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New European Mythology for Ukraine

... that the country join NATO. This is an act of provocation aimed at destroying the Minsk agreements.” How to avoid becoming the unwanted stepchild in the European family Andrey Kortunov: Russia and Ukraine: Four Scenarios for the Future The European identity is historically a superstructure above the national identity. Ukraine’s problem is that it is trying to skip the phase of forming its own national identity in its desire to join the European family. Essentially, Ukraine is replacing the notion ...


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

... continues its interview series with prominent Russian writers. Nikolay Markotkin, the Council’s Media and Government Relations Manager, talks to Evgeny Chizhov about his novel “Translated from Word-for-Word Translation,” the specifics of the Russian identity, and the problems of promoting Russian literature abroad. In a recent interview for our website, Vladimir Medvedev referred to you as an exception — the only author of novels based on the theme of Central Asia who is not biographically related ...


The logics of secession

... self-determination are still present. But, in this case, is arguable whether we are talking about the right of self-determination of people or of nations, religions, or ethnic groups. Distinctive characteristics are at the basis of the definition of a common identity for the group that wants to secede. These are necessary to mark a difference with the entity the group wants to secede from, and are stressed to give relevance to the differences between the two groups. It is a political division in the sense ...


False Conflict: Universalism and Identity

... challenges Aristotle defined a city as a "unity out of plurality of individuals". Probably, this definition is suitable for the whole world, especially in the present era of globalization. Is there a contradiction in this formula, and is identity compatible with universalism? Andrey Kortunov: The Inevitable, Weird World Generally speaking, the stability and adaptability of systems consisting of unlike (distinctive) elements, has many confirmations. And not only in society, but also ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
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     27 (26%)
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     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
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