Journal article

Modern structure of the higher architectural and construction education

The analysis of higher education in the sphere of sustainable development shows that there is a need to include the concept of sustainable and practical design thinking at all levels. Starting from ideological level (stability as conceptual and ethical justification of architecture), methodological level (the...
Journal article

Reuse of construction materials after demolition of buildings

The purpose of this research work is an evaluation of the growth the volume of reuse building scrap in Voronezh region. The main task is elimination obstacles of the growth potential of using this dismantle technology with following construction low-rise houses made from reused materials.
Journal article

Optimization of activities of road construction company based on lean manufacturing tools

The article proposes an algorithm for implementation of lean manufacturing in relation to a company in the road construction industry. The results of testing a tool such as a 5S system are presented to confirm simplicity and effectiveness of the proposed recommendations.
Report

Russia

This document is the result of a major inquiry into threat that Russia poses to the United Kingdom (Cyber; Disinformation and Influence; and Russian Expatriates). The investigation included a number of evidence sessions with a broad range of witnesses over the course of eight months...
Report

The prospects for U.S-Russian arms control

This report aims to take stock of the current state of U.S.-Russian arms control (or the lack thereof), evaluating possible alternatives—including a trilateral process with China and more flexible political agreements—and laying down the issues and possible trade-offs that will be on the negotiation table...
Policy report

The Minsk Conundrum: Western policy and Russia’s war in Eastern Ukraine

The Minsk agreements rest on two irreconcilable interpretations of Ukraine’s sovereignty: is Ukraine sovereign, as Ukrainians insist, or should its sovereignty be limited, as Russia demands? Instead of trying to resolve an unresolvable contradiction, Western policymakers should acknowledge the starkness of the Minsk conundrum.
Journal article

Lean construction as an effective organization model in Arctic

The goal of the study is to identify an effective organization model of construction in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation. Lean construction as a dynamically developing methodology abroad is analyzed.
Conference paper

Culture specific words as a barrier in cross-cultural communication in construction business

This research is an examination of the 'word' as a cultural unit in cross-cultural communication in the construction business.The results are presented in the form of analysis of the linguistic data and cultural phenomena, which take place in cross-cultural communication.
Report

The changing geopolitics of nuclear energy

This report illuminates how the changing market competition among the United States, Russia, and China will affect their future relations with nuclear commerce recipient countries, and discusses why Russia and China promote nuclear commerce, as well as which factors may alter their market competitiveness.
Audio interview

Putin's election

When is an election not an election? When Vlad the Rad locks up his opponents and intimidates the “electorate”, that’s when. Ben Davidson gets the skinny on Putin’s Stalin-beating longevity in office with Dr Roderic Pitty.