communities where those designs originate say they often do not see the benefits, as John Holman reports from Mexico City. More from Counting the Cost on: YouTube - http://aje.io/countingthecostYT Website - http://aljazeera.com/countingthecost/ - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/

16 марта, 20:24

Токсичная Россия

Это преступление стало еще одним доказательством наличия цивилизационной пропасти между Россией и Западом.

15 марта, 20:33

🇷🇺 How will a divided west tackle a resurgent Russia? | Inside Story

The rhetoric of the Cold War appears to be back - with strong words at the UN Security Council and the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from Britain. The US, France and Germany along with the UK have issued a joint statement blaming Moscow for the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK. The apparent unity in the West though comes at a time of friction over Brexit and an unpredictable White House. Russia says the accusations are 'insane' - and that Britain is refusing to cooperate with Moscow in the investigation of the incident. Is there a rush to judgment by western powers on Russia? Presenter: Adrian Finighan Guests: Vyacheslav Matuzov, a former Russian diplomat. Matthew Goodwin, Senior Visiting Fellow in the Europe Programme at Chatham House. Fabrice Pothier, Former Director of Policy Planning for NATO. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

15 марта, 00:20

Cold War Tactics Return to Britain

Spies, intrigue, and expulsions are back in a way not seen in decades.

13 марта, 23:30

Chatham House: лондонская биржа должна стать инструментом войны с Россией ( ИА Красная весна )

О необходимости превратить британские финансовые инструменты из источника выгод для России в стратегический актив против РФ заявил британский аналитический центр Chatham House 12 марта в статье на сайте организации. По мнению авторов статьи, Джона Лоха (John Lough) и Джеймса Шерра (James Sherr), Соединенное Королевство якобы на протяжении нескольких лет посылало российскому руководству сигналы о своей слабости. В частности, эксперты говорят об особенно неуверенных действиях ......

13 марта, 23:26

Taleb: "Best Thing For Society Is Bankruptcy Of Goldman Sachs"

