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A new round of the old struggle. Media review

Many observers mark that France and Britain do not want to move on to the practical implementation of the stated steps towards encouraging their closer interaction. ‘Shortly after the visit of President Macron to the United Kingdom in January, there were many predictions concerning development of bilateral relations, but the …

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Ukrainians are prepared for the presidency of Nalyvaichenko

Carefully cultivated European image of the official Kiev motivates some idealistically oriented Western partners to observe the processes passing in the country through the lens of their own democratic experience. However, there’s a difference between positioning as a democrat, and being a democrat. Ukraine lives under absolutely different laws than …

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The last border policeman of Europe. Media review

Prime Minister of Hungary Victor Orbán confirmed his reputation as one of the most consistent opponents of common European migration policy. The Guardian believes that the package of documents adopted by Orbán’s rubber-stamp Parliament and toughened up the regulation on reception of immigrants by imposing criminal liability for persons, who …

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United Nation of the Space

Let us start with an axiom that is, unfortunately, often ignored by politicians – humanity is vulnerable. Our species is concentrated on one mother planet. Another large asteroid, an explosion of a super volcano, or an unsuccessful (for us) virus mutation will be enough to make the humanity devastated. Of …

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You should live a clean life. Media review

Observers notice the commitment of Germany to the course of complete abandonment of nuclear energetics. The government of the Chancellor Angela Merkel, which initiated the adoption of a law on the shutdown of all nuclear power plants on the territory of the country till late 2022, keeps carrying out a …

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PROGNOSTICS XXI Part 2. The shepherds and the flocks

The previous part of the Prognostics, devoted to technical unemployment, ended with the question, ‘Will humanity revolt against industrial robots depriving people of their livelihoods?’ In this part, we will try to give a reasonable answer to it. Approaching to any statement on the issue follows the identification of a …

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Is there a civil society in Russia?

There is an old tradition in the West to criticize Russia for the lack of civil society. It’s generally accepted that the Russian government knows only an authoritarian management style and immediately suppresses any forms of civil self-determination and self-organization, which aren’t controlled by it. But is that true? To …

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Making Friends Against Whom? Media review

According to experts, the EU is adjusting its approach to cooperation with the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Now Brussels that has previously blamed Beijing for carrying out expansionist policies in the economic sphere, and threatened to limit the partnership area shows its willingness to develop ties with China. And …

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PROGNOSTICS XXI Part 1. People: a valuable resource or burden?

The belief of a permanent population increase is still out there inside the collective consciousness. Or at least the idea of keeping it at the previous level. The viewpoint became almost an axiom, though in the end of the XVIII century Thomas Malthus warned of unregulated population upsurge risks. However, …

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