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Is Russia over its Resentment?

... reached new heights in their military-technical cooperation and the nuances of Moscow’s positions on the conflicts in the Middle East. Far more fascinating was the shift in rhetoric and mood in the president’s analysis of Russia’s relations with the West. Since this year’s Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club was dedicated to the East in the broad sense of the word, the West was not at the forefront of the Russian leader’s mind. However, the few times that it was mentioned, I got the sense that,...


Protracted Asymmetric Geopolitical Conflict

Since neither Russia nor China can countervail the US-led Western alliance on its own, a closer equation is needed between the two Each of us has his own definition of “geo-history”, and mine is the interface of the “geopolitical” and the “world-historical.” We are marked by two anniversaries, ...


Meeting with Sberbank Institutional Investors from the USA and Great Britain

... (Switzarland),Prudential Investment Management (USA), Route One Investment Company (USA), Wellington Management International (USA) The following issues were discussed during the meeting: the state and prospects for relations between Russia and the West, the possibilities of progress in resolving the Ukrainian crisis, and the prospects for Russia-China interaction. Particular attention was paid to the analysis of the possible evolution of the anti-Russian sanctions policy of the United States and ...


Russia’s Way of Being in the World, from Yesterday to Tomorrow

... Reagan and Thatcher. It was from these sources and their liberal replacements that the international, strategic and economic signals and ideologies came, completely derailing the Gorbachev experiment, shifting its own ideologues from social democrats to Western or pro-western liberals, and finally unleashing social forces to its right, which eventually displaced the whole experiment and ushered in the 1990s. How was it possible that any project which thought of itself as on the left, as socialist of ...


Russian Revisionism or Restoring Justice?

... Russian intelligence or military.” Despite the fact that IT specialists have already disproved the allegations of FaceApp-related risks, Schumer’s concerns indicate that the U.S. believes the Kremlin and Russian hackers to be one of the key threats. Western politicians’ fears are to a certain extent based on the fact that, after the takeover of Crimea, Russia is viewed as a country that undermines the liberal world order and attempts to promote its own alternative. It’s easy to understand this ...


West/Non-West: Funhouse Mirror of World Politics

The West/non-West opposition is nothing more than a socially constructed model which should be used with extreme caution due to its contradictory nature. The territorial aspect of politics is determined not only by objective factors but also by subjective ...


Russia's Position on the Baltic States: Why We Need Each Other

... much to intensify tensions between Russia and the EU, particularly the Baltic States. While the Baltic States are institutionally dependent on the EU and NATO, the nature of relations in this specific case are more complex than the relations between Western Europe and Russia. The irony is that Moscow, technically, is capable of establishing good ties with Portugal, Greece, Italy, Germany, and any other Western European country, but it wouldn't solve the problems or change the nature of Russian relations ...


Endgame of the Long Cold War

The New Encirclement and the Existential Imperative of the Eurasian Core In a remarkable but little remarked upon address to the graduating class at West Point in May 2019, US Vice President Mike Pence told his young audience that at some time in their career they would fight for their country. “ It will happen ” he emphasized , laying to rest any ambiguity, and went on to list names of the possible ...


A Few Words in Defence of Francis Fukuyama

... most often, Fukuyama was criticized. For the haughtiness of his liberalism. For his superficial and unprofessional view of history. For his free interpretations of Hegel. For being an apologist of the “unipolar world.” Hardly any other contemporary western scholar was such a popular punching bag for Russian social scientists. Echoes of this criticism are heard even today, 30 years later, although, over these decades, Fukuyama’s work has somewhat receded into the background, ceding its place to ...


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    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
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    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
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