Observations and Thoughts

On small books

I like to read nice small books. They are easier to read (to compare with big books), and one can save a lot of time. Most importantly, a small book can allow the author to write about any complicated issues. But precisely, of course. And small books can be no less influential than big ones. These are some significant small books: “Tao Te Ching” by Lao-Tzu, “One Minute Manager” by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson, and “Elements of Style” by William Strunk and E.B.White.

A.Faizullaev and J.Cornut. Narrative practice in international politics and diplomacy: the case of the Crimean crisis

Our article entitled “Narrative practice in international politics and diplomacy: the case of the Crimean crisis” has now been published in the paginated issue of the Journal of International Relations and Development: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1057/jird.2016.6

Не потерять баланс / Not to lose balance

Раздражаясь и гневаясь, проявляя нетерпение и ярость, мы становимся неустойчивыми и даем возможность оппонентам сокрушить нас.

Being irritated and angry, showing impatience and frustration, we become unstable and allow the opponent to unbalance us.