Tragedy in Las Vegas – the collapse of the U.S. intelligence

A mass shooting at a music festival in Las Vegas showed helplessness of the U.S. intelligence in the face of threats, said RISS expert Konstantin Blokhin. “The U.S. intelligence is vast, composed of 17 distinct organizations. All of them failed to predict such a situation. It is the collapse of the U.S. intelligence community,” added he.

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Referendum 1.0 – a new chapter in Spain’s history

“The Catalan independence referendum, or a Referendum 1.0, as it is called in the Spanish press, will become the turning point, which will divide the modern history of Spain into two periods: “before” and “after.” Unfortunately, the new period in the country’s history will be characterized by political and economic crisis,” said RISS expert Anna Glazova.

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The slogan “Goodbye, Iraq” sounds prematurely

The consequences of the Iraqi Kurdistan referendum can be heavy, says RISS expert Igor BOROVKOV. This is due to problems in the economic situation of the autonomous region, which can easily be exacerbated by neighbouring countries in case of economic pressure on it.

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RISS Director held a meeting with Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan

RISS Director M. Fradkov held a meeting on 17 July 2017 with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the Russian Federation Mr. B. B. Ashrafkhanov. The event was also attended by the Counselor of the Embassy of Uzbekistan A. Alimov, Head of the Center for CIS countries studies O. Petrovskaya, Assistant Director A. Dudar.

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