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Munich Security Report 2019: Who Is to Blame and What to Do?

The conclusion is clear: to preserve the liberal world order by all means, to rationalize United States policy, and to isolate Russia and China or make them return to their usual roles. But a return of the old order of post-bipolar times is unlikely Andrey Kortunov: Why the World is Not Becoming Multipolar The organizers of the Munich Security Conference have released their annual report . As usual, it is a good and well-founded text. The analysis of key international trends is combined with...


An Iron Fist in a Velvet Glove: the Principles that Defined the American Age

... Wilson’s doctrine fell into the trap of man’s dual nature proposed by Augustine of Hippo. Man’s divine nature was more than offset by its devious nature, with its irresistible passion for destruction. Reinhold Niebuhr, one of the greatest critics of liberalism in international relations, would subsequently strengthen this thesis, pointing out that the depravity of the human nature was multiplied out of proportion in organized communities such as states. Therefore, only the fear of mutual destruction ...


Seven Debates over the Fourteen Points

... Wallerstein in his appraisal of Woodrow Wilson’s ideas as highly traditional and even somehow “old fashioned” for Western political thought. For Wallerstein, the main merit and innovation of Wilsonianism is that the traditional foundations of liberalism are applicable not only to individuals within a state, but also to the state itself. He thus brought the classical liberal construction to its logical conclusion. After the Fourteen Points were presented to the world, all the followers of the ...


Protestant Project: Five Hundred Years Later

... rich to enter the kingdom of God.” Christians also recalled the parable in which Jesus Christ expels the merchants from the Temple. The question arises: How can an honest Christian engage in entrepreneurship? The Protestants came up with an answer. Liberalism, capitalism and Protestantism all became elements of a single puzzle that went by the name of “rationalism.” Of course, Protestantism also had an important political significance – it allowed Europeans to remain Christians while at the ...


Darendorf Forum Holds a Seminar "Quo Vadis Global Actors? US, EU, Russia between Liberal Order and Neorealism" in London

On December 10, London School of Economics under the auspices of Dahrendorf Forum held an international seminar "Quo Vadis Global actors? US, EU, Russia between Liberal Order and Neorealism". The seminar was attended by experts in theory of international relations from Great Britain, other European countries and the United States. Russia was represented by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Sergey Utkin, RIAC expert, Head of "Foreign policy and Security" Department...


Are Norms Liberal?

... rationality, normativity and openness. While in my opinion, not a single manifestation of human activity, especially one as complicated and intricate as international relations, can be reduced to one or two ‘overarching theories,’ whether it be liberalism, realism or the Big Mac Index, one question in particular arises upon reading Mr. Kortunov’s article: What makes normativity inherent to liberalism? Are norms liberal? The simple answer: no. Norms, to be honest, could not care less what ...


The Inevitable, Weird World

A crisis of liberalism does not equal a crisis of the liberal world order Reality has a well-known liberal bias. Stephen Colbert Any discussion of Russian foreign policy that has even a modicum of meaning inevitably begins with a question about the conditions ...


Premodernism revisited

... it appears to reflect the need for stringent guidelines, as well as strict criteria for black and white, friend and foe , and the righteous and unrighteous . To this end, we are definitely facing a challenge to postmodernism. Maxim Bratersky: Is Liberalism Dead? The limitations of rationalism and the need for deep social integration are plainly visible in internal organization of the Islamic State which is making mincemeat of the individual's private world, since the violation of the strict code ...


Discipline and Punish Again?

... security agencies, will enable the government to spy on citizens. However, in the big scheme of things, the USA Patriot Act was only the tip of the iceberg: its underwater part had formed for many decades, starting as early as the time of the rise of liberalism. The Age of Enlightenment, namely the enlightened thinkers of the 18th century and liberalists of the 19th century, had generated the idea of a minimal state, which later, in the texts of Anglo-Saxon political philosophers of the 20th century,...


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