Search: Russia,Cold War (58 materials)


A ‘Patriotic Heretic’ Favoring Renewal of U.S.-Russian Détente

.... He loved Russia, the Russian intelligentsia and believed in our country’s future” (quoted in Steele, “Stephen Cohen obituary,” 2020). 2 . Chomsky. “... We’re facing ...,” 2015. 3 . Eric Engle argues that “[the] U.S. did not win the cold war: Russia lost it.” He further claims that “Russia and the West are unlikely to “enter into a new cold war, but most likely will enter [a] new era of ‘cold peace’ [due to the fact that] Russian ideology, [though] domestically popular ..., lacks ...


As Glaciers Thaw, Arctic Becomes a Hot Spot to Geopolitical Interests

... historical notions of the Cold War— a period of disastrous relations between the Soviet Union and the United States, with consequential geopolitical tensions. Media outlets and the corresponding nations mustn’t frame the situation in the Arctic as the Cold War of the 21st century, as this would have grave consequences for international relations. The U.S. and Russia are mainly at jeopardy here, and they must focus on what matters most. Scientific research is an avenue on which the two countries can collaborate effectively on. Given the Arctic’s lesser-known attributes and largely untouched environment, the ...


Surviving in a Deregulated Strategic World

... Soviet Union. The countries with the largest nuclear arsenals and military establishments were also the two principal antagonists in the competition not so much for state primacy but for world ideological and socio-political hegemony. With the end of the Cold War, this is all over. Russia and the United States still possess the world’s largest by far nuclear weapons arsenals, but their relationship is no longer the main axis of world politics. The United States continues to be a superpower, but Russia is now a power of a different ...


Covid-19 Sports Diplomacy. Soft power vs. populism

... than political. After all, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump are well known sports fans. Joe Biden is not. TASS reports that the Russian Premier League football championship will resume play late next month. Germany's vaunted Bundesliga has already started ... ... calculations to develop nuclear power—and nuclear weapons—were made with slide rules, not supercomputers. During the same Cold War period, during the global polio epidemic (it was not called a pandemic), the Kremlin allowed millions of Soviet citizens ...


Russia and the US: Where Will the Growing Alienation Lead to?

... Soviet Union and the US were in confrontation. There was a high mutual interest on both sides then. Restrictions on contact and cooperation were extremely severe. But the trend was different, and reversed into a rapid and exponential growth once the Cold War ended. Today, the limits are far less rigid. But the outlook for the future is pessimistic. Any Black Swan event could turn this downtrend into a landslide fall. Russia and the US have ever fewer areas for cooperation. Economic ties are still growing despite the sanctions, but their total volume is as miserable as it has ever been. US trade with Russia amounts to half of its trade with Belgium. Arms control, which ...


30 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall-Time for a New East Policy?

... of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Time to reflect on the development of the last 30 years and why we are on the verge of a new Cold War today. Perhaps Gorbachev made the mistake of not securing his own design for a New Europe at the time. The United States ... ... addition, the Soviet Union was in dissolution, so such a contract would then have to be renegotiated under Yeltsin and with Russia and at that time were also the signs of relaxation. Gorbachev has never contracted on provisions for NATO extensions, it ...


Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

... that its national security interests be respected were ignored in the process of NATO enlargement. And so from the early 2010s, the Kremlin started charting a course that was clearly at odds with its earlier policies of Western integration. With the Russian military intervention in Ukraine in 2014, the breakout from the post-Cold War, Western-dominated order was complete. The takeover of Crimea and support for separatism in Donbass did not presage a policy of reconquering Eastern Europe, as many in the West feared, but it clearly set Ukraine and other former Soviet republics ...


“We win, they lose” – Wonderful world of Binary categorisations

... Italy’s is risible.” FAM (3) 2019 – The End of Hubris. And, indeed the European Union has over 500 million inhabitants, while Russia has only 144. The EU’s combined annual GDP is 11 times bigger than that of the RF (over $17 billion versus $1,6). Finally,... ... workforce ever. At the same time, the EU financial sector is the least regulated ever – a process that coincided with the end of Cold war. Thus, many economists, like Nobel laureate Solow, claim that the so-called financial industry has negative impact on ...


Endgame of the Long Cold War

... War goals. The intention of the Soviet side in 1986 was to end the Cold War, but the intention of the Western side was not merely to end it even on favorable terms, but to win it. There were elements in the West, who were satisfied with the way the Cold War seemingly ended, because it looked like the Russian side had unilaterally surrendered. Even then, there was no attempt to implement the Kissingerian formula of drawing in Russia and China into co-managing a world order that was unstable because of the emergence of or transition to multipolarity....


The House That Built Who?

... People’s Deputies, the Baltics, Bulgaria, Romania, the Gorbachev-Bush meeting in Malta… a breakthrough into a different era. This is not just a calendar date or an occasion to recall bygone days. For the present generation of leading politicians both in Russia and in the West the end of the Cold War, and the collapse of the Soviet Union and the communist bloc were events that determined their outlook and still continue to affect life. The period of the 1980s and the 1990s remains fundamental. But a new generation of people has come, for ...


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