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The meeting of the Dissertation Council D002.244.03 – May 28, 2020 (Th) at 13.00

The meeting of the Dissertation Council D002.244.03
May 28, 2020 (Thursday) at 13.00 in the conference hall of the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Khlebny per., D. 2/3, a meeting of the Dissertation Council D 002.244.03 to defend the dissertation of Igor Rostislavovich PROKOPIEV on topic “US military reform in the late XX – early XXI centuries: theoretical basis, application experience and results” presented for the degree of candidate of political sciences, specialty 23.00.04 – Political problems of international relations, global and regional development.
The dissertation was completed at the Institute of the United States of America and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science.
Academic Supervisor: Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Batyuk Vladimir Igorevich, Principal Researcher, Federal State Budgetary Institution of Science, Institute of the United States of America and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Remote seminar “USA – supercrisis 2020: coronavirus” March 27 at 14.00

Dear Colleagues!

On Friday, March 27, at 14.00, all ISCRAN researchers were invited to a distance seminar on the ZOOM platform.

Seminar Topic: USA – Supercrisis 2020:

economic recession;
financial fever;
budget super package
attempted impeachment;
primaries transfer;
the prospect of the November election.

Speaker: S.M. Rogov (30 minutes), then an open discussion.

We plan to hold such seminars weekly, presumably on Wednesdays, while the quarantine regime is in effect.

Since March 23, 2020 – organization of scientific events on the Zoom platform in ISKRAN

Dear ISCRAN colleagues!

On March 23 this year, in connection with the transition to a remote mode of operation, the ISKRAN leadership decided to organize scientific events on the Zoom platform.

The next event in the form of a scientific seminar will be held on Friday March 27 at 14.00. By this time, ISCRAN employees should connect to Zoom.

To ensure working in Zoom, you must:

– Install the Zoom application at
– Register in the program
Participants are accessed via the link sent by the video organizer to the email, or by adding the address to the contact list.

March 4, 2020 Press Conference, “US Election Race: A Split Eight Months Before the Presidential Election”

March 4, 2020 in the IPC “Russia Today” held a press conference “The election race in the United States: the alignment eight months before the presidential election.” Director of ISCRAN Doctor of History V.N. Garbuzov and head of the scientific direction ISKRAN corresponding member RAS V.B. Supyan gave a detailed analysis of the changes taking place in the American political arena during the 2020 presidential campaign.

Press conference materials are available at:

Deputy Director for Research, Ph.D. Sudakova N.A. participated in the creation of a book devoted to the study of the phenomenon of protectionism in the US economy.

The book examines in detail the complex of normative legal acts “Buy American” from the historical law of 1933 to the decrees of D. Trump in 2019. The authors disclose the content of the American policy of public procurement, determine the mechanisms for protecting the domestic market, identify the prerequisites for such legal decisions, and give specific facts of the application of the law.

  “Of course, this book is an important step towards understanding the essence of the American approach and the American practice of legislative regulation and strengthening the national economy using restrictive measures in foreign trade, as well as to improve domestic legislation in this area,” Natalya Sudakova noted in a comment to the publication.

The book Buy American is published in the Library of the Institute for Development Strategies library series of the TEKHNOSFERA publishing house under the general editorship of O.I. Bochkareva.

ISCRAN is the leader in world rankings

ISCRAN continues to hold a leading position in research in the fields of external
politics, international relations, as well as defense and national security. IN
In February 2020, the annual (thirteenth) issue of the Global Brainwave Index
Centers “2019” (Eng. – “2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report”), published by the Pennsylvania
University (USA) since 2007
The report provides a rating of the “think tanks” of the world, compiled from a survey
scientists – representatives of more than 8000 scientific organizations, as well as state
figures, experts and journalists.
According to the report “Global think tank index 2019”, ISCRAN maintains
its positions and continues to appear in four sections of the rating and takes:
• 2nd place among Russian think tanks and 40th in the ranking of the best world
Think tanks involved in defense research and national
• 4th place among Russian think tanks and 135th in the ranking of leading world
Think tanks involved in foreign policy research and international
• 6th place among Russian think tanks and 26th in the ranking of the best think tanks
centers ”of Central and Eastern Europe;
• 2nd place among Russian think tanks and 28th in the ranking of the best
regional brain centers (with freely defined status).
The full text of the Global Think Tanks Index 2019 is available for
Download link
On January 30, 2020, annual events coincided with the release of the report, under
generic name “Significance of the activity of brain centers”: prospects and political
influence ”, which took place in more than 145 organizations in 85 countries. On these
events assesses the role that “brain centers” play in shaping
national and international politics. Panelists traditionally emphasize
the importance of international cooperation to address key policy challenges
before countries in the era of turbulent trends of the last decade in world politics.