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Giedre Pranaityte: The Presidential Leadership of George W. Bush and its Impact on the Erosion of the Conservative Regime

Giedre Pranaityte: The Presidential Leadership of George W. Bush and its Impact on the Erosion of the Conservative Regime

Giedre Pranaityte Introduction The focus of scholarly attention in relation to the presidential leadership has recently shifted to “typological theorizing as a new approach to systematic comparison” (Bennet and Elman, 2006, 456). There are numerous attempts to develop a comprehensive system which would allow to examine different presidencies and styles of leadership by using clear patterns of evaluation. It would also […]

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Andrej Kreutz: Review: Strategic Vision and the Crisis of Global Power

Andrej Kreutz: Review: Strategic Vision and the Crisis of Global Power

prof. Andrej Kreutz Review: Zbigniew Brzezinski, Strategic Vision and the Crisis of Global Power, New York 2012. Zbigniew Brzezinski, an American scholar of Polish origin and former National Security Advisor for President Jimmy Carter, is certainly a prominent figure. Despite his age (Mr. Brzezinski is 86), he still remains one of the most thoughtful and farsighted representatives of the American political […]

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Jewgen Worobiow: Russian roulette in Ukraine’s hands

Jewgen Worobiow: Russian roulette in Ukraine’s hands

Jewgen Worobiow Ukraine’s decision to “suspend preparations” for signing an Association Agreement with the EU will backfire after the Vilnius summit. The announcement was met with palpable disappointment in the EU and placid lack of surprise in Moscow. Given the dire economic situation in Ukraine, a lack of agreement with the EU augurs ill for Ukraine’s investment climate and energy […]

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Piotr Wilczyński: Warfare & Peace Research on Universities

Piotr Wilczyński: Warfare & Peace Research on Universities

Dr. Piotr L. Wilczyński  Introduction Democratic governments are open for everyone, and any kinds of political views and system changes can occur in the forthcoming decades. Experience of the Second World War, and the successive 187 wars which have taken place after 1945, show us that neither democratic nor authoritarian rule is capable to prevent conflicts. Furthermore, only in democracy […]

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Andrej Kreutz: Can Syria Help Reset Relations?

Andrej Kreutz: Can Syria Help Reset Relations?

prof. Andrej Kreutz Russia and its leaders’ diplomatic achievements towards facilitating the solving of the problem of Syrian chemical weapons was widely recognized and accepted, even by some scholars and analysts who had been known for their Russophobic prejudices and hostility towards Moscow.[1] As one of them, American Professor Rajan Menon admitted, „Putin was able to place Russia on center […]

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