Tag: clash of civilizations

Internet Ushering In a New Middle Ages in Russia and Elsewhere, Klishin Says

May 18, 2015

Staunton, May 18 – It is comforting for many in the West to assume that what is taking place in Russia is something unique and far from them, but in fact, Ilya Klishin, the editor of the TV Rain site argues, what is happening in Russia as the result of the Internet is happening elsewhere […]

Moscow Triggering a New Clash of Civilizations in Europe, Ikhlov Says

September 23, 2014

Staunton, September 19 – Putin’s promotion of a “special path” for Russia not only is setting his country on the path to isolation and decay but also triggering a new clash of civilizations in Europe by shifting “the civilizational border” in Europe westward away from its borders, according to Yevgeny Ikhlov. In a 3,000-word essay […]

25 Years After, Europe Still Not Whole or Free

September 9, 2014

The following is a speech delivered by Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves at the Europe Conference in Oslo on 2 September 2014. It is reprinted from the website of the president of Estonia. The “25 Years After” is a reference to anti-communist democratic revolutions that began in 1989 in Eastern Europe and the fall of […]

Does a 2006 Russian Novel Provide Clues to Putin’s Next Move?

May 3, 2014

Staunton, May 2 – Two months ago, Mariya Snegova, a Russian sociologist at Columbia University, suggested that Vladimir Putin was drawing on Mikhail Yuryev’s 2006 novel, The Third Empire, as a guide to his moves against Ukraine and as a source for a new imperial ideology. Snegova’s conclusions about the impact of Yuryev’s thinking on […]