issue #10, 2010The main theme of this issue is “2012: What issues will the elections be focused on?”. Whether it is possible that the 2012 election campaign can be considered as already having begun, both in Russia and in America. What political, economic and cultural themes should a potential presidential candidate concentrate on? Which of these issues is the debate most likely to center around in 2012? These and other questions were answered by: Robert Reich, Professor at the University of California in Berkeley, and former head of the U.S. Ministry of Labor (1993-1997); Walter Laqueur, a prominent historian and political scientist; Sergey Dorenko, the editor-in-chief of the Russian News Service (RNS); Maxim Sokolov, Expert magazine observer; and Anatol Lieven, a senior research fellow on U.S. global strategy for the New America Foundation. Other contributors include: Michael Remizov, president of Institute of National Strategy (INS) and James Galbraith, professor of the School of Public Policy and Government at the University of Texas (Austin).