Tag: conflict

Clash Between Russia and the West a Fight Not Between Two Ways Forward but Between Past and Future

September 4, 2014

Staunton, September 4 – The sharpening clash between Russia and the West is not a new cold war because it does not have the ideological content that the earlier conflict did, Viktor Krasilshchikov says, but that does not mean that it is simply a contest between the national interests of the countries involved. Instead, the […]

Ukrainian Events a Delayed Reaction to USSR’s Peaceful Disintegration in 1991, Vedomosti Says

May 5, 2014

Staunton, May 5 – Commentators have long celebrated the fact that the USSR broke up with little violence in 1991 – the conflicts in Abkhazia, Tajikistan, Nagorno-Karabakh, Transdniestria and Chechnya typically have been treated as exceptions that prove the rule. But now, many of the unresolved issues from 23 years ago are leading to violence […]

Crimea’s Annexation Makes Russians More Optimistic about North Caucasus, Poll Finds

April 16, 2014

Staunton, April 16 – Putin’s Anschluss of Crimea is having an impact on Russian public opinion in a way few might have expected: A new Levada Center poll finds that in the wake of the Kremlin leader’s moves in Ukraine, more Russians have a positive view of developments in the North Caucasus and fewer believe […]