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“Third Age” Wants To Learn

Back in 1973, a very interesting social program emerged in France – “University of the Third Age” (U3A), which meant the creation of a network of higher education institutions for pensioners who are believed to be in the third period of their life after the two previous ones – active […]

Geography of the Presidential Elections in Ukraine

Ukraine held two-round regular presidential election on 31 March and 21 April of 2019 in a two-round system as it is regulated by its constitution. As no candidate received an absolute majority of the vote in the first round, a second round was held between the incumbent president Petro Poroshenko […]

The Role of Language in Expanding Global Collaboration

From 9 to 11 April 2019, the Center for Research and Intercommunication Knowledge in Al-Riyadh (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) held the first conference on Asian Arabic studies with the participation of 90 researchers from 18 countries of the Asian region, which included Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Central Asia, Maldives and others […]

China’s Relations with Southern Europe Annoy Brussels

On March 21-26, 2019, President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Italy, France and Monaco (the latter being the first visit by a Chinese president to the principality). The focus of Xi Jinping’s visit was the Belt and Road initiative (BRI). In a […]

Chinese Overseas Military Bases: National Interests and Global Ambitions

Modern China is an already recognized emerging superpower, which ever-increasing global role is becoming more relevant on the international scene. Concept of Rejuvenation of Chinese nation announced by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 implies the superiority of China in the economy, international politics, and military. Enhancing military, especially navy, […]

Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Risks of Expansion

Initially, since its inception, the path of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was specific and not similar to any other multilateral political organization. This was the first-ever consolidation initiative by China, Russia, and the Central Asian states. The SCO emerged out of the Shanghai Five, created in 1996 with China, […]

Key Takeaways of Xi Jinping’s European Tour 2019

The first foreign overseas visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2019 started with visiting Italy, Monaco, and France on March 21-26, 2019. During the tour, he visited five European cities, such as Rome, Palermo, Monaco, Nice and Paris, attended over 40 events and met with the leadership of those […]

Green Belt and Road: Aims, Problems and Prospects

Contemporary China is facing an environmental catastrophe after a period of dynamic growth in industrialization. In 2012, at the 18th Chinese Communist Party Congress, Chinese authorities recognized that during past thirty years the government worked in accordance with the “economic growth is preferable” principle and had failed to give due consideration […]

India-Pakistan Relations amid the Conflict in Kashmir

The air skirmishes in Kashmir, which occurred in mid-February and early March 2019 attracted global attention, as India and Pakistan faced the risk of the incident flaring up into a full-scale war. Even though it is early to speak about the implications of this conflict due to the end of […]

Far and Near South Caucasus: Present-Day Georgia-Armenia Relations

On March 13-14, 2019, President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili made an official visit to Armenia [Sputnik-Georgia, 2019]. It should be noted after the change of the Georgian constitution the powers of the president were reduced, therefore, this visit had a symbolic character. For Armenia, the borders of which with Azerbaijan […]