... see her, truefuly, as a bulwark of traditionalism.But most interestingly is the fact that liberals also are divided into supporters and opponents of the modern West. Attention should be paid to the fact that Kisoudis, who writes his essay advocating Putin’s policy, considers himself a liberal. However, according to the author, it is not liberalism that dominates the Western political landscape, but its converted form – postliberalism (alas, Kisoudis doesn’t use exactly this term). He depicts ...
- 18.08.2017 10:09:32
... States over Syria is ludicrous because it would only result in devastating defeat at the hands of the United States with no chance of saving face and only a high cost as a result, much worse than any cost that could be inflicted on the U.S. After all, Putin is not stupid enough to engage in a nuclear war that would destroy both nations and likely the world over the likes of Bashar al-Assad. Thus, what was also demonstrated for the world to see how little Russian protection actually meant for Assad ...
- 04.06.2017 22:23:04
The story of how Russia won the (First) Russo-American Cyberwar because American President Barack Obama did not fight back and failed to protect America’s democracy from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s well-orchestrated, wide-ranging cyberassault, part of Russia’s wider war on Western democracy
By Brian E. Frydenborg December 7th, 2016 (a condensed, edited version of this article is featured on War Is Boring)
AMMAN — ...
- 17.12.2016 22:44:00
New threads in the Team Trump/Team Putin tangled web show Manafort and Page linked to each other as part of a Russian plot to control Ukraine and also show a mutual Russian mafia godfather linking them with each other and Trump, providing even deeper and more fertile ground on which to ...
- 17.11.2016 16:11:00
... military support to Gamsakhurdia, after he had been overthrown, as a way to weaken Georgia’s overall position before turning on him after Russia had wrested concessions from the new Georgian leadership. Trump might be interested in such history, with Putin’s Russia today interfering in America’s election and trying to help Donald Trump get into the White House.
Feel free to share and repost this article on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter (you can follow him there at @bfry1981), and ...
- 12.10.2016 15:03:00
A close look at the tangled web of relationships involving Trump, his Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, his campaign in general, Putin, Russia, and WikiLeaks in light of the DNC and Clinton-aimed related hacking is not reassuring. Trump is fond of using the phrase: "There's something going on!" when he wants to imply a scandal without going into detail. Well, ...
- 16.08.2016 17:46:00
... casualties, but among rivals, you could add objectivity and a sense of proportion to that initial casualty list.
Among certain not uncommon elements in the U.S. and the West, especially among American Republicans, there is a tendency to speak of Russia and Putin today hyperbolically in the same breath as interwar Germany and Hitler, that somehow, Putin is a monster of a potential Hitleresque quality, if not in genocidal intent then in a global ambition to dominate. The word “appeasement” is ...
- 27.02.2015 05:12:00
... senior editor of The Economist. He was the weekly’s Moscow bureau chief between 1998 and 2002, later serving as its Central and East European correspondent. Lucas is author of three books: Deception, on Russia-West espionage, The New Cold War, on Putin’s Russia and the threat it poses to the West, and The Snowden Operation. He is a non-resident fellow at the Washington think-tank CEPA.
Assessing the consequences of the Ukraine crisis for the wider world, commentators’ concerns ...
- 30.04.2014 17:22:00
... government ‘legitimate’ or ‘illegitimate’ as it suits her and treat it accordingly.
The annexation of part of Eastern Ukraine by Russia would be a disaster. But federalisation could be no less: if such a federation is as loose as Putin wants it to be, and a number of regions are controlled by Russian puppets, it will not only amount to the ‘finlandisation’ of Ukraine — Putin’s goal — but to complete governmental paralysis, and perhaps sustained separatism....
- 17.04.2014 16:14:00
Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea has enraged the West. His lack of openness to any compromise has forced it to launch a — weak — sanctions regime. Putin finds this ‘unacceptable’ and threatens retaliation.
In yesterday’s ...
- 19.03.2014 15:05:00
Having invaded Crimea, set up a puppet government and organised a sham referendum, now Vladimir Putin will have to facilitate the region’s accession to Russia. There is little doubt this is going to happen swiftly. Any different reaction to yesterday’s clear, if unfair, results, will seem much too cynical even to Russians, who now — ...
- 17.03.2014 12:45:00
... Magnitsky and the rest across Western media.
The latter - it’s true - show little sympathy. But they communicate more on a symbolic level. What they see is a coarsely macho and highly extravagant, therefore repugnant but also interesting leader, Putin. Sochi is his show: a temple to Russia’s, thus his greatness.
A show that, as Liliya Shevtsova rightly said, was a scandal much before it started. With an initial budget Russia cannot afford, a corruption cost no country in the world can,...
- 13.02.2014 10:33:00
... Syria, whatever form it takes, would still aim at weakening the Assad regime to give the rebels a strategic edge. But a point which seems to be completely ignored by the Obama administration is that the opposition in Syria is not homogeneous. As Mr. Putin puts in his recent op-ed in the New York Times, "There are more than enough Al-Qaeda fighters and extremists of all stripes battling the government. The United States State Department has designated Al Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq ...
- 15.09.2013 21:16:00
During my analysis of UK media perspectives on the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, I have noticed several patterns: articles about Medvedev’s presidency invariably include a paragraph or two naming Putin as the ‘real power’ in Russia; almost every article which mentions Putin makes reference to his time in the ...
- 08.04.2013 12:05:00
Recently in the British press there has been extensive coverage of Ramzan Kadyrov, the Chechen President. While my main research focus is representations of Vladimir Putin in UK print media, it is interesting to observe how another ‘Russian’ leader is portrayed, in reference to both masculinity and international politics. Over the past few weeks the British press have covered two stories on Kadyrov – ...
- 15.03.2013 12:03:00
... degree, I am undertaking an internship at the Russian International Affairs Council where I am using my dissertation research to examine the future of British-Russian relations. I am focusing on how UK print media portrays the Russian President Vladimir Putin, particularly in terms of gender and ‘masculinity’. I will be examining what it is that makes Putin such a compelling figure for the British press – how he is presented to a UK audience and why certain events and photo opportunities ...
- 25.02.2013 17:02:00