Contents tagged with foreign policy

  • Putin announces Russian foreign policy change

    At a meeting of ambassadors and permanent representatives at the Russian Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday, July 19, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that foreign policy should be more economically-oriented to match the rising tide of protectionism on the world stage, TASS reports.

    According to Putin, the principle of competition and openness in global trade is becoming more frequently replaced by protectionism, economic benefit and expediency, by ideological conjuncture and political …

  • Poroshenko’s advisor: Ukraine and the US have common interests but that can change at any time

    Ukraine can count on political support from the United States under the new leadership, however there shouldn’t be any illusions, believes the director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies, presidential adviser Volodymyr Horbulin.

    He discussed this in an interview with Dzerkalo Tyzhnia newspaper, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Can Kurt Volker ‘reset’ American policy towards Ukraine? He makes a strong impression. It is obvious that he has an absolutely clear and realistic …

  • Media: Russia will reduce spending on promotion of foreign policy agenda abroad

    Budget expenditures for institutions promoting Russia's foreign policy agenda abroad will be reduced in the next three years, reported RBC, referencing materials from the "Electronic Budget" system.

    Compared to 2014-2016, subsidies to the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) will be reduced by 8%.

    In 2014-2016, the funds received subsidies in the amount of 431.4 million rubles. In 2017-2019, they will be allocated 398.7 million. The …