December 26, 2022 Print
Understanding the Russian invasion of Ukraine & Cold War II
NEW INTERVIEW – for members!
Interview with Dr. Tom Sunic about the Russo-Ukrainian war and Cold War II.
Recorded Dec. 26, 2022.
Born in Communist Yugoslavia, Tom Sunic earned his PhD in political science in America in the 1980s with a dissertation about the French New Right. Since then he has been a professor, diplomat, writer, and translator.
On Feb. 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine with two stated war objectives: to demilitarize and de-Nazify Ukraine. It has turned into the biggest war in Europe since WW2, and it looks like it will drag on. It’s also currently the most important issue that we should try to understand.
I invited Dr. Sunic to discuss the war, its background in history, and its possible meaning for the future. My ambition is to give you as many relevant perspectives as possible.
This interview is ca. 1 h. 10 min.
► Background: Why was the Soviet Union dismantled?
► How Homo Sovieticus morphed into Homo Americanus
► “Intellectual perestroika”
► American support for the Soviet Union
► Why has “Cold War II” started?
► What does Russia want to accomplish in Ukraine?
► What does the US want to accomplish?
► Nationalist conflicts
► What kind of country is Russia today?
► What can we expect from the war going forward?
This is my Yuletide gift to you, because you keep me motivated to continue my educational work.
Thank you and Merry Christmas!
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