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Геополитичка позадина украјинске кризе
The geopolitical background of the Ukraine crisis

Author(s): Srđa Trifković
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, International relations/trade, Geopolitics
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Banjoj Luci
Keywords: Ukrainian crisis; Russia; Ukraine;

Summary/Abstract: Animosity towards Russia-as-such, regardless of the ideological character of her regime, is a lasting constant in the policy of Washington and the West European governments subservient to the U.S. That policy rests on the geopolitical and cultural premises which have been fully internalized by the Western elites, and which are not subjected to any critical examination. Faced with this existential challenge, Russia has not yet articulated a comprehensive strategy of defense. This is largely due to the fact that her power structure is still significantly impacted by the influential circles of pro-Western technocrats unwilling to contemplate de-dollarization of the financial system, and the pernicious presence of parasitic oligarchs whose sole loyalty is with the location of their their ill-gotten gains.

  • Issue Year: 4/2014
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 11-27
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian