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A NEW DIMENSION: RUSSIA AND THE WORLD ORDER

Sergey Karaganov publishes the foreign policy journal Russia in Global Affairs and is one of the Kremlin’s top foreign policy advisors, consistently echoing its official line. In summarizing for the Financial Times his latest article, in which he discusses the current world-political situation and relations between Russia and the EU, Karaganov (“Western delusions triggered this conflict and Russians will not yield”) concludes that the West has lost both its direction and its moral compass. 

For those who want a better sense of (official) Russian perceptions of the current conflict, which will also shape future geopolitical and energy strategy, we recommend this article, together with a piece authored by Dmitry Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, dealing with the genesis of such perceptions (“The Ukraine Crisis and the Resumption of Great-Power Rivalry”)

»THE CRISIS IN THE CONCEPT OF THE

WORLD ORDER (IS) THE ULTIMATE

INTERNATIONAL PROBLEM OF OUR DAYS.«

Henry Kissinger,„World Order“, August 2014