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From nationalism to imperialism

At the recent UN General Assembly, several countries accused the Russian president of imperialism (eg, 2022 invasion of Ukraine). It has been a long way for Russia: from imperialism to communism to nationalism and back to imperialism. I presume Putin will be proud of being called an imperialist. The countries accusing Russia of imperialism know what they are talking...

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Why Putin Can’t Tap Fascism’s Greatest Resource (Bloomberg+WaPo)

Bloomberg + Washington Post title: Why Putin Can’t Tap Fascism’s Greatest Resource Bloomberg subtitle: Neither he nor Russia’s hard-core nationalists have come up with convincing arguments to persuade ordinary post-Soviet Russians to die in a discretionary conflict. By: Leonid Bershidsky Date: 21 September 2022 "The Bucha atrocities and more recent evidence of...

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Western Europe’s cynicism about Ukrainian suffering (FT)

Introduction LO: Simon Kuper is a great writer and he proves it again, below. This must-read article should make you think (again) about the various European and the American position(s) in this war between Russia and Ukraine. Yesterday, the EU announced its backing of the EU candidate status of Ukraine (and Moldova ! ). Its “assessment [is] based on the...

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America’s Interests in Ukraine (George Friedman)

GeoPolitical Futures title: America’s Interests in Ukraine By: George Friedman Date: 31 May 2022 "Nearly every time Russia has been invaded, it has been saved by its strategic depth. Russia can’t truly be defeated without first taking Moscow, and it is a long way to Moscow. From Napoleon to Hitler, invaders from the west had to try to reach the capital city before...

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Germany Is Rising Above History to Support Ukraine (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: Germany Is Rising Above History to Support Ukraine Bloomberg subtitle: Despite the constraints imposed by Germany’s past, geography and politics, Chancellor Olaf Scholz has made clear that he and the country stand firmly against Russian aggression. Opinion by: Leonid Bershidsky Date: 12 May 2022 "Compared with the vocal and lavish...

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The World and a Small War (GPF)

GeoPolitical Futures title: The World and a Small War By: George Friedman Date: 19 April 2022 "No war is small when you are living in it, but the world is large, and large wars are rare. At the same time, wars reverberate in unexpected ways. A small war here might make another war elsewhere deadlier, or it might help prevent a war elsewhere. No war can be understood...

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