CONTENTS

GOLDEN COLLECTION

Croatia: Ten Years of Change Stjepan Mešić... 1

WORLD ISSUES

The CIS in 2009: Achievements, Issues, Prospects A. Denisov... 11

President Obama: A Year in the White House M. Bragin... 23

OSCE: A Time for Change? A. Azimov... 32

The Model of China's Integration Into the Global Economy D. Kouzmine... 41

The Korean Nuclear Problem M. Sharko... 57

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF'S COLUMN

Did Stalin Want to Join NATO? A. Oganesyan... 67

ENERGY AND GLOBAL POLITICS

Iraq: A Key Section of the World's Energy "Solar Plexus" Yu. Shafranik... 71

Russian Natural Gas and Global Energy A. Medvedev... 78

Why Is Russia Opting Out of the Energy Charter? A. Konoplyanik... 84

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

BRIC as a New Form of Multilateral Diplomacy L. Kadyshev, N. Kosolapov, P. Kuprikov, A. Makushkin, L. Okuneva, A. Orlov, I. Timofeev, A. Schetinin... 97

COMMENTARY AND ESSAYS

Russia and the "Great Recession" E. Shadrina, Lticio Vinhas de Souza... 113

Copenhagen-2009 T. Avdeeva... 130

Russia's Image in the German Media I. Kravchenko... 146

Priorities in Modernizing Russia's Diplomacy V. Likhachev... 157

Historical Politics or Polticized Memory A. Dyukov... 165

RUSSIA AND OTHER NATIONS

Vietnam: Pages From the Past, a Look Into the Future Pham Gia Khiem... 177

Indonesia: A History of Ups and Downs M. Galuzin... 182

Mexico: "The Potential of Our Relations Is Very Big" Lourdes Aranda Bezaury... 193

INTERVIEW

Holy Places of the Holy Land S. Stepashin... 201

RUSSIAN WORLD

Moscow Is the Heart of the Russian World Yu. Luzhkov... 206

OPINIONS

Yalta, February 1945: Beginning of a New World? M. Narinsky, A. Dugin, V. Oleandrov, I. Panarin... 210

HISTORY AND MEMOIRS

He Was Equal to Suvorov A. Vorobiev, N. Vorobieva... 220

Russia and Finland in 1917-1920 L. Molchanov... 228

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