Tag: Russia

Putin’s plan for the west

| September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Putin’s plan for the west

According to press reports, U.S. President Donald Trump, in his desire for reconciliation with Russia, was initially considering removing sanctions on Russia and recognizing a Russian zone of influence in Eastern Europe. In fact, Trump might not have achieved reconciliation through such measures. What Russia seeks is more than a zone of influence: It wants […]

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Vladimir Putin and the decline of the West

| January 4, 2016 | 1 Comment
Vladimir Putin and the decline of the West

“America’s retreat from the world is no longer abstract — it has delivered Syria… to Moscow and Iran’s mullahs, probably for generations. The strategic defeat is only exceeded by the moral defeat.” — National Post, Oct. 5, 2015 The world is changing quickly and not in our favour. The strategic balance has been moving steadily […]

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Pipelines of Empire

Pipelines of Empire

At this juncture in history, the fate of Europe is wound up not in ideas, but in geopolitics. For millennia, eruptions from Asia have determined the fate of Europe, including invasions and migrations by Russians, Turkic tribes and Byzantine Greeks. Central and Eastern Europe, with their geographical proximity to the Asian steppe and the Anatolian […]

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Russian Arctic expansion: What does it mean for Canada?

| January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
Russian Arctic expansion: What does it mean for Canada?

On Sept. 30, 2013, a Russian navy group returned to Severomorsk after a month-long voyage to the New Siberian Islands. The group included the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Peter the Great, landing and support vessels and four nuclear ice-breakers. The highlight of the exercise was a landing practice on the islands. This seems to be […]

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A pugnacious Putin, an assertive Russia

| April 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
A pugnacious Putin, an assertive Russia

Vladimir Putin began a Feb. 8 op-ed in The Washington Post with the following statement: “True democracy is not created overnight. Society must be ready for democratic mechanisms. The majority of the population must feel they are citizens and be ready to devote attention, time, and effort to participating in the process of government.” The […]

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