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Decline of the West? Pros and Cons

... teaches that even extinction is a non-linear and unpredictable process. Its results can be exactly the opposite of the original expectations. There are several serious arguments in favour of the numerous supporters of the idea of the extinction of the West. The first is the clear limit of political and normative expansion. Middle East interventions have been phased out, although the global presence remains. The “waves of democracy” have faded so far. The second is the growth of major rivals in the face of Russia and China. Both countries pose a serious military and political ...


Fragmentary Expression

... Rome, including U.S. President Joe Biden, desperately demonstrated their unbreakable unity, it is at least premature to talk whether the confidence has been re-built within the Atlantic community. Second, it could be about restoring trust between the East and the West, countering the dangerous process of the world sliding towards a new bipolarity. But the very fact that neither President Vladimir Putin of Russia nor President Xi Jinping of China was present in Rome in person, while only resorting to video messages ...


West/Non-West: Funhouse Mirror of World Politics

... self-description (exceptionalism, expansionism and mercantilism). Andrey Kortunov: False Conflict: Universalism and Identity During Bipolarism the West vs. East system was reduced to the Western vs. Eastern block model. In the course of the Cold War the East/West system was also used to describe the ideological divide between capitalist and socialist countries. The western block was comprised of the USA and other NATO-members while the eastern one led by the USSR consisted mainly from the nations members ...


Endgame of the Long Cold War

... “unfree/authoritarian/statist” regimes or systems. For their part, having unilaterally renounced a clash of ideologies, not to mention systems, the Eurasian states have retrenched from the ability to project soft power into the societies of the West, winning over young people and the intelligentsia, as they did, during the Cold War. At least one answer to the ‘master-question’ of Chernyshevsky and Lenin, namely, “What is to be done?” seems to be a move towards some form of United Front and some type of politico-strategic unity of the Eurasian core states. At present, the Eurasian ...


A Few Words in Defence of Francis Fukuyama

... history on global scale closer. Ivan Timofeev: Munich Security Report 2019: Who Is to Blame and What to Do? Let us not forget that “The End of History” was written when the global socialist system was collapsing before our eyes, when the global “East-West” split seemed to be disappearing into oblivion forever, when the “third wave of democratization” had peaked, when those tectonic social and economic shifts that would later be called “globalization” were being felt everywhere. Bards of ...


Russian Writer Evgeny Chizhov: Writers Should Stay away from Both Authorities and Opposition

... thesis about transcending one’s identity be extrapolated to an entire country? The country is normally one of the cornerstones of identity. In this sense, Russia is characterized by the absence of a solid identity — it keeps oscillating between the East and the West. Russia has what I would call a fluid identity, partly Eastern, partly Western. This is, in fact, a good and productive trait, despite the fact that it generates endless debates. The country is in a position to take the best from both the East and ...


What is right vs. what works

... rights, not given by any government, but inherent through their god or intelligence through evolution. The other option, is what works in the near term, where a polarized world supports authoritarian regimes around the world, who are aligned to the East or West, and effectively brutalize and keep it a cap on their citizens and dissent. This option permits those in wealthier nations to go about their day, play on facebook/linkedin, write elitist opinions on social media, without setting foot in the land ...


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

... change, with the instabilities of the global financial system and increased risks of technological disasters. Some of these challenges existed during the Cold War, but only in an ‘embryonic’ form, being overshadowed by the all-embracing EastWest confrontation. One of the specific features of this new set of challenges is that most of them are not generated by other (rival) great powers. In fact, these threats have nothing to do with state actors of the international system, except for a ...


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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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