Tag: Cold War 2.0

Putin’s Orthodox Jihad

December 27, 2014

Yesterday Russia announced a revised military doctrine, signed by President Vladimir Putin, that names NATO as the Kremlin’s main adversary and clarifies that Russia’s military reserves the right to respond to conventional threats with both nuclear and conventional weapons. This is no big change, since it only amplifies existing doctrine, but its explicit emphasis on […]

Ukraine is the Poland of the 21st Century, Pastukhov Says

April 15, 2014

Staunton, April 15 – Ukraine, Vladimir Pastukhov writes, “is the Poland of the 21st century,” only slightly further east, and that situation means that it likely faces partition, subordination to Moscow or incorporation in the Russian state unless and until a more adequate Ukrainian national elite emerges. In an essay on Polit.ru yesterday, the St. […]

What Is Putin’s Ideology? Interpreter Podcast April 9 2014

April 9, 2014

This week, Boston College Professor Matt Sienkiewicz and Interpreter Magazine’s managing editor James Miller discuss the Russian President Vladimir Putin. What drives him? Do we really understand him? How do Russians view the West, and what is Russia’s endgame in eastern Europe? We examine these questions through an article written by John Schindler called Obama […]