Authored by George Eaton via NewStatesman.com, In Taleb’s universe, the fieriest circle of hell is reserved for bankers and neoconservatives. Nassim Nicholas Taleb is an intellectual brawler, a philosophical pugilist. His new book, Skin in the Game, put me in mind of the final scene of The Godfather or Reservoir Dogs: everybody gets whacked. Bankers and bureaucrats, warmongers and wonks – all are targeted by Taleb. For the Lebanese-American thinker, their shared sin is that (with some exceptions) they lack “skin in the game”. By this, Taleb means they are insulated from the consequences of their actions: they do not have “a share of the harm” or “pay a penalty if something goes wrong”. This “asymmetry in risk bearing”, he warns, leads to “imbalances”, “black swans” (the rare but high-impact events described in his 2007 mega-seller) and “potentially, to systemic ruin”. When I meet Taleb, 57, at the Club Quarters hotel in central London I am mentally primed for conflict (journalists are another of his targets). But the self-described flâneur is courteous and polite, helpfully advising me to add an espresso to the hotel’s insufficiently strong coffee. I ask him how his deadlifts are (the stocky Taleb once boasted of lifting 400lbs). An unrelated injury, he laments, has “set him back” but he has shed fat, not muscle (“it could be that when you deadlift you’re always hungry”). “I consider myself in the same business as journalists,” Taleb says when I raise the subject of my trade. “But if you don’t take risks it becomes propaganda or PR.” Taleb, a man sometimes described as having praise only for himself, speaks admiringly of the New Statesman’s in-house philosopher John Gray. “My respect for him is so great… He, visibly, has skin in the game, he was not afraid to be a Thatcherite when it was unpopular and later an anti-Thatcherite when it was also unpopular.” In Taleb’s universe, the fieriest circle of hell is reserved for bankers and neoconservatives. “The best thing that could happen to society is the bankruptcy of Goldman Sachs,” he tells me. “Banking is rent-seeking of industrial proportions.” Taleb, who became rich as a derivatives trader, is not a foe of capitalism but of “cronyism”. “If you’re taking risks, God bless you. This is why I accept inequality. I’ve seen people go from trader to cab driver and back again.” He similarly denounces armchair interventionists. “There’s a corrective mechanism in nature: a predator typically inflicts risk on others but also on itself. Unless warmongers are more exposed to dying than others it’s the equivalent of reckless drivers being isolated from the risks of reckless driving.” Is he suggesting that, like George Orwell in Spain, neocons should have joined the Iraq frontline? “They should have kept their mouths shut,” he replies. Taleb was raised in Lebanon by a Greek Orthodox family during the 1975-90 civil war (resulting in what he calls “post-traumatic growth”). He charges the West with excessive rather than inadequate support for the Syrian rebels. “Obama is the reason my people – the Orthodox Christians of Syria – are down by half. Assad’s father blew up my house. But Assad’s enemies make him look like Mother Teresa. You’re not dealing with the Swedish parliament versus Assad: you’re dealing with real scum.” Mindful of the charge of hypocrisy, Taleb seeks to ensure that he has skin in the game. Though he lives mostly in New York, he retains a property in Lebanon and houses six Syrian refugees. He does not employ an assistant (“it moves you one step away from authenticity”), rejects copy editing of his books and refuses to accept honours and prizes (“they give you an award, then they own you”). When later that day I join Taleb at a private dinner hosted by Second Home, an east London start-up hub, he dismisses the convention of Chatham House Rules, insisting that all his remarks are on the record. As an investor, Taleb never advises others to make a trade that he has not done himself. He inverts our traditional conception of “conflicts of interest” (“no conflict, no interest,” as one Silicon Valley slogan has it). When Taleb spoke sympathetically of Brexit in 2016, he simultaneously bought a large quantity of pound sterling. Once asked during a TV appearance to comment on Microsoft, he replied: “I own no Microsoft stock… Hence I can’t talk about it.” “Those who seek money from a transaction, at least you know where they stand and what their norms are,” Taleb explains. “But those who tell you ‘I’m doing it for the benefit of humanity’, you’ve got no way of checking them.” Yet are there times when a lack of skin in the game is defensible? Taleb concedes that an exception should be made for jurors. “You don’t do it for a living, you have a cleaner opinion than someone who gets involved.” Taleb, a philosophical sceptic, influenced by Burkean and libertarian thought, observes: “I’m against universalism right there. Skin in the game is not something universal.” By now, we have been talking for 90 minutes and Taleb remarks with surprise that he is running late for another appointment. Our conversation concludes on an optimistic note: “We’ve survived 200,000 years as humans,” says Taleb. “Don’t you think there’s a reason why we survived? We’re good at risk management. And what’s our risk management? Paranoia. Optimism is not a good thing.” Is the paradox, I ask, that human pessimism offers grounds for optimism? “Exactly,” Taleb replies. “Provided psychologists don’t fuck with it.” 

09 марта, 21:35

The Politics of Trade Wars

Europe has gotten another American president to back down on tariffs—by targeting products produced in politically sensitive districts.

