Could the way the US has dealt with the pandemic be due Americans' belief that objective reality does not exist and is “constructed” to benefit the elite or experts?
Tehran now hopes to find a more solid partner in a China that is prepared to challenge and compete with a weakened US and Russia.
The past success of the US came not through projecting values such as democracy and freedom but by expanding its economy and borrowing from authoritarian playbooks.
In his initial years in power Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to tap into people’s nostalgia, presenting himself as a Soviet-style leader.
The motivations and interests of leaders and their revered advisors and experts do not often coincide with those of the country or society.
The reasons why the US might be falling behind in the high-tech race
Moscow’s actions bear striking similarities to the failed American missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.
To explain the context of Russian nationalism today, Dmitry Shlapentokh documents how Eurasianism has shifted from ideology and national ideal to geopolitical claim
Moscow has asserted that protecting the Russian and Russian-speaking minorities was a key reason for invading Ukraine. Historian Dmitry Shlapentokh examines this claim.
The shifts in the perception of Jews in Russia highlight the overriding force of nationalism and its hyper-intensification in post-Soviet Russian society