CONTENTS

Russia and India: A Decade of Strategic Partnership S. Lavrov... 1

THE RUSSIA-FRANCE, FRANCE-RUSSIA YEAR

Three Hundred Years of Cooperation M. Arzakanyan, T. Zvereva... 12

International Roundtable "Russia-France: A New Quality of Relations" A. Oganesyan, Jean-Louis Gergorin, Yu. Dubinin, E. Obichkina, Thierry Le Roy, Pierre Conesa, V. Mamontov, H. Juskevicius, V. Vorobiev, Fabien Bossard... 22

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF'S COLUMN

The War in Afghanistan: How Long Will It Last?... 44

WORLD ISSUES

Quo Vadis, NATO? A Glance from Lisbon P. Petrovsky, V. Dedushkin... 49

OSCE: The Military-Political Dimension, Status, Trends M. Evtodieva... 58

Twenty Years of German Unity N. Pavlov... 72

Turkey: New Policies in the Middle East A. Lukmanov... 85

Russia and Saudi Arabia: 20 Years of Renewed Relations O. Ozerov... 95

ASEAN Expansion: Motives, Significance, Effects V. Urlyapov... 107

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF INTERVIEWS

Russia and Israel Dorit Golender... 117

COMMENTARY AND ESSAYS

Russia-Ukraine: There Are no Easy Ways yet... A. Oganesyan... 125

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Evolution of Protectionism in the UK and the United States A. Kuznetsov... 132

Reforming the Bundeswehr I. Kravchenko... 143

Russia-Kazakhstan: Cross-Border and Regional Cooperation S. Nikolaev... 152

Belavezha Drama Srecko Djukic... 161

Russia's Justice Ministry: An International Actor V. Likhachev... 177

WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS

The Crisis and the Future of the Gas Sector A. Medvedev... 188

Economic Security: Essence and Manifestations A. Pankov... 192

The Crisis and the Outlook for Infrastructure Projects V. Varnavsky... 203

PRO ET CONTRA

Energy Industry and Ecology A. Oganesyan, Yu. Shafranik, O. Shamanov, A. Ginzburg, G. Shmal, V. Gorbanev, V. Bushuev, Ye. Shvarts, S. Vasiliev, V. Tsvetkov... 216

SPACE EXPLORATION

Space Research Today L. Zeleny... 231

Russia-US. Space Partnership S. Puzanov... 238

RUSSIAN WORLD

Compatriots and Modernization V. Sibilev... 251

The Gift of Life M. Antoshkina... 256

BOOK REVIEWS

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