27 февраля, 19:41

U.S. Escalates Threat Against Iran After Russia U.N. Veto

The United States has escalated international tensions with Iran, threatening unilateral action against the Islamic Republic on Monday after Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council motion to call out Tehran for allowing weapons to fall into the hands of Yemen's Houthi group. “If Russia is going to continue to cover for Iran then the U.S. and our partners need to take action on our own. If we’re not going to get action on the council then we have to take our own actions,” said U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley during a visit to the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa.  Haley did not specify what type of action she meant, however the Russian veto was a big blow to the United States which has been lobbying for months to hold Iran accountable at the U.N. - while also threatening to withhold waivers on U.S. sanctions unless the "terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal" are fixed.  “Obviously this vote isn’t going to make the decision on the nuclear deal. What I can say is it doesn’t help,” Haley said. “That just validated a lot of what we already thought which is Iran gets a pass for its dangerous and illegal behavior.” President Trump warned European allies in January that they would need to commit to fixing the nuclear deal by May 12.  President Donald Trump warned European allies last month that they had to commit by mid-May to work with Washington to improve the pact. Britain drafted the failed U.N. resolution in consultation with the United States and France. The initial draft text - to renew the annual mandate of a targeted sanctions regime related to Yemen - wanted to include a condemnation of Iran for violating an arms embargo on Houthi leaders and include a council commitment to take action over it. -Reuters Russia has questioned the findings of January U.N. report which concluded that Iran supplied the Houthi group with weapons in a proxy war between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government forces and Iranian-allied Houthi rebels in what appears to be another attempted regime change in the region.  In mid-January, Yemeni Houthi rebels claimed to have struck targets inside Saudi Arabia after launching two ballistic missiles, according to Houthi military media. Some pro-Houthi sources also reported the destruction of a Saudi military base in Najran, which lies in southwest Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. This is fresh | #Saudi Defense Forces successfully intercept ballistic missile shot by #Iran backed #houthis towards #Najran - Saudi town at #Yemen border @a_albanderpic.twitter.com/5tgTGEMzgl — حسن سجواني 🇦🇪 (@HSajwanization) January 12, 2018 Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia disputed that the missiles hit their targets, with Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reporting that Saudi missile defense has intercepted one near Jizan Regional Airport, a busy transport hub in southern Saudi Arabia, though it is unclear what happened to the reported second missile. Following Monday's Security Council vote, Iran's mission to the U.N. accused the United States and Britain of abusing council privileges to "advance their political agenda and put the blame of all that happens in Yemen on Iran." Iran, meanwhile, has grown frustrated with what they're getting out of the nuclear deal - with deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi telling a London audience last Thursday that they would likely pull out of the nuclear deal before the May 12 deadline if western banks don't start doing business with them.  Most of it is because of this atmosphere of uncertainty which President Trump has created around JCPOA, which prevents all big companies and banks to work with Iran, it's a fact, and it's a violation lead by the United States. -Abbas Araghchi Araghchi also criticized President Trump for his increasing rhetoric over the nuclear deal: You know, every time President Trump makes a public statement against JCPOA saying it's a bad deal, it's the worst deal ever, I am going to fix it, I am going to change it, all these statements, public statements are a violation of the deal. Violation of the letter of the deal, not a sprit, the letter. If you just see paragraph 28 it clearly says that all JCPOA participants should refrain from anything which undermines successful implementation of JCPOA, including in their public statements of silly officials. "If the same policy of confusion and uncertainties about the (deal) continues, if companies and banks are not working with Iran, we cannot remain in a deal that has no benefit for us," Araqchi told an audience at the London-based think tank Chatham House. "That’s a fact."

27 февраля, 00:59

Brexit Won, But Remainers Keep Campaigning

A new party starts up, and a bus goes on tour bearing the political slogan: “Is it worth it?”

24 февраля, 04:00

Iran Threatens To Abandon Nuclear Deal If Western Banks Don't Start Doing Business

