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Ukraine

The war – and most people

: In this issue, as MODERN TIMES's editor, I publish a selection of articles that probably reflect different opinions than those most people have about the war in Ukraine.

A long-awaited war

UKRAINE: It may seem as if the West, like Icarus in its youthful hubris, has flown too close to the sun. The principle of self-determination of sovereign states cannot be at the expense of the security of other states.

The war in Ukraine – what is the role of the United States?

USA / RUSSIA: It was a sad day for the world, but Russia's shocking military action should not stop us from looking at the role of the United States in the situation that has arisen.

The warlike mindset

UKRAINE: What is it about our modern way of life that promotes such hostility and military-technological "solutions"?

"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?

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 oil industry is the root of all evil

Rachel Maddow: Blowout

MONEY AND OIL: If you mix corruption and rogue states with the richest and most destructive industry in the world – the oil industry – the result is an explosive mix.

The Chernobyl disaster – a Soviet science fiction?

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THE ATOMIC DISASTER: As a magnificent docu-fiction, the miniseries Chernobyl is now shown on HBO. The series reveals that the Soviet authorities took a misunderstood line of reassurance. But the same thing happened in Norway.

Travel letter from Crimea – one year after

: We rejoice with the people of Crimea that the gloomy image presented in the Western media does not correspond to reality.

Alternative Crimean history

Vladimir Konstantinov: To Go One's Own Way

: On the secession from Ukraine and the West's sanctions seen through the eyes of Crimea.

The close relations of big relationships

Vitaly Man: Close Relations (Rodnye)

: By portraying the filmmaker's own family, Close Relations captures many aspects of the conflict in Ukraine.