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Russia and the Afghanistan conundrum

... Tajikistan, a nation that has refused to recognize the Islamist movement unlike other neighboring countries, make it amply clear that Russia’s apprehensions about Afghanistan are well founded. Russia, which maintains a military base in the former Soviet Union state, is concerned that militants as well as drug smugglers could take advantage of the unstable situation. The recent military exercise carried out by the Collective Security Treaty Organization (the CSTO), the Russia-led post-Soviet security ...

Fabbri Valerio
27.10.2021 15:21:16

Need for Speed: Can Russian Participation in Rail Baltica Help Boost the Economy of the Russian North-West and Improve Cultural Connectivity with Baltic States in the Post-Pandemic World?

... Transport Route is one of the routes that has started to be used more actively by China. It begins in China, runs through Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, and further to European countries (see Figure 1). Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, China has started to begin its groundwork in Central Asia. From 2002 to 2005, bilateral trade between Central Asian states and China increased from $2.3 billion to $8.8 billion. By 2019, the economic figures had grown to $46 billion. The ...

Shedov Yaroslav
11.10.2021 18:39:16

How COVID-19 Overreaction Cast a Disturbing Communist Shadow Over Liberal Democracies Across the World

... Poland, as well as later living, working and studying in one of the freest countries in the world, United Kingdom, opened further my eyes to the socio-economic advantages gained by the post-communist countries in our region after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The very love for individual freedom, rule of law and unrestrained inquisitiveness, most recently resulted in pursuing further studies at London School of Economics and Political Studies, where I am concentrating on political sociology at ...

Kasonta Adriel
06.04.2020 11:33:29

The Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church: Its implications for Ukrainian Identity and Russia

... Moscow Patriarchate, this paper will explore the implications of this move by the Ukrainian Orthodox Church for a Ukrainian identity and for Russian influence in Ukraine.Source: euronews.lvDuring the Soviet Era, atheism dominated the territories of the Soviet Union. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, however, the Russian Orthodox Church as well as other religious groups began to operate in Ukraine. In 1991, a meeting was held with members of all faiths in Kiev in order to persuade them that ...

Kim Sean
17.06.2019 16:23:01

Who is Mr. Putin?

... contract that is reflecting the will of the people.The global civil society is a conglomeration of interests and identities and its power that circulates and includes aspects of the traditional and actual identities of individuals.The opening of the Soviet Union, a conscious and positive decision, taken by the Soviet leadership was challenging for the majority of the Soviet population, whom voted in a referendum to maintain the Soviet Union. The road of Gorbachev that was intended towards a parliamentary ...

Leenders Anna
26.02.2019 15:57:12

Will Putin Take Advantage of Conflict With Kim to “Liberate” Belorussia?

Russian propaganda poster: “Tank tours over Europe. Diesel fuel is ours…” This article serves as a warning. We fear Vladimir Putin may take advantage of our Washington disarray, the natural catastrophe of Harvey, likely Irma, and the warlike scenario emerging in North Korea. He may use the coming Zapad [West] maneuvers to launch a military intervention with his Little Green Men in Belorussia as he did in Crimea and then in eastern Ukraine three years ago. We predicted the invasion of the Crimea a...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
11.09.2017 12:50:22

Theorising on the Causes of Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

Despite the degree of uniqueness stemming from its particular specifics, each case of nuclear weapons proliferation also exemplifies one or more of the five main determinants of a state’s decision to acquire nuclear weapons that have been identified in the relevant literature: security, domestic politics, norms, technology and economics. While recognising the complexity of multi-causality, I would argue that a careful analysis of existing cases leads to sufficient explanations about the general...

Machairas Dimitrios
19.10.2013 23:17:00

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