The following is announcement I received from a colleague of mine in Moscow which might be of interest to JRL readers.
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Globalrus is a website dedicated to political news and analysis. Its version in Russian has been operating for several months now at www.globalrus.ru. It is one of the most serious analytical sites on Russian politics, and it is also among the most visited ones, thanks to its critical comments of the latest news and to articles by leading Russian journalists. Globalrus is a project of the Civil Club an independent non-profit organization presided by Mikhail Margelov, who is also President of the International Affairs Committee of the upper chamber of the Parliament of Russian Federation.
An international version of the site is now being created. Entirely in English, the new Globalrus.org will be more that just a translation. Besides translations of the most interesting articles from Globalrus.ru, it will feature articles written specially for it by American and European journalists and researchers in political science, as well as news from USA, Europe and Russia, etc. Covering most top global political events, the site will mainly focus on the current geopolitical situation, on the role of Russia in the modern world and on Russian-American relations. More precisely, the following topics will be discussed:
Conflict of civilizations: East vs. West and North vs. South
Energy/fuel exchange and security problems
Immigration problems: the new Great Transmigration of Peoples'
Mass destruction weapons - a threat from the past
New common features in the national defense of both countries
Russia and NATO
How do Americans understand Russia
How do Russians understand America
The main purpose of the project is to create a fruitful dialog between people interested in global politics in Russia an America. As the site content is now being created and gathered, the Globalrus team will welcome contributions from competent journalists and/or researchers, specialists in international politics and American-Russian relations. Potential authors are invited to contact Alexander Mansilla by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.