No 3 (2011)

Articles
G8 and G20 Development Assistance to the Poorest Countries in the Period of Economic and Financial Crisis
Zaitsev Y.K.
Abstract
The paper presents analysis of the G8 and G20 assistance to developing countries in overcoming the consequences of economic and financial crisis. It assesses the G8's and G20's implementation of key global governance functions and highlights their engagement with international organizations. In conclusion the author gives recommendations for rational division of labour between the institutions in international development assistance.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):5-15
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Conceptual Foundation of Expansion of NATO's Nonmilitary Activities
Petrovich-Belkin O.K.
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The article is devoted to the examination of the conceptual foundation of expansion of NATO's nonmilitary activities after the termination of the Cold War. Three NATO's Strategic Concepts of 1991, 1999 and 2010 are under comparative analysis.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):16-23
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Certain Aspects of Interstate Activity of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Kozmenko A.V.
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The article examines notion, concept and structure of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes as well as certain aspects of its activities. Article emphasizes and describes the main activity of the centre - administration of arbitration proceedings related to international investment disputes, which is a very important element furthering effective cooperation of States in resolution of disputes related to international investment relations.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):24-30
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Kazakhstan Initiatives in Creation of Weapon Free Area
Faizova R.S.
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The article considers Kazakhstan's policy in the field of nuclear nonproliferation. It analyzes Kazakhstan's contribution to creation of nuclear-free zone in Central Asia. It also focuses on Astana initiatives in implementation of nuclear-free world.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):31-36
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London Model of Multicultural Development: Urban Administrative Initiatives and Cultural Integration of Ethnic Minorities
Berson A.B.
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London is among most culturally diverse cities in Europe and in the world. This paper will investigate ethnic cultural integration of immigrants within the city's social space. Firstly the paper explores multi-cultural political inclusion strategies of London administration, municipal service provision and policy and cultural integration programs both on the city level and locally in London boroughs. Secondly this paper raises the question of the initiatives of ethnic minorities, the issue of ghettoisation and linguistic segregation of the city and analyzes the impact of such integration on social city space. The paper also analyses the preparation to Olympic Games 2012 in London as they are presented as cultural cohesion element.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):37-50
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National Competitiveness in Global Economy: Evolution of Approaches and Methods of Assessment
Teng Delux -.
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The basic concept of national competitiveness and the analytic potential model for the estimation of countries' competitiveness, such as diamond model of competitive advantages of national economies by M. Porter, the generalized double diamond model of international competitiveness by C. Moon, 9-factors model by S. Cho, Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) and Knowledge Economy Index (KEI) are considered.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):51-55
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Development Assistance: Russia's New Role and Prospects of Reviving Cooperation with Latin America
Moseykin Y.N.
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Regional restrictions of official development assistance and Russia new role and growing potential as a «new donor» in Latin America are studied. Several propositions on development assistance mechanisms and cooperation for effective social and economic solutions are formulated for Latin America and other countries of the world as well.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):56-63
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Export Support System in the Russian Federation: Institutional Framework and Challenges for Export Development
Voyteshonok Y.A.
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The aim of the present article is to study the RF export support system institutions; identify its defects and their affects on export development. The study is based on regulations and designated periodicals' analysis. Disunity and lack of coordination in the RF export support system as well as lack of its core elements have extremely negative influence on level and quality of state export support. This fact places Russian industrial companies under unequal conditions in comparison with foreign competitors in foreign markets.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):64-73
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To the Question of the Nature of Belarus and Russia Union State
Gwarishwili A.A.
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The author examines the actual problem of defining the nature of Belarus and Russia Union State (US) as unique international creation. The author analyzes different definitions that reflect variations of conceptual positions in the understanding of the essence of the State Union and offer his own definition of US.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):74-81
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Cooperation between EMERCOM of Russia and European Union in the Field of Disaster Prevention
Kuvshinov A.V.
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This article is about the EMERCOM of Russia's cooperation with European Civil Defense forces in the field of emergency situation, decision - making and improvement process.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):82-86
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Twixt Pragmatism and Idealism: British Approaches to the Balkan Policy Revisited (the late 19th/early 20th Century)
Aganson O.I.
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The purpose of the article is to define how home debates on international issues influence a state's foreign policy. This task was undertaken on the pattern of Britain's policy in the Balkans in the late 19th/early 20th century. The author examines the role played by the radicals (left-wing liberals) in formulating Britain's approaches to the Eastern question. It is stated that the interaction between the Foreign Office and the radicals rendered British policy in the Balkans more flexible.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):87-93
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Evolution of George Bush (Junior) Administration Politics towards Iran
Safonov A.S.
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The article describes the process of formation of the U.S. foreign policy towards the Islamic Republic of Iran during the presidency of George Bush (Junior). In the center of attention - the key factors that influenced the American leadership and foreign policy priorities towards Iran.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):94-102
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Chinese Foreign Trade Dynamics and Change of the Country's Position in World Economy
Rodionova I.A., Parfenov A.I., Shubin V.V.
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The article presents the analysis of dynamics of foreign trade of the Peoples Republic of China, shifts in geographical and commodity structure of export and import since 1995 until present. Their influence on change of country's position in world economy and international trade is revealed. Analyzing the statistical data, authors come to a conclusion that modernization and transparency of economy, expansion of foreign economic relations, considering direct correlation of rates of gross domestic product (GDP) and rates of development of foreign trade of the country, have led to essential strengthening of China's position in world production of manufacturing industry, in world economy, and international trade.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):103-114
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On the Motives behind the Chinese Leadership's Decision to Pursue a Nuclear Programme
Kachan G.G.
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The article questions the realist assumption that China's nuclear ambitions were primarily aimed at providing military security and presents evidence that the Chinese military and political elite was motivated by the desire to form a national identity and make up for the grievances of the past.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):115-120
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Structural Analysis of Centre-Periphery International Relations in the Middle East Case Study
Zhuravleva Е.М.
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The author shows the complexities of interaction that existed between the international system as a whole and the sub-system or region. The author examines the structuralism approach to the understanding of core-periphery relations and illustrates the dynamics of these relations during the Cold War and the limitations of superpowers involvement in the region.
Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):121-123
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Vestnik RUDN. International Relations. 2011;(3):124-125
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