Tag Archives: West

The Price of Coexistence Between the EU and Russia

Considering the current domestic political developments in Russia, a long period of relative instability and recurring tensions seems unavoidable. But this doesn’t mean that we are approaching a new Cold War.

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The Origins of Russia’s New Conflict with the West

Neither Russia nor the West expected such a deep – and for now irreparable – crisis in their relations. The West responded to the annexation of Crimea and to Russia’s egregious violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty with economic sanctions. Putin’s abrupt policy moves, aggravated by the sanctions, precipitated Russia’s economic and social decline. But the West has been unable to make …

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Islam And the West: Drifting Away?

Are Western and Islamic societies getting closer or drifting away from each other? In an age of globalization, one would expect the loosening of rigid cultural borders and civilizational boundaries. Yet the fact is that the perceptual gap created by political and ideological differences between Islamic and Western societies is getting deeper and making it more difficult to carry out …

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