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Karabakh—A Delicate Matter

... leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, ending the most recent war in Nagorno-Karabakh. Overall, Moscow emerged as the clear 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 ...


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

... “The History of Sino-Soviet Relations and the Future of Sino-Russian Relations [中苏关系的历史和中俄关系的未来]». In Outline of Sino-Soviet Relations [中苏关系史纲], edited by Zhihua Shen, 1-8. Beijing: Xinhua, 2007. Lin, Jun. The History of Russian Diplomacy [俄罗斯外交史稿]. World Knowledge Press, 2002. . Liu. “Russia-China Partnership at Best Level in History: Putin». Xinhua, May 26 2018. . Liu, Melinda....


How Russia Saved the United States Twice

... French fighting alongside them in 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 ...


The End of the Cold War: 30 Years On

... 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 replay some actions. Surely something went wrong at some point if Russia is now once again pitted against the United States, has become alienated from Western Europe in a number of aspects and its relationship with some East European nations, including former Soviet republics, is short of hostile. I anticipate the ...


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

... entirely new paradigm, where Russia’s relations with China and India supersede interests in Europe. In such circumstances, with the swing back of world power to the East, there arise interesting areas for co-operation in a triple entente between Russia, China and India. In general, with history and geography on their side, co-operation between these three great nations is obvious and logical. In the short-term, however, certain issues have to be resolved by the Asian powers. China needs to solve its border issues with India, and secure ...


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

... giant and its Day After intrinsic or by design? (Should the humankind finally acknowledge the so-called directional path of history by which all possible and that probable is only a computable interplay between forces of biology, ecology and economy?... ... an outfoxing Allies than a winning the war. In both of these huge, cross-European, conflicts the main burden was suffered by Russians. Further on, the ultimate victory was decided nowhere else but on the Russian battlefields. What was the return? The ...


Russia’s Changing Identity: In Search of a Role in the 21st Century

... to be a great power among other leading players in Europe, and later in the world. If there is one thing that Russia treasures most in the United Nations system, that is its position as a permanent veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council. In Russian history, the Soviet period stands out for two aberrations resulting from the communist ideology that the country’s leaders embraced and served. One—the more short-lived of the two—was turning the state into a revolutionary vehicle for a global ideology-driven ...


Obstacles and Opportunities for Economic Engagement between Australia and the Russian Federation

Presentation to the XX April 2019 International Politics Conference Presentation to the XX April 2019 International Politics Conference Introduction My presentation on contemporary Australia-Russia economic relations is divided into two sections. The first focuses on geo-economics, which looks at both countries current trade and foreign investment priorities, including the implications of China’s monumental One Belt One Road project (OBOR),...


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