Huntington’s theory is more relevant now than ever in Russian discourse. The background for this is the growing religious awareness among Muslims and the growth of Russian nationalism, which fills the void left after the collapse of communism; the strengthening of the Orthodox Church; and President Putin’s recent anti-West campaign.
Associate researcher in the Russia program at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Stockholm). In 1981–2009 researcher and later director of research at Försvarets forskningsanstalt, now the Swedish Defence Research Agency (Stockholm). Has written several publications and articles on Russian foreign policy and Sweden’s relations with post-Soviet states, the EU, the Nordic region, Iran, and China.
Articles by Ingmar Oldberg
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