Monthly Archives: February 2016

Hybrid Operations as a New Kind of Military Confrontation

Interesting article. The Russians argue the West is doing Hybrid Warfare against them and try to understand it.

Gibridnye operatsii kak novyi’ vid voennogo protivoborstva (Гибридные операции как новый вид военного противоборства)

Voennaia mysl’, No. 5, April 2015, page(s): 41-48

SUMMARY. The authors consider a new type of warfare – hybrid operations, which contain annexation of a part of the state’s territory, and also show the main components of such a struggle, having a decisive influence on such operations’ conduct.


Russia and the EU: back to realism?

One more very interesting lecture from the LSE. It might not be the case to agree with Lukyanov on everything, but he has some interesting points to think about.

Russia and the EU: back to realism?

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Speaker(s): Fyodor Lukyanov
Chair: Professor Vladislav Zubok

Recorded on 3 February 2016 at Old Theatre, Old Building

Leading Moscow analyst Fyodor Lukyanov argues that it’s time to redefine the Europe – Russia relationship based on a pragmatic understanding of respective interests and capabilities.

Fyodor Lukyanov is editor of Russia in Global Affairs.

Vladislav Zubok is Professor of International History at LSE and Chair of Europe and Russia and Ukraine Working Group Dahrendorf Forum.


La Grande Bellezza

The movie is really visually beautiful. It was a pleasure watching it. It shows that external beauty and being wealth don’t result in fulfillment. The beauty is somewhere else. Inside.

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Starring Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

142 minutes

My rating: