Friday, August 15, 2008
John O’Sullivan writes about the duplicity of Russia and its ruling elite. Russia has become nearly as authoritarian and manipulative as the old USSR. In stead of the old egalitarian proletarian revolution Communist Party line, Russia has reverted to nationalism, regional national interests (perceived) and regional hegemony.
That means lands that became free sovereign nations after the collapse of the USSR are in danger of the Russian design of conquest of the old empire.
Of course there are a slew of immediate mitigating Russian goals; however it always falls back to the traditional Russian nationalistic regional hegemonic empire. This was even the goal of the old Czarist Russian Empire.
Check out O’Sullivan’s erudite analysis of the emerging new Russia (or is it the old Russia renewing itself?).