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Russia

Deterrence and reassurance?

MILITARISM: The Norwegian base declaration of 5 March 1949 was a first condition for Norwegian accession to NATO. Norway must deny the United States the base of armed forces on Norwegian territory in peacetime – The Storting must now reject the "supplementary agreement".

"NATO's ears in the north"

CHRONICLE: The American bases are a huge power factor that enables the US military hegemony in the world. Our geographical location should indicate a less provocative approach.

A militaristic elite

UKRAINE: What are the consequences of US and NATO expansion eastwards in Europe?

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.

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.

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?

An extraordinary and endangered life

Alexei Vakhrushev: The Book of the Sea (Kniga morya)

Yupik-Inuit: The Book of the Sea is a mesmerizingly beautiful close-up study of a way of life that disappears in step with the melting of the poles, and shows a side of Russia we have hardly seen before.

Heroic sacrifice for the motherland

Ksenia Okhapkina: Immortal

RUSSIA: The idea of ​​serving the motherland is still relevant as a tool for indoctrination.

The Church and the military

Dmitry Adamsky: Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy. Religion, Politics, and Strategy

RUSSIA: Did the annexation of Crimea really come from religious circles? Membership of the Russian Orthodox Church promotes military careers.

Deputy wars' hidden interests

Eli Berman, David A. Lake: Proxy Wars. Suppressing Violence through Local Agents

: PROXY WARS: The United States and Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia have an indirect involvement in conflicts that are something quite different from conventional warfare.

Herzog: "Facts do not constitute the truth"

DUKE: The acclaimed German film director Werner Herzog talks about his latest film Meeting Gorbachev and warns against expressing the truth in precise terms.