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Russia

The military-industrial complex

MODERN TIMES CONVERSATIONS: From someone who should know the intricacies of foreign policy and geopolitics: Thorbjørn Jagland on military rearmament and enemy images – when it comes to the USA, Russia, China, Turkey, and Libya.

Reason in a world of lies

The Peace Prize: Nobel Peace Prize is important enough that even the Kremlin felt compelled to praise the Nobel Peace Prize to Dmitri Muratov.

Putin's swamp

Luke Harding: Shadow state. Murder, Mayhem, and Russia's Remaking of the West

RUSSIA: This is a type of crime that has merged with political misrule up to a level where democracies are threatened in their foundations.

Russia without Putin

Tony Wood: Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the Cold War

RUSSIA: One day Putin will leave the Kremlin – but that will not change anything, writes Tony Wood in his book on power and continuity in today's Russia, where he attacks several well-known myths.

The art of keeping the people down

Günter Frankenberg: Authoritarianism. Constitutional theoretical perspectives

THE AUTHORITY: Authoritarian leaders only follow the Constitution as long as they profit from it.

150 years after Lenin's birth

ORIENTERING 1. MAY 1970: The 100th anniversary of Lenin's birth is being celebrated all over the world. Today, Lenin is a historical leading figure for rebellious people in the world's poorest peasant country, writes Hans Fredrik Dahl in this article, where he emphasizes Lenin's role as a dialectical revolutionary, politician and journalist rather than theorist and philosopher.

On paved paths

COMMENT:: Could our military and political leaders wake up and take action against a fate far more serious than the pandemic that has hit the world?

Wild West conditions in 90's Russia

Alex Gibney: Citizen K

OLIGARKEN: Is former Yukos chief and one of Russia's powerful oligarchs, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a villain or a dissident?

When Sweden was deceived

Ola Tunander: The Swedish submarine war

ENEMY PICTURES: What do we really know about hidden activities, power games and secret submarine operations in Swedish waters?

Sewing together a fragmented reality

David Shields: Nobody hates Trump more than Trump: An Intervention

COLLAGE: In 'Nobody hates Trump more than Trump' it is claimed that he hates himself, but the claim is unfounded.

Is a new Cold War coming?

: Should we dig down, or should we find a map and compass? asks Kari Anne Næss, chair of the Norwegian Peace League.

Gorbachev – one of the largest

Werner Herzog, André Singer: Meeting Gorbachev

: Gorbachev:> / b> Meeting Gorbachev is a close and engaging portrait of the man who inadvertently provided the impetus for the fall of the Soviet Union, and who still advocates disarmament and cooperation.