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USA * Canada

ECONOMICS - POLITICS - CULTURE

Published by the Institute of USA and Canada Studies Russian Academy of Sciences 2/3 Khlebny per., Moscow, Russia,

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MONTHLY JOURNAL Acting Editor-in-Chief Vladimir A. Spichkin

CONTENTS No. 4 (532), April 2014

Essays

KorneyevA.V., Sokolov V.I. Contemporary Utilisation

of the Natural Resource Potential in the United States................................... 3

The U.S. are provided with vast natural resources, which constitute a solid material foundation and the resource base of the national economy. This is especially important in current long-term economic downturn and for a tough going out from a deep recession. Further development of the country largely depends on the successful preservation of the natural heritage, organizational management and careful saving of all components of domestic natural potential. Keywords: the U.S., natural resources, minerals, raw materials base, resource potential, fuel resources, biological resources, environmental management.

Kondratov D.I. Factors that Influence the Oil Market Dynamics

(View from the USA)........................................................................................... 21

The paper reviews the main tendencies of the oil market over the last several years. Given that the explosive growth in crude oil prices during 2007 - the first half of 2008 was caused by speculations, the current drop is not a temporary relief in the course of commodities super-cycle, and the boom has come to an end. Crude oil prices' ability to provide the sustainable development of the world economy seems to become the main principle of price formation during the foreseeable future. Keywords: oil, financial crisis, oil prices, developing countries, U.S., alternative energy.

Shumilin A.I. Syrian Crisis and U.S. Middle East Policy...................................... 43

The article highlights some new trends defining the current military and political situation in the Middle East region resulting from the Syrian crisis as well as analyzes the Barack Obama administration's approach to the key issues — the Syrian crisis and the Iranian nuclear program. Keywords: Syria, Iran, Arab monarchy, insurgents, Hizballah, the Obama administration, new tendencies, chemical weapon, Geneva-2.

Retrospection

Pechurov S.L. Fighting for Reorganization in the U.S. Armed Forces............... 55

The article traces the history of appearance and development of the so called reformer's movement in the U.S. and its fight for reorganization in the American Armed Forces. Keywords: military reform, reorganization, armed forces, Senate, Congress, commission, international affairs, political pressure.

Notes, Comments

Yevseyenko A.S. Nation Building: Interpretations of the Term.......................... 67

This article examines the concept of Nation-Building, and attitude of both the scientific community and politicians to it. The aim of this work is to identify changes in the interpretation of the term and the reasons for the differences in its exegesis. Keywords: U.S. foreign policy, "nation-building", "state-building", George Bush's discourse, Barak Obama's discourse, Iraqi war.

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Book Review

The book: Vladimir I. B ATU K. Put Jinnee Back into he Bottle. A History of Negotiations between Moscow and Washington on Limitation and Reduction of Strategic Nuclear Arms

is reviewed by S.M. Samuilov.............................................................................. 82

Agriculture

Grigorieva E.Eu. Agricultural Cooperatives in Canada...................................... 89

The author considers a legal framework of agricultural cooperatives. To support cooperatives there exists the federal Canadian Agricultural Loans Act program and provincial tax incentive programs. The success of agricultural cooperatives has been used as an example of the cooperative business model in other sectors of the Canadian economy. Keywords: restructuring of cooperatives, Canada Cooperatives Act, Cooperative Development Initiative, Canadian Agricultural Loans Act program, Cooperative Investment Plan.

Background Material

Khalilov V.M. U.S. Television Industry in the Digital Age.................................. 101

The author explores the current trends in the U.S. Television Industry in the light of recent drastic technology progress. Keywords: TV industry studies, mass-media, U.S. culture, socio-political sciences.

Peshkova N.N. Comparable Models of Charity in the U.S. аnd Russia.............. 106

The article is devoted to models of charity in the USA and Russia. The U.S. experience has formed a basis for charity development in the Russian Federation. Legislative base of charity realization in both countries is considered. The author analyzes the venture of charity development in the USA towards Russia. Keywords: models of charity, USA, Russia, the venture of charity, the grant practice.

U.S. States

Mississippi (MS) ..................................................................................................119

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