In the 1980s, millions of antinuclear activists took to the streets, forcing Western governments to respond to our demands. We can do the same now.
Much has been made in Russian and Western media about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declining approval ratings.
A decade ago, influential Russian analysts concluded that the emergence of a multipolar world was inevitable, and that Russia could benefit from this transition by adopting a strategy that combined great power realism and “traditional” Russian values.This strategy, first elaborated in Vladimir Putin’s Valdai Speech of 2013, has since come to be known as “civilizational realism.” This essay describes how, through civilizational realism, Russia hopes to forge a new, and more ‘congenial’ world order.
The Russia we saw is not the Russia you read or hear about. Not by a long shot… I traveled to Russia in September 2018 as part of a group of about 25 self- appointed U.S. citizen diplomats. Organized by Sharon Tennison and her Center for Citizen Initiatives (CCI), our mission was four-fold…
Americans weren’t the only ones closely watching US midterm results. Much of the world was too, including Russia. A Democratic House will complicate Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cut deals with President Trump.
In 2018, as in 1918, the Russian leadership remains concerns with the possibility of state collapse brought about either by internal factors or through the machinations of external enemies.
Three new books make the case against a failed grand strategy.
Since the election of President Donald Trump two years ago, advocates of sane nuclear policy have been faced with a serious deficit of enlightened political leadership in key positions of power.
The Holy Roman Empire, it’s often said, was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. The same might be said about the so-called ‘liberal international order’…
Orthodoxy also plays a pivotal role in Russia’s new Mediterranean entrenchment.