The ongoing military-political conflict between Russia and the West, where Russia declares itself to be “anti-West,” and makes the argument that the conglomerates involved are unstable and may collapse, leaving Russia in a different Russia in a different world.
“Between Two Special Operations” by F.A. Lukyanov explores the historical background of Russia’s relations with the West and the current state of affairs. Russia’s attempts to secure its position as a leading world power led to tension with the West, particularly after the crisis in Ukraine. This tension has escalated into a military-political clash, with Russia positioning itself as the “anti-West” and the West as the “anti-Russia.” China’s engagement has added scale to the conflict. The article suggests that the current situation may last for a long time, but the conglomerates are instrumental and may break down into components. The stakes are high for everyone, and the result will be a different Russia in a different world.