Geopolitics

Geopolitics Russia United States

“Provoking Russia” – How the RAND Corporation shapes Poland’s foreign policy

This text is based on an article originally published in the Polish weekly Myśl Polska. You can find the original text (in Polish) here. There is no doubt that the US is pursuing a policy of interference in political choices and processes in all corners of the globe. It does not necessarily do it through […]

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Europe Geopolitics Opinion Russia

Where is the end of Eurasia? – Antoni Koniuszewski

This article originally appeared in Myśl Polska. You can find it here in Polish. The views expressed in the article are exclusively of the author and may not be shared by East & West. Of course, in terms of understanding political space and, naturally, taking into account geographical factors, i.e. rivers, mountains, climates, etc., we […]

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Europe Geopolitics Poland United States

Reagan also tried to block the pipeline – Myśl Polska

This article originally appeared in the Polish weekly magazine Myśl Polska. You can find the original text (in Polish) here.  It is perfectly visible today that Polish energy policy (and not only) is the implementation of American strategy towards Europe and Russia. And this is why it ignores Polish true national interests so badly. Looking […]

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Geopolitics Middle East United States

How humanitarian are humanitarian wars? Just look at the devastation they leave behind

An editorial in latest issue of The Economist this week accuses the United States “betraying the Kurds”, enabling Turkey, a NATO member and hence at least formally a US ally, to invade Northern Syria. Turkey’s alleged aim is to create a 30 km wide secure area across its border. A number of other experts and […]

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Geopolitics Middle East United States

چهل سال جنگ بین ایالات متحده و ایران

English version روابط ناپایدار بین ایالات متحده و ایران بیش از چهل سال در آستانه جنگ بوده است ، اما هر از چند گاهی حوادث به نوبه خود متفاوت است. در ماه ژوئیه ، پس از اینکه ایران یک هواپیمای بدون سرنشین آمریکایی را شلیک کرد و آن چیزی که ادعا می کند فضای هوایی […]

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Europe Geopolitics

European Union or else war?

Enthusiastic supporters of the European Union appear to think that the inevitable alternative to a European Union would be chaos and war. This has been one of the key arguments in the debate around Brexit. Leave the EU and, almost by the sole force of a powerful unforgiving fate, for one reason or another, there […]

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Geopolitics Middle East United States

The forty-year war between the United States and Iran

In July, after Iran shot an American drone over what it claimed was its territorial airspace, the Unites States was minutes away from launching a strike on Iran. “How many people will be killed?”, asked President Trump to his military advisers. The answer was around one hundred. And so, Trump decided to call off a […]

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Geopolitics Ukraine

Ukraine and the geopolitical dilemma

Last month’s Ukrainian parliamentary elections, which saw the party of the newly elected president Zelensky, “Servant of the people” triumph, brought the country back to the center of attention of international media and observers. Zelensky, in office since May, after the March elections where he got 73% of the vote, had been elected on a […]

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Geopolitics Ukraine

Will Zelensky be another Poroshenko?

This article was originally written by our author Stepan Antonov for “New Cold War: Ukraine and Beyond”. To read the full text, visit their website For some Ukrainian citizens and observers alike, Volodymyr Zelensky’s resounding victory against the incumbent President Poroshenko in April may have meant that Ukraine would be heading for change. Poroshenko was […]

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Geopolitics Ukraine United States

“There is no such thing as geopolitics in the West” and other delusions

The Ukraine crisis dating back to 2013 and its subsequent toppling of the then Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich underscored once more the validity of political realism within the domain of international relations. There had hitherto been some self-denial, particularly among mainstream Western commentators, as to the importance of issues pertaining to the so-called security dilemma […]

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Geopolitics Ukraine

Для новой Украины независимость – это зависимость от США

На днях генеральный прокурор Украины Юрий Луценко спровоцировал международный скандал, заявив в интервью американскому изданию HillTv о том, что посол США Мари Йованович во время первой встречи с ним передала ему список «неприкасаемых», то есть людей, которых прокуратуре Украины ни в коем случае нельзя трогать. «К сожалению, с первой встречи с послом США в Киеве […]