Iran says it will withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal if big banks continue to avoid doing business with the Islamic republic, deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi said on Thursday, speaking from London.  The Islamic Republic agreed to restrict its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of crippling sanctions by the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia.  Following the deal, however, major banks have continued to avoid doing business with Iran for fear of violating remaining U.S. sanctions - which Iran says has hampered their efforts to rebuild foreign trade and attract investment. Most of it is because of this atmosphere of uncertainty which President Trump has created around JCPOA, which prevents all big companies and banks to work with Iran, it's a fact, and it's a violation lead by the United States. -Abbas Araghchi Compounding Iran's woes are comments from President Trump, who told Europeans on January 12 that they must "fix the terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal" or he would re-impose the sanctions lifted by the Obama administration as part of the pact. Trump set a May 12 deadline to review fresh "waivers" on U.S. sanctions.  The May 12 deadline represents an opportunity for Trump to pull the U.S. out of another international deal. He has already abandoned the Paris climate accord and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade deal. He wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, a 24-year-old trade pact with Canada and Mexico. -USA Today Trump sees three major defects in the deal; its failure to address Iran's ballistic missile program, the terms by which inspectors are allowed to visit suspected Iranian nuclear enrichment sites, and "sunset" clauses on Iran's nuclear program which expire after 10 years.  Araghchi contends that Trump's interpretation of the sunset clause is incorrect, and that Trump's continued trash-talking is in violation of the deal itself; “There is no sunset clause in the JCPOA. Although the U.S. administration and Trump are talking about sunset clause and that JCPOA is just for 10 years, that is not true,” he said. You know, every time President Trump makes a public statement against JCPOA saying it's a bad deal, it's the worst deal ever, I am going to fix it, I am going to change it, all these statements, public statements are a violation of the deal. Violation of the letter of the deal, not a sprit, the letter. If you just see paragraph 28 it clearly says that all JCPOA participants should refrain from anything which undermines successful implementation of JCPOA, including in their public statements of silly officials. The foreign minister said that if Iran does not receive the deal's much touted economic benefits soon, it will likely pull out of the deal before the May 12 deadline.  "If the same policy of confusion and uncertainties about the (deal) continues, if companies and banks are not working with Iran, we cannot remain in a deal that has no benefit for us," Araqchi told an audience at the London-based think tank Chatham House. "That’s a fact." What of the nuclear program? When asked what Iran would do if the nuclear deal is scuttled, Araghchi replied: "Well if there is no deal anymore obviously there is no restrictions in our nuclear program anymore," adding "Iran would still be a member of NPT (non-proliferation treaty) still committed to its obligations and still, you know, obliged not to go for nuclear weapons, this is our policy. And in that sense there is no sense of clause in the JCPOA, it's like actually perception that Americans are spreading on others but this is absolutely wrong. Iran's commitment not to ever seek or acquire or produce nuclear weapons is permanent." "I don't think to add a new crisis over the non, over the proliferation of nuclear weapons would be beneficial for anybody, in the region and outside the region."  

22 февраля, 22:00

Главное от ANNA NEWS на вечер 22 февраля 2018

Слушание в Спортивном арбитражном суде дела российского керлингиста Александра Крушельницкого, чья допинг-проба дала положительный результат на мельдоний, отменено по просьбе сторон. Как говорится в сообщении суда, решение будет вынесено на основании письменных заявлений и опубликовано в четверг, передает РИА «Новости». Федерация керлинга России констатировала потерю Крушельницким олимпийской бронзы. В ДНР за прошедшие сутки Украинские подразделения девять раз нарушили режим прекращения огня, выпустив по прифронтовым районам Республики 163 боеприпаса различного типа. В ходе обстрелов применялись танки, минометы, вооружение БМП, различные типы гранатометов и стрелковое оружие. Под огонь ВСУ попали поселки Трудовские на западе Донецка, Лозовое вблизи Ясиноватой, Михайловка на севере Горловки, а также села Ленинское и Саханка на юге ДНР. Информация о пострадавших и разрушениях уточняется. Запрос защиты экс-главы Украины Виктора Януковича о повторном допросе президента Украины Порошенко в качестве свидетеля по делу о госизмене был отклонен Оболонским районным судом Киева. Напомним, Порошенко был допрошен вчера в ходе сеанса видеоконференции, однако суд досрочно закончил допрос после вопроса адвокатов об отдыхе президента на Мальдивах. Под Дамаском продолжается масштабная военная операции по окончательному освобождению пригородов от террористов. ВКС России и Сирийская боевая авиация наносят удары по укрепленным объектам противника и складам с его вооружением.В ответ террористы запустили ракеты по густо населенным районам пригородов Дамаска. Есть погибшие и раненные. Министр иностранных дел РФ Сергей Лавров призвал западные страны оказать давление на боевиков ан-НУсры ( запрещены в России) . В противном случае, заявил министр, террористы будут полностью уничтожены. В России разрабатываются радиоэлектронные боеприпасы, предназначенные для выведения из строя техники противника за счет мощного СВЧ-импульса, сообщает заместитель гендиректора концерна «Радиоэлектронные технологии» Владимир Михеев. Подобные заявления, звучат все чаще, и не случайно.Над электромагнитным оружием интенсивно работают в США и Китае, где понимают, что перспективные технологии дистанционного воздействия радикально изменят тактику и стратегию ведения будущих войн. Замглавы иранского МИД Аббас Арагчи допустил выход Тегерана из ядерной программы, если из-за давления США западные страны станут отказываться от экономического сотрудничества с Ираном. «Я не думаю, что сделка сможет выжить в таких условиях. Если эта беспорядочная политика продолжится.Если компании не будут работать с Ираном, мы не сможем соблюдать эту сделку, потому что она не будет нам выгодна», приводит ТАСС слова дипломата из его выступления в Королевском институте международных отношений.

