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James O’Neill. The Rules Based International Order is a Misnomer That Endangers Us All

The United States and its Western allies are very fond of quoting the importance of adherence to what they call “the rules based international order.” It is for example, central to Australia’s strategy, apparently first used by then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in 2008, and adopted by his multiple successors. It is a term that […]

Vladimir Terehov – First Reaction of the Leading Asian Countries to the Results of the US Elections

The close attention widely paid to the recent election campaign in the United States is understandable. We are talking about a change in the leadership of a country, which continues to occupy the position of one of the main pillars of the modern world order. Leaving aside the theme of the nature of the “democratic […]

Dana Rohrabacher – Why I Voted against Condemning Russia

Recently, the House passed, by an overwhelming margin, a resolution to condemn the Russian Federation. Ten Members voted “nay,” myself among them. I wish to explain why I took this unpopular position. Recently, the House passed, by an overwhelming margin, a resolution to condemn the Russian Federation for actions considered hostile and aggressive within its […]

Raymond Smith – From Da to Nyet: How U.S. Diplomacy Helped Transform Russia from Potential Ally into Strategic Adversary

A great diplomatic mistake with repercussions now being felt today. The intense diplomatic activity that accompanies the end of a major international war has two broad objectives: first, for the winners, maximizing their gains and, for the losers, minimizing their losses; second, creating a new and more stable international system so that a renewal of […]

Dimitri K. Simes – Dealing with Putin

The stage is being set for an even more dramatic confrontation between the West and Russia over Ukraine. Obama must recognize the danger to U.S. national interests that the crisis may create and act accordingly. With Russia and Ukraine trading blame for the apparent breakdown in their tenuous September 5 cease-fire agreement, the stage is being […]

Andrew Korybko – Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership Goes Global : Washington’s Nightmare

The Russian-Chinese strategic partnership (RCSP), indoctrinated in 1996, is Eurasia’s geopolitical anchor in the 21st century, shaping its evolution and entrance into the Multipolar World. No other political relationship between the two continents’ actors even comes close, with the RCSP’s only formidable rival being the US via its privileged military alliances with NATO, the Gulf […]

Concrete – mixer as a symbol of technogenic tragedy

Levshin Sergey – collaborator of APIR center How do ordinary USA citizens imagine Russia and its inhabitants? It seemed we know all these stereotypes: bears on the streets, vodka, and the «great triad» – ushanka-balalayka-matryoshka. And even after the Soviet Union breakup it seem that image of our country in mass culture and ordinary consciousness […]

Jews in Multicultural America

Alan L. Mittleman Copyright (c) 1996 First Things 68 (December 1996): 14-17. For some decades, American Jews have made sense of the relation between their Americanness and their Jewishness through the concept of cultural pluralism. This concept allowed a flexible but expansive Jewish ethnic and religious identity to coexist with an equally normative American identity. […]

Multiculturalism in the United States

In the first part of this two-part essay on the anti-multiculturalism movement in Europe and United States, I attempted to carefully note that the backlash against multiculturalism was far more niched against specific groups—the Muslims in Europe and the UK and the Hispanics in the United States. I did not mean to suggest, however, that […]

USA – Politics and child like mentality

The U.S. Attorney General was at all five hearings. So were the Secretary of Agriculture and all the top anti-trust officials at the Departments of Justice and Agriculture. It was unprecedented: At five public hearings in five places across the country in 2010, two cabinet secretaries and all the top antitrust cops on the federal […]