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Geopolitics Politics

How the West weaponizes human rights

Contemporary mainstream discourse in the West is almost entirely dominated by the concepts of “political correctness” and “inalienable rights”. As such Europeans and Americans are subtly swayed into believing that they are the fundamental force to help the world move closer to its perfect, final state. This provokes a surreal mind state: on a subconscious […]

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Geopolitics History Interviews

«Я понятия не имею, что означают термины Восток и Запад», – интервью с профессором Питером Франкопаном

Питер Франкопан – профессор мировой истории в Вустерском колледже Оксфордского университета. Его последняя книга – «Новый шелковый путь: настоящее и будущее мира», опубликованная издательством Bloomsbury. «Новый шелковый путь» на amazon.com и на amazon.co.uk. Восток и Запад: когда закончилась холодная война, люди думали, что весь мир станет «как Запад». Многие по-прежнему считают, что глобализация означает, что […]

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General Geopolitics Russia United States

Конечная цель западной политики – распад России

English version here Слухи о том, что Запад (читайте США) желает распада России, распространяются, по крайней мере, с момента краха Советского Союза. Подобные слухи решительно опровергаются большинством профессиональных и наиболее авторитетных западных экспертов как еще один случай типичной российской паранои, так как, русские (как принято считать) – это группа очень странных, глубоко иррациональных людей, и […]

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Geopolitics Russia United States

The endgame of Western policy is the dissolution of Russia

Русская версия тут Rumour of the West (read the US policy establishment) desiring the dismemberment of Russia has been circulating at least since the Soviet Union itself collapsed. Generally, this sort of things is firmly dismissed by Western most professional and most authoritative experts as yet another case of typical Russian paranoia, because, of course, […]

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Geopolitics United States

Trump’s troop withdrawal from Syria and the liberal realpolitik

Across the Western world the decision of Donald Trump to withdraw a couple of thousand troops from the Middle East has, as with all his decisions, been met with yet another bout of contrived consternation. In unison the mainstream media has once more toed the line presented by the deep state, that is to say, […]

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Geopolitics Ukraine

War with Russia is at the root of contemporary Ukrainian identity

Русская версия здесь In Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, you hear the Russian language almost everywhere, even among young people. Roughly every second inhabitant of the capital, according to a conservative estimate, will probably be likely to speak Russian rather than Ukrainian in his everyday life. There is an increasing group of young Ukrainians, though, […]

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Geopolitics Journalism

Geopolitics and media bias

Is there bias in Western media? Some would argue, of course, bias is inevitable. Some would argue, no, media in the West is by definition free of external influence, high-professionalized and objective, anybody who is stating the opposite is falling for conspiracy theories or Russian propaganda. A recent paper, conducted by the Peace Research Institute […]

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Geopolitics Turkey

“Batı’nın ekonomik ve politik gücünün gerileyişinin Trump’la bir bağlantısı yok” – Ibrahim Varlı ile röportaj

English version East & West: Merhaba Sayın Varlı, Batı, Yükselen Doğu ve diğer güçler (Güney Amerika gibi) arasındaki güç mücadelesini konu alan “Hegemonya Savaşı” isimli bir kitap yazdınız. “Doğu” dediğiniz kimler? Ve “Doğu” “Batı” ’nın üstünlüğünü nasıl tehdit ediyor? Ibrahim Varlı: Doğu’nun neresi olduğu, ya da Doğu’nun sınırlarının nereden başladığına dair tartışmaların geçmişi bir hayli eski. […]

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Geopolitics Turkey

“The decline of the West has nothing to do with Trump” – interview with Ibrahim Varlı, author of “The War of Hegemony”

Türk sürümü East & West: Mr Varlı, you have written a book called the “War of Hegemony”, about the struggle for power between the West and a rising East and other powers like for example South America. Who is the East and how is the East threatening the supremacy of the West? Ibrahim Varlı: The […]

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