The Constitutional Legal Mechanism of the Russian Federation External Relations (the Organizational, Regulatory and Functional Components

In the article the Author examines the organizational, regulatory and functional components of the Constitutional legal mechanism of the Russian Federation, studies the legal framework for operation of the state authorities within this mechanism as well as the existing interrelations between such authorities.

Summit "Rio + 20" and Sustainable Development of Russia

The article summarizes the results of the research project “Evaluation of the implementation of the Russian Climate Doctrine and the principles of sustainable development. Main challenges, threats and opportunities”, realized at the Institute of International Studies at MGIMO. The project was carried out in preparation for the participation of Russia in the UN Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio + 20” (20–22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro).


The Prospects of a New Strategy of Development of the European Union – «Europe 2020»

In 2010 a new strategy of development of the EU – «Europe 2020» was adopted for help EU member states to overcome the consequences of the global crisis and return to the path of sustainable development. Politicians and experts differently perceive the Europe 2020 strategy. The article discusses main reasons and goals of the new EU strategy, and considers the prospects for its implementation.

Technoparks in Foreign and Russian Practice

The article discusses the concept of formation and activity of techoparks as one of the most popular forms of free economic zones. Using examples of the best world practice the authors give the basis of law regulation and a package of incentives for resident companies as well as the role of technoparks in world and national economy. Accumulated world best practice gives an opportunity to define the lessons for Russia. In the article the Russian experiences of technoparks is conducted, focusing on strengths and weaknesses of the their operation.

Perspectives of the reform of the Jamaica Monetary System

The article deals with the key issues related to the reform of the Jamaica Monetary System. The transformation of it began in the late 1990s and was driven by the Asian financial crisis which affected many countries in other regions including Russia. The recent global financial and economic crisis is to a greater extend caused by the crisis of the banking and financial system of the USA and the debt crisis of several eurozone countries. Taking into account that the Jamaica Monetary System has triggered the recent financial and global crisis, a problem of its transformation is widely discussed at various international forums and primarily at G-8, G-20 and meetings of the BRICS countries. The author examines a number of serious problems and assesses measures and perspectives of reforms aimed at creating a truly Multipolar International Monetary Order which would not it itself facilitate economic and financial imbalances which could lead to global crises.

Unity in Diversity (the Interaction of Major Religious Systems of India)

The article examines one of the main questions of intercommunications between main religious and cultural systems in India: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity. The article focuses the similarities and differences between main provisions of those religions, their functioning in modern India, their basic tenets.

People’s Republic of China and Non-Recognized States

The geopolitics of the People’s Republic of China is very multi vectoral and ramified in its nature that touches upon the so-called unrecognized states. Despite their status China is cooperating with them taking into consideration its geopolitical imperatives. The main element of developing bilateral ties with these states is economy. In this article the author analyzes Chinese geopolitical engagement with non-recognized states, some of its aspects and forms.

The Ideology of Modernization and Modernization of Ideology (the Experience of Russia)

The article deals with the most pressing issues responsible for blocking modernization in Russia: need for nationally oriented ideology required for consolidation of national identity and mobilization of cultural and civilization values in response for the challenges facing modern Russia; impotence of the Russian political elite to produce adequate modernization strategy. The author draws a conclusion that Russia must become one of the ideological world leaders to meet all these challenges.

The United Nations and the Ideology of the World Community

It is shown in the article that the UN is not only a forum to make speeches but a mechanism whichquicklyputsnew ideastothevoteofallcountriesin the world. Democratic majority in the UN which includes Russia should be more active in the Organization taking initiative in shaping up the new ideology of the XXI century which should consolidate multipolarity in the specific areas of the world policy.