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A complete list of articles can be found at www.olegarin.com  (in Russian)



Dear readers, I would like to say that all of my articles are written in a publicistic, attacking style that quite contrasts to my academic books.



Russia



Putin’s Valdai Club speech as a reflection of Russian if-only-ism


Russian-Georgian conflict: victory or defeat?


President Putin’s address to the Russians


Putin as a mirror of Russia gone mad


Russia: the West’s illusions and the Russians’ Russians’ self-deception


«Mundial» Russia, or, when will «mundism» come to an end?


Terror in Russia: causes and effects


Elections in Ukraine: a chance for Russia


Russia: two worlds, one fate


Oligarchs in the clutches of dollargasm


Russia under the yoke of the cross (Letter to a Canadian friend)


Russia’s Place in the Geoeconomic Space


Problems of Education in Russia


Russia: march to the execution, or more on Russian capitalism


Russia: land of slaves, land of masters


Reality of Russian Systemic Crisis


About three Valentina


Geniuses and Schmucks in incurable Russia


Delicate, but "ever fresh" subject


Yevgeny Primakov to head the Intelligence Service? Why Not...


Authority and Science or What You Plant Is What You Reap


Glastnost in the snare of foreign policy and international relations


 

International Relations


Integration or reunification?


The contours of the world in the first half of the 21st century and a little further (theory)


From Internationalization to Global Integration: Theory and Practice


The Evolution of the Concept of Security after the End of the Cold War


National interests, national and international security


Criticism of A. G. Yakovlev’s bipolarity concept


Review by Alex Alraf (Alex Battler) on the book: William Gay and T.A. Alekseeva, eds. On the Eve of the 21st Century: Perspectives of Russian and American Philosophers.


 

East-Asia



N. M. Karamzin and the South Kuril Islands


China through Russian Eyes


Hong Kong is not Xianggang, and Macau is not Aomenitle


Japan: Traditions and Foreign Policy


Polemic notes of a Japanese affairs specialist


Property should be returned to rightful owner


 

West



The West and Russia: a dialogue between Alex Battler and Oleg Arin


Of England – without prejudice and without affection


Germany, Donnerwetter!


Strolling in Italy


Spain and Portugal: not in the “golden billion” club, but in a very gilded one


Return to Motherland


 

Miscellanea



The triad of life, or, what is the meaning and the goal of life?


Political boomerang

(in connection with the assassination of Anna Politkovskaya)


Philodoxy of the philistine and scientific thinking 


Boomerang: responses to book reviews


Weakness vs. Force