RUSSIA / UKRAINE: Journalist Anna Politkovskaya warned us against playing with fire. Now we can ask ourselves the question: Are we in the Third World War – or in the Second Cold War? In his study of "not an inch to the east" statements after the fall of the wall, history professor Mary E. Sarotte shows how Ukraine and Europe ended up in war again.
Sergei Guriev, Daniel Treisman: Spin Dictators. The Changing Face of Tyranny in the 21st Century
SPIN DICTATOR: After dictators left their mark on the 20th century with indescribable crimes, it can be difficult to understand how the authoritarian forms of government have made an apparent return in our time.
RUSSIA: The Russian thinkers Aleksandr Dugin, Ivan Iljin and Lev Gumiljov shape the spiritual-political climate in Russia in different ways. Dugin is often claimed to be one of the ideologues behind Russia's attack on Ukraine. Is that an exaggeration?
GREEN CHOICE: In the future, border control, defense policy and climate will be some of the most important tasks for the European Parliament, which has now been filled by representatives of the Greens.
Chris Miller: Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia
: Chris Miller has written an interesting book on the economic development of Russia under Putin. If one allows oneself to sketch roughly, one can say that ordinary Norwegian media coverage of Russia is characterized by a stereotypical way of thinking.
: It is crucial for the Putin regime that more people follow Nistad's call in the last New Age – that people go to the Promised Land to be dazzled and seduced. But behind the scenes, things look different.
: For the first time in several years, Chechens gathered to demonstrate in front of the Storting and outside the Russian embassy: "The fact that the regime is getting worse and that Ny Tid and the Norwegian media are now writing about this means that we are gathering," says one of the protesters.
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