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Part II. The Russian Dilemma: Who is to Blame and What Should Be Done? Path Dependence

... Sciences, by analyzing the constitutional changes in Spain and the United Kingdom, suggested that countries that were trying to get in vain to the high trajectory had made the mistakes at the institutional level which shaped the rest of the country’s history [1]. By the 16th century, both countries had the same economic performance, population and both states had the expansion foreign policy. However, by the XIX century, it became clear that both states started to follow different trajectories (see ...

04.06.2021

Part I. The Russian Dilemma: Who is to Blame and What Should Be Done? Path Dependence

... before, and perhaps often (Mark Twain, 1865).TASS 1. Historic recurrence The wheel turns, nothing is ever new. That is the first idea that may come up in somebody’s mind when looking at the data of the countries’ economic performances throughout history, as it will become clear that most states have been following a certain trend, their own trajectory. As an example, in 1890, Galicia and Eastern Hungary (parts of Austria-Hungary at that time) had slightly higher GDP per capita than Russian Empire ...

14.05.2021

Aristotle and Alexander: Two Perspectives on Globalization

... Great was a hero, although he cautioned against proving this statement by destroying government property. Indeed, Alexander the Great was the first to attempt the heroic feat of uniting the entire ecumene known to Europeans in BC 334–323. Certainly, history knew great conquerors before Alexander, people who established vast empires, but Alexander laid down, if we may say so, both the material and the ideological and political foundations of a globalization project in classical antiquity. Alexander ...

31.12.2020

Karabakh—A Delicate Matter

... winner by ending hostilities, introducing peacekeepers, and maintaining its central role in the vital Caucasus region. However, Russia’s direct intervention in the Karabakh conflict with the November peace statement also bears echoes of much earlier history. Echoes of the Past Christian Wollny: Nagorno-Karabakh: A Frozen Conflict Rethawed On July 24 (August 4) 1783, at the southern Russian fortress of Georgiyevsk, representatives of Russian Empress Catherine the Great and Georgian King Erekle II ...

07.12.2020

A Brief History of Sino-Soviet Union/Russia Political Relations from 1949 to 2019

... assistance of the USSR until it gained power. After the founding of the PRC, China and the Soviet Union formed an alliance, and China applied the Soviet Union (USSR) model for socialist construction. Thus, it can be said that bilateral relations reflect the history of the Chinese revolution and the history of PRC's early development. In USSR, although Sino-Soviet relations did not occupy a dominant position, the importance of Sino-Soviet relations should not be neglected. Especially, China played a role ...

25.11.2020

How Russia Saved the United States Twice

... this nation-building war. Unfortunately, they are never reminded about Russia’s contribution to the U.S. independence. The second most important conflict in America was the Civil War (1861-1865). This time, once again, Russia was on the right side of history. We can draw some parallels between the two contemporaries, the first Republican President Abraham Lincoln and Russian Tsar Alexander II (also known as the Liberator). Both men initiated fundamental reforms to reconstruct their countries, both ...

03.07.2020

Russia and China in the Arctic: Cooperation, Competition, and Consequences

China and Russia act in accordance with their own interests, which are not always identical. For the time being, the creation of a Russo-Chinese military alliance isn’t a viable idea, and cooperation between China and Russia in the Arctic is exclusively economic. China and Russia act in accordance with their own interests, which are not always identical. For the time being, the creation of a Russo-Chinese military alliance isn’t a viable idea, and cooperation between China and Russia in the Arctic...

01.04.2020

The End of the Cold War: 30 Years On

While going through my archived papers dating back 30 years, I came upon this Oscar Wilde quote: “The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.” While going through my archived papers dating back 30 years, I came upon this Oscar Wilde quote: “The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.” This got me thinking how good it would be to go back in time and ...

23.10.2019

Russia in a Eurasian Triple Entente, with excerpts from Vadim Tsymbursky and Halford Mackinder

... against the USSR – laying the basis for a protracted, expensive and miserable cold war, all within the short two years while Byrnes was in charge, before he and Truman had a falling apart. While needing to tread very carefully because of this sad history with strategic partnerships, there may be possibilities for Russia in a new Triple Entente for the next century, this time with partners holding long-term world views – a Eurasian Triple Entente. This is the final part of a three-part series ...

02.10.2019

Bridges to India

... Equal in stature to Aleksandr Suvorov's dictum, 'train hard – fight easy', is Fred Terman's 'the business of engineering is business', which changed the entire world with Silicon Valley's technical innovations and new business models. Based on long history in The Valley, about 80% of startups will stagnate or die, even with experienced venture capitalists helping motivated and skilled entrepreneurs. This failure rate has to be allowed for and budgeted into funding and operational models. After all,...

16.09.2019
 

Poll conducted

  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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