Search: USSR,Cold War,Russia (4 materials)

Russia’s Comeback Isn’t Stopping With Syria

Russia is back and here to stay. Others had better accept it and learn to deal with it — without undue expectations, but also ... ... 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 ...

19.11.2019

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

... why? To answer that question is to grasp how the previous one ceased. The end of the Cold War came abruptly, overnight.  Many in the West dreamt about it, but nobody really... ... Soviet Communist Party ranks, there was no popular vote or referendum (if not for the USSR, at least for the RF), nor the Parliament’s decision to endorse it. Just an off-hand... ... 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...

11.09.2019

Endgame of the Long Cold War

... have been short periods of partial relaxation and stabilization? The strategic moves we see today—political, military and economic—when taken together, seem to suggest that the goal and objective of the West is to initiate the endgame of the Long Cold War and to win it, imposing a zero-sum outcome. What was thought to be its end with the collapse of the USSR and unilateral retrenchment of Russia, did not amount to the sustainable victory that the West thought it would be. It now appears that a final gamble on the military advantage of the West has inspired a drive that goes beyond ‘containment’ to one of active encirclement and ‘roll ...

21.06.2019

The House That Built Who?

... words, it is a period when the international system remained within the framework (albeit transforming) established during the Cold War-era confrontation. Why did it happen now? Were there not enough events in the past century that knocked down the old ... ... international practice? There certainly were many such events, but the past twelve months converted quantity into ultimate quality, and Russia’s politics has yet to comprehend their implications. Until recently Moscow believed that despite the obvious asymmetry ...

29.03.2019

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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