Search: West,Cold War (7 materials)

Endgame of the Long Cold War

... nobody really wanted to read it. The failure to sign the agreement that was at hand and make a real breakthrough, which would have ended the logic of the Cold War, and which outcome President Reagan himself was inclined to, was the best evidence of the West’s Cold 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 ...


The West’s Unilateral Cold War

... outsuggest that even if the US decides to wage a unilateral Cold War, its chances against Russia, China, and other emerging powers would not be very good. The balance of military, political, economic, and moral power has simply shifted too far away from the West to be reversed. Nonetheless, a new Cold War, even if largely one-sided, would be extremely dangerous for humanity. The world’s major powers should concentrate on strengthening international strategic stability through dialogue; reopening channels of communications between militaries; ...


Russia's Changing Relations with the West: Prospects for a New Hybrid System

... revolution took place in global politics in 2017, practical solutions need to be sought in the framework of the existing system of political coordinates; more grandiose plans have to wait. The old model of geopolitical confrontation between East and West, i.e., the Cold War model, should be revisited as an interim solution for the Russia-West adversarial relationship. This model is certainly far from ideal, it is expensive and to a great extent outdated. Nevertheless, notwithstanding all its shortcomings, the Cold ...


The Golden Background of Eurasia. The New Cold War and the Third Rome.

... personal sympathy) is aroused by his view on the theory of liberalism and on such concepts as postmodernism, post-structuralism and eurasianism itself.In the first chapter Kisoudis puts forward the thesis about the beginning of the new (i.e. the second) Cold War between Russia and the West. The Ukrainian conflict of 2014 is its starting point. Defining Russian-Western relations in this way the author tries to discover some differences and similarities with the first Cold War that took place from 1945 to 1991 between USSR and USA. In ...


Russia and the West: What Does “Equality” Mean?

... their interpretations of “equality” have never been the same. H ow did the Cold War end? To understand the origins of diverging interpretations of “equality”, one has to go back to the end of the Cold War. For mo st people in the West, the Cold War ended with the clear and unambiguous triumph of Western values, principles and in stitutions. The Communist system collapsed in 1989, being incapable of successfully competing with the superior and more adapti ve capitalist system, and was followed ...


Russia and the West: Recalling the Cold War

... strategy by individuals and organizations. Lack of this understanding will be replaced by stereotypes and will lead to erroneous decisions. The price under current conditions could be high. Many analysts compare current relations between Russia and the West with the Cold War times. This is not quite accurate because there are many differences – both good and bad. Foreign optimists note that the current confrontation is regional unlike the global nature of the Cold War. There is no rivalry between ideological ...


Avoiding a New Bipolarity — What Can We Learn From the Recent Past?

... new bipolar system, even if it can be established, is unlikely to provide any long term security or stability. One should keep in mind another important difference between the contemporary international situation and that of the Cold War. During the Cold War, the Soviet bloc was economically almost completely separated from the West, as the two poles of the world did not depend on each other for their development. Today, in the era of globalization, the level of interdependence between the East and the West, between the ‘global continent’ and the ‘global island’ ...


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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  
     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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