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06-12-2016

Attached article "Trolling for Trump: How Russia is Trying to Destroy Our Democracy" , makes interesting reading. With FSB in charge in Russia, waging war by other means clearly is back in business. I suggest readers to reread the first two volumes in my series Footprints of the Twentieth Century. In the first volume on Cultural Diplomacy, Chapter 6 deals with "Socialist Diplomacy." From the second volume on the Illusions of Détente, one can learn how easily the EU and the United States have been nurturing similar illusions on Putin's Russia.,  During the Cold War the US Information Service was well prepared. It has since been disbanded. On the European side, the same. We simply lack the means and the purpose to deal with the Russian contemporary version of "Waging War with Other means.". Russia today may be a more serious threat than was the Soviet Union in the 1980's. The means are the same but one dictator could be more dangerous than was the Politburo of the Soviet Union.

 


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The Illusions of Détente,

Footprints of the twentieth Century

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Since 1989, we refer to the whole post-war period as the "Cold War Era". Such was not the case in 1968.

Western Cooperation

Footprints of the twentieth Century

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Professor Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau presents the history of Western Cooperation around a central theme: the effort of realist idealists to replace power politics by closer cooperation between democracies.