22 февраля, 20:19

Новости от ANNA NEWS на 18:00 22 февраля 2018 года

Ведущая новостей: Ольга Шпилевских. Олимпийский комитет России заплатил 15 миллионов долларов на развитие международной антидопинговой системы и взаимодействия между МОК, Всемирным антидопинговым агентством (WADA) и международными спортивными федерациями, тем самым полностью выполнив финансовое условие, установленное в декабре прошлого года Международным олимпийским комитетом для восстановления членства России в этой организации. Замглавы иранского МИД Аббас АрагчИ допустил выход Тегерана из ядерной программы, если из-за давления США западные страны станут отказываться от экономического сотрудничества с Ираном. «Я не думаю, что сделка сможет выжить в таких условиях. Если эта беспорядочная политика продолжится.Если компании не будут работать с Ираном, мы не сможем соблюдать эту сделку, потому что она не будет нам выгодна», приводит ТАСС слова дипломата из его выступления в Королевском институте международных отношений. Греция 21 февраля экстрадировала в Россию Артура Джиоева, занимавшегося в преступной группе Аслана Гагиева координацией действий между структурными подразделениями банды, а также принимавшего непосредственное участие в убийствах и других тяжких и особо тяжких преступлениях. Российское следствие установило причастность группировки Гагиева к шестидесяти убийствам сотрудников правоохранителей, чиновников, бизнесменов, совершенным на территории Москвы, Подмосковья и Северной Осетии. Глава британского Минобороны Гэвин Уильямсон на заседании парламентского комитета по вопросам обороны, настаивая на увеличении финансирования армии Великобритании, напомнил об неожиданном укреплении Китая и России и назвал угрозу из Москвы, Пекина и Пхеньяна более серьезной, нежели угроза терроризма. Он заявил о необходимости изменить структуру британских вооруженных сил для противостояния угрозе межгосударственного конфликта, подчеркнув, что бездействие сделает страну «менее безопасной». Власти Газы объявили о введении режима чрезвычайного положения из-за того, что экономика Сектора находится на грани коллапса. Напомним, что ранее мы сообщали об экономическом кризисе в Газе, начавшемся, когда анклав перешёл под управление Палестинской национальной администрации. Ситуация ухудшилась ещё больше после того как власти США отказались спонсировать Ближневосточное агентство ООН для помощи палестинским беженцам, которое во многом позволяло сохранять убыточную экономику Газы на плаву. Согласно сообщениям военных источников, курдское ополчение отрядов народной самообороны начало передавать контролируемые ими районы города Алеппо под управление Дамаска. Сирийский правительственный флаг был поднят над кварталами Шейх МаксУд, БустАн БашА, аль-Хальк, БАни Зейд, аль-ХайдАрия, Айн аль-Абьяд, а также над блокпостом ЗиЯра на въезде в Афринский кантон. Все бойцы отрядов народной самообороны из данных районов Алеппо будут переведены на север для отражения турецкой агрессии.

22 февраля, 15:32

Блеск и нищета современных синктанков

Судьба сегодняшних синктанков довольно наглядно иллюстрирует то кризисное состояние, в котором находится наш мир. А именно – отсутствие плана будущего и даже ответственной дискуссии о нём.

22 февраля, 15:11

Иран пригрозил выходом из СВПД при давлении на страну

Иран выйдет из сделки по иранской ядерной программе, если США продолжит оказывать давление на западные государства, блокируя их экономическое сотрудничество с ИРИ, - заявил сегодня в Королевском институте международных отношений замглавы МИД …