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Trump’s TikTok Ban: US-China Escalation Goes Digital

By pushing the Chinese elite from the global space, the Americans are diluting their influence over China In relations between the United States and China, we see the next steps towards escalation. The key reasons are America’s criticism of the PRC’s policy towards Hong Kong, as well as Washington’s policy of applying intense pressure on Chinese telecommunications companies. Ivan Timofeev: US Administration v. China On August 7 of this year, the US Treasury Department included 11 high-ranking...

13.08.2020

Are We Closer to Justice When We Are Further Away from Freedom?

... domestic politics, it could mean strengthening the security functions of the state and the relevant institutions. It appears, however, that such scenarios may be realized in the short term. They do not entail solutions to the underlying problems of modern society connected to justice and development. Just like securitization is the flip side of the struggle for freedom, developmentalization is the middle name of the desire for justice. The demand for justice is ultimately a demand for all types of development: ...

30.07.2020

The Third Neighbor: Can America Live With Putin's Russia?

Russia will never be irrelevant to American interests. Nor can it be made subservient to them Russia will go to considerable lengths, for example, to block any further enlargement of NATO and to build up its leverage in the Middle East. With trade, diplomatic, and humanitarian contacts so eroded, Moscow sees little to lose in the U.S.-Russian relationship, and so will be more likely to intrude into domestic American politics to increase social friction and deepen internal cleavages in the United...

21.07.2020

Africa — Russia — EU: Opportunities for Interpersonal Interaction and Civil Society Development

... successful areas of cooperation: in the economy, trade and industry, healthcare, and agriculture, social sphere, science and, of course, in the entire foreign policy course as a whole. Nevertheless, it is interpersonal relations and the language of society today that are still one of the key and least conflicting tools for dialogue. Controversial and uncompromising positions, diverging views on the international arena, sanctions policy and rivalry in foreign markets do not add a positive touch to ...

08.07.2020

Neo-Modernity: A New Framework for Political Reality

... rather than traditionalism, Communism or the ‘East’ that is becoming the main adversary of the universalized discourse of the good. Nationalism is the name that intellectuals and the public ever so frequently give to the negative opposites of civil society” (Alexander, 2013, p.584). The multiplicity and incoherence of these interpretations make one wonder whether there is some meaningful core to the idea of neo-modernity understood differently by different authors, or whether “neo-modernity” ...

07.07.2020

“United in Adversity”. On the Importance of European Identity in a Post-Coronavirus World

... European sentiment. Why is The Development of a Shared Identity so Fundamental? According to Paul Collier, professor of Economics and Public Policy at Oxford University, at the root of any economic development lies a sense of identity [ 4 ]. Every society presents a dual composition, a power structure, and an identity component. In the absence of the latter, power dissolves into a theatre, meaning directives are less likely to be respected (e.g., different member states' response to the refugee ...

19.06.2020

The Changing and Unchanged Face of American Racism

... American Professor of History at Princeton. It clearly defines the Donald Trump phenomenon and perhaps even Trumpism as an ideology of our time that is primarily a “product of racism and a reaction to the exacerbated race relations in today’s American society.” Throughout his entire presidential tenure, the 45 th President of the United States has positioned himself as “anti-Obama,” having essentially engaged exclusively in dismantling his predecessor’s legacy, including in terms of foreign ...

17.06.2020

The Last Hours Before Dawn

... hypertrophied. Natural because it looks like a defensive reaction to a new, incomprehensible and unpredictable phenomenon. Logical because, unlike the modernist period, which was marked by a certain optimism that progress would continue unabated forever, society today is a product of postmodernism, for which the author, freedom and God are all dead. At the same time, even in these darkest of hours, we still know that a new dawn will come. It may be different from all the dawns we have known before, but ...

15.06.2020

Conspiracy Theories, Fake News and Disinformation. Why There’s So Much of It and What We Can Do About it

Review of the report “Weapons of Mass Distraction: Foreign State-Sponsored Disinformation in the Digital Age" In March 2019, under the aegis of the United States Department of State, a group of researchers released a report called " Weapons of Mass Distraction: Foreign State-Sponsored Disinformation in the Digital Age ." The report mostly focused on foreign states’ propaganda, disinformation and fake news. Taking into account the upcoming US elections, the report can provide practical...

05.06.2020

From Russia with Love: Controversy Around the Russian Aid Campaign to Italy

Russian solidarity should be regarded as an effort to maintain a political status quo already considered favorable As Winston Churchill said in the mid-1940s as the end of World War II approached, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” At the time, the British Prime Minister was presumably referring to the Yalta conference and the resulting alliance between him, Stalin, and Roosevelt, the trio that would lead to the founding of the United Nations, thus generating opportunities within a crisis....

02.06.2020
 

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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  
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    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  
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