In Russia we trust: the Russian origin of the War on Terror

“Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires.” – E.M. Cioran Putin’s allegiance to the War on Terror When Al-Qaeda terrorists attacked the WTC-towers on 9/11 Vladimir Putin was the first foreign head of state to respond to the tragedy. He proclaimed Russia’s solidarity to the War on Terror. He remarked…

Putin and Nashi: towards a politics of the streets

“After Ukraine, the authorities understood that in a crisis situation, one must rely not on the apparatus, but on the masses. Police measures are also important, but they are limited in application: the police are not needed on political territory, where the healthy forces of society can operate.”~ Gleb Pavlovskii, 1 March 2005[1] During the…

Professor Bart Kerremans on the Syrian conflict

The whole story of Syria shows us how both superpowers Russia and the United States are once more diametrically opposed in their foreign policies. We had an interview with Bart Kerremans, professor in International Relations and American Politics, and  therefore the perfect person to clarify  the game of the superpowers concerning Syria. When the Arab…

Biopower and homophobia in Russia

“Men accept servility in order to acquire wealth; as if they could acquire anything of their own when they cannot even assert that they belong to themselves.” – Etienne De La Boétie Gays not allowed Gay people no longer seem welcomed even in the West. On the one hand, far right politicians like Geert Wilders…