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William Mallinson

Author: Professor of Political Ideas and Institutions, Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi

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February 11, 2022

Not since the Cuban missile crisis has there been such an ‘infodemic’ as we are currently witnessing. The media sensationalism about war, and even a nuclear one, is astounding to many calm thinkers. It is fuelled by intemperate and irresponsible…

September 8, 2020

Since at least 1955, the Aegean Sea has long been an area of contention between local powers Greece and Turkey on the one hand, and the US-UK-Israeli strategic axis on the other, with the Soviet Union and then Russia defending its interests when…

May 20, 2020

A little learning is a dang’rous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring. (Pope)Hot on the heels of an article by a Henry Foy, entitled ‘Russia’s death toll likely to be far above official tally’, published in Nikkei Inc.’s The…

March 4, 2020

For hundreds of years, the Eastern Roman Empire, also known as Byzantium, protected Western Europe by default from Arab and then Turkish Moslem invasions, although the Jihadists managed to slither around Constantinople and reach Spain and France, before…

February 27, 2020

Lies are always interesting; that is why they become public; truths are boring; that is why they remain private. – Themistocles Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos, former Greek AmbassadorIntroduction The world is well aware of the fact that the illegal attack…

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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