Show hosts: Yana Alexeyenko
Mitt Romney, in the most important speech of his life, accepted the U.S. Republican party’s nomination for president, promising to toughen Washington’s dealings with Russia and President Vladimir Putin. Commenting on this today will be our guest Fred Weir correspondent for the Boston-based daily The Christian Science Monitor.
France and some western experts believe that President Assad's regime may resort to chemical weapons. French President says that France is ready to prevent the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime, which would be the legitimate grounds for the international community for direct intervention.
The U.S. Republican Party on Tuesday nominated Mitt Romney as its candidate to challenge Democratic incumbent Barack Obama in November presidential election. Commenting on this today will be our guest Andrey Fedyashin , a political analyst.
The latest aggravation of the Syrian crisis and the failure of Kofi Annan’s mission pose new challenges for Russia’s foreign policy. Russia so far has prevented (along with China) the development of the “Libyan scenario” in Syria. But now it is obvious that the Syrian crisis has entered a new stage this summer.
Experts believe that Friday's rally in Egypt serves as a reminder that the newly-elected Islamist President Morsi has to do a lot more to win the hearts and minds of all Egyptians.
Russia officially joined the WTO on Wednesday as the protocol on its accession to the Marrakesh Agreement, the foundation document for the world trade club, entered into force.
The Egyptian army massed troops in the Sinai Peninsula after at least 16 Egyptian police officers were killed and others wounded in armed attack on a police station in north Sinai on the border between Egypt and Israel.
The protocol on Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization enters into force on Wednesday. The document was signed in Geneva on the 16th of December last year after 18 years of negotiations.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that any unilateral and unlimited buildup of the missile capability by one state or a group of states would lead to the preservation of Cold War hangovers, damaging strategic stability in violation of all the OSCE members' obligations not to strengthen their security at the expense of others.
A group of Japanese nationalists has landed on a chain of uninhabited islands claimed both by China and Japan amid an escalating territorial dispute between the two countries. Commenting on this today will be our guest Andrei Ivanov, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for East Asian and SCO Studies of Moscow Institute of International Relations.
Russia is proposing setting a concrete date for a new ceasefire between the government troops and opposition forces in Syria. And discussing this issue with us today will be our guest Evgenia Voiko, leading expert at the Russian center of political processes.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that the Customs Union of the former Soviet republics of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan was in free trade talks with New Zealand and the European Free Trade Association. Commenting on this today will be our guest Sergey Agibalov- Senior Expert of Economic Department at the Institute for Energy and Finance
Today we’ll be discussing the sectarian problem in Egypt and our guest is Yevgeny Satanovsky – President of the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies
Today we’ll be discussing the ongoing armed uprising against Syrian President Assad. The government troops on Monday stormed the western neighborhood of Aleppo in a battle that could decide the future of the armed uprising. Our guest today is Boris Dolgov - senior fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies
On Sunday Mohamed Morsi signed decrees on the retirement of Field Marshal Mohammed Tantawi, the defense minister who headed the military council that ruled Egypt for 17 months after the 2011 ouster of Hosni Mubarak, and the military chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Sami Anan.
The U.S. State Department has slammed Iran’s behavior in Syria, when asked to comment on the start of the international meeting on Syria in Tehran on Thursday. Commenting on this today will be our guest Boris Dolgov - senior fellow at the Institute of Oriental Studies.
The USA is deeply concerned about recent events in Belarus, including the decision of the Belarusian government to expel the Swedish ambassador and force Sweden to recall its entire diplomatic staff in Minsk. Discussing this issue with us today will be our guest Dmitry Babich - political analyst.
Today we are going to discuss Iran’s controversial nuclear program. Israel has recently stepped up its threats to begin a military action against Tehran unless Iran's nuclear development is completely stopped. Commenting on this today will be our guest Dmitry Kosyrev, political observer for the RIA News Agency in Moscow.
The Egyptian authorities vowed to restore security in the country’s Sinai Peninsula as soon as possible after the deadly attack on a border crossing. Commenting on this today will be our guest Boris Makarenko – Chairman of the center for political technologies.
Polish President said in an interview on Saturday that the agreement with the United States on the deployment of the anti-ballistic-missile defense system on its territory was “a political mistake” that should not be repeated in future.
Russian President Vladimir Putin came to London on Thursday for informal talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron and to visit some of the Olympic judo events. Our guest today is Elena Ananyeva, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Europe at the Russian Academy of Sciences.
State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell said the United States had provided the Syrian opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad with $25 million of nonlethal assistance. The USA is continuing its efforts to have Syrian President resign. Discussing this issue with us today will be our guest Fred Weir correspondent for the Boston-based daily The Christian Science Monitor
Pakistan and the United States of America signed on Tuesday a deal formalizing an agreement on NATO supplies to Afghanistan through Pakistani territory. Commenting on this today will be our guest Evgenia Voiko, leading expert at the Russian center of political processes.