In the current issue of this Newsletter two themes are presented: the experience of human rights protection and the problem of deterrence without nuclear weapons. Newsletter presents the views of Ronald Dworkin, an internationally acclaimed American political philosopher; John Dunn, Professor of Political Theory at the University of Cambridge; Alexander Daniel, the Head of the research program ‘The History of Dissent in the USSR’, as well as a member of the board of the ‘Memorial’ Association; Robert Gard, Senior Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Sergey Karaganov, Chairman of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy. Also in the issue: extracts from the speech of the First Deputy Chief of Staff of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladislav Surkov, which was delivered on April 9, 2010 in Moscow. This talk was given at the first meeting of Futurussia (the Association of Young Scientists and Engineers) devoted to the development of projects and the creation of an innovative city in Skolkovo.
THE MODERN STATE IN SEARCH OF ITS OWN FOUNDATIONS
NEW CONCEPTS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ARE REQUIRED
SOCIAL OBJECTIVES OF MODERNIZATION
PROTECTION OF RIGHTS WITHOUT POLITICIZATION
DEFENDERS OF THE UNITY OF THE HUMAN RACE
HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS ALWAYS SIDE WITH VICTIMS
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS – A LIFE IN A POLITICAL VACUUM
HUMAN RIGHTS ARE TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM GOVERNMENTS
RUSSIA SHOULD HAVE REDUCED ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS?
IT IS UNREALISTIC FOR NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO DISAPPEAR
THE ROLE OF IDENTITY IN PROTECTING DEMOCRACY
CHRONICLES OF THE WIDELY ANNOUNCED DECLINE
THE RUSSIAN DEBATE OVER MODERNISATION