Conference paper

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.
Presentation

Lean construction as an effective organization model in Arctic

In recent time, due to the sharp climatic changes, the Arctic attracts an increased interest of the world powers as a strategically important object. In 2013, the development strategy of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation and national security for the period up to...
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.
Report

How the geopolitical partnership between China and Russia threatens the West

This paper examines Russian and Chinese concepts of great-power war in the 21st century, their views of the West and its military capabilities, and what risks they might both take to regain lost territories.
Conference paper

Audit of economic security as an effective tool to prevent corruption in a construction company

An audit of economic security helps to prevent corruption, as well as an assessment of awareness in the struggle against corruption. Audit can promote the implementation of ways to protect the economy of the construction industry against corruption. The authors pay special attention to the...