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

... 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), in which Russia has often been characterised as an integral...


The House That Built Who?

This year is filled with anniversaries of events that happened in 1989. Back then Europe and the entire world witnessed a change of the sociopolitical paradigm, which soon led to the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the end of the previous system of international relations. This year is filled with anniversaries of events that happened in 1989. Back then Europe and the entire world witnessed a change of the sociopolitical paradigm, which soon led to the disintegration of the Soviet Union...


Beyond the Right Side of History

Thirty years ago in 1989, Francis Fukuyama published his famous essay “The End of History?” The title drew a line under a long period of world history and held out the promise of a perpetual liberal world order. The latter had proved its worth by winning the fierce 20th-century confrontation without firing a single shot. Thirty ...


The logics of secession

... 115-215 [20] Ibidem, pp. 79-95, B. Lehning (ed.) Theories of secession¸ A. Pavković, “Secession: a much contested concept” [21] For further readings on the identity difference within the United States, see C. Woodard, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, Viking Penguin, 2011


1917 Russian Revolution: Changing the Geopolitical Map of the World Revolution Had a Huge Impact on the Events of the Twentieth Century

... countries of the capitalist world was clearly apparent. Along with the end of the World War I and the Versailles Treaty of Peace this process also changed the geopolitical and geographical map of the world. Scientific Director of RAS Institute of World History and RIAC Member Alexander Chubaryan, provided an overview of how the revolution influenced the nature of international relations in the 20th century, of the differences in the assessment of the revolution among Russian scientists, and also shared ...


The Western Guide to Understanding the Russian Mind

... magnum opus is a required reading for the high school students in Poland, I would like to entirely concentrate on you. As I know, you were educated at Wellington College and Trinity College Dublin, where you graduated with Honours BA and MA in Modern History and Political Theory. On that note, what political/philosophical influences shaped your views over the course of your lifetime, and what philosophers/thinkers had the most profound impact on your current views? Well, I think my views developed ...


Ukraine untold: Is it time for America to ignore Ukraine’s unsolved past, and sacrifice its core values and national interest on the alter of the post-Cold War blindness?

... complementing sometimes incomplete reporting on this very important issue for the future of my country and the CEE region security), I have a legitimate fear that President Trump’s vision could be doomed by “an ahistorical people... [who are not thought] history anymore as a sequence of events… but deal with it in terms of themes without context,” as Kissinger rightly noticed.Having said that, wholeheartedly believing that in order to pursue realistic foreign policy first and foremost we should try ...


The Sykes-Picot Agreement And Russia

... defeat in the war. Under these agreements, after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire, the Arab vilayets were to come under the mandate of these powers. Their representatives, Britain’s Sir Mark Sykes and Francois Georges-Picot of France went down in history as the authors of the first hastily put together version to colonially divide the Asian part of Ottoman Turkey. Sykes started travelling in the Middle East at the age of 11 with his parents, the eccentric Sir Tatton Sykes, who, according to his ...


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