Kabul: Disturbed Summer, 1941

In the article, called to the readers attention, the author on the basis of some new documents and sources from the Russian archives (AVP RF, SVR RF) exposes aggressive plans of fascist Germany in Afghanistan on the eve and during the first months of the Great Patriotic War. The author also analyses initial forms of cooperation between the USSR and Great Britain in Afghanistan when the anti-Hitlerite coalition was born. This article may be of interest not only to the Second World War historians, but also to international relations researchers and scientists who study policy and history of Afghanistan in the XXth century.

The non-Aligned Movement is 50 years old

Past year the Non-Aligned Movement celebrated its 50th anniversary, what gives rise to cast a glance over its history, to sum up the results of its activities, to estimate its contemporary state.
This article analyses the problems the Non-Aligned Movement faces with in the era of globalization, the role of the leading countries in the Non-Aligned Movement, the North-South contradictions and the South-South cooperation and also reveals the attitude of Russian Federation towards the Non-Aligned Movement.

International Organizations in the System of International Relations: Trend and Perspectives

Emergence of international intergovernmentalorganizations(IIGO)inthesecondhalf of the XIX century and its reasons, formation of the law of IIGO, possibilities to ensure state sovereignty of small and medium-sized countries within IIGO, IIGO functions in regulation of specific segments of international relations, emergence of IIGO of integration groupings, growing role of international non-governmental organizations (INGO) in international relations, possible impact of quantitative growth of IIGO on a future system of international relations and on the maintenance of international peace and security. The article is devoted to the 90-th anniversary of Prof. Dr. G.I. Morozov, the founder of the Soviet/Russian theory of international organizations. His name bears the Special MGIMO stipendium.

Morphological Derivation in Primary Nominative Units in Modern Arabic

This paper is dedicated to different ways of word derivation within the process of primary nomination in the Modern Literary Arabic language and articulates their functional characteristics. In the article brand new ways of word derivation are also being analyzed from the semantic and morphological point of view.

Representation of Buddhist Values and the Concept of “happiness” in the Japanese National Conscijusness

The article in the framework of lingvocultural research is aimed to explore the Happiness concept in political and philosophical discourse. The author examines the influence of values of Buddhism and Zen Buddhism on Japanese national consciousness. Special attention is given to felicity components of the teaching of philosopher–idealist Nishida Kitaro.

Cultural Paradigm of Teaching the Japanese Language.

The article enlightens the innovation methodic of Japanese language teaching .The analysis of basic concepts such as «life», «human being» at the lingvocultural lessons, acquaintance with Japanese values should help to better understanding of national mentality, to train specialists prepared for successful intercultural relations.

Approximatives (More than/Less than) in Modern Japanese

A discussion on the principal features of Japanese expressions of approximation (of the types MORE THAN/LESS THAN such as IJOO, KYOO, CHOO, AMARI etc.) involves analysis of their eligibility for various contexts (conditionality vs. factivity, apposition vs. delimitation, stressing significant and insignificant quantity, topicality), viewed in dynamic interaction of their stylistic usage, semantic structure, and conventionally implied meanings. A comparison between the groups of MORE–type and LESS–type approximatives opens onto the issue of linguistic asymmetry and provides some clues for comparative research.

International Environmental Governance: Drivers and Perspectives

The paper aims at contributing to the general understanding of the international environmental governance as a process of global environmental policy formation and implementation. It identifies the drivers that ensure and maintain this process characterizing the current IEG system as fragmentary and ineffective on the one hand, while allowing to outline the trends of its transformation on the other.