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Vladimir Golstein

Location: USA

Activity: political scientist

Articles: 5

Notes: 0

Opinion: 1

Vladimir Golstein

specialization:

international relations, Russia

About:

Vladimir Golstein is Associate Professor of Slavic Studies at Brown University. He is the author of Lermontov's Narratives of Heroism (1999), Svetlana Aleksievich –The voice of Soviet Intelligentsia (2015) and numerous articles on major Russian authors. He was born in Moscow, went to the US in 1979, and has degrees from Columbia and Yale Universities. Vladimir frequently discusses Russian politics at RT’s CrossTalk, CCTV’s The Heat, and PressTV. His articles on current political affairs have been published by Forbes, The Nation, Al Jazeera, RT, Antiwar, Alternet, and Russia Insider.  

EXPERT OPINION

Vladimir Golstein

The Danderous Acceptance of Donald Trump

The article is extremely week in fact, but strong on labels. Trump is declared “unstable authoritarian nationalist,” his friends and supporters are described as lunatics, his speeches (incoherent and full of all kinds of promises as the speech of any aspiring politician usually is) seen as threats. The author gets so much carried away by his denunciations that he announces: “Every Trump’s word and action declare his enmity to America.” There are so many holes in this assertion that it is wise to leave it to the readers to discover them. Gopnik asserts that Trump multiplies lie with such speed that helpless press fails to catch up. He fails to state, however, that Trump multiplies “truths” as well, challenging and taking to task the untouchables of foreign and internal policy. Why endless wars? What is going on in the Middle East? Why are we poor amidst the embarrassing wealth, why our soldiers treated like pariahs by the hospitals, which are supposed to help them? These are extremely legitimate concerns to which his supporters respond. Some loonies might respond to “racial and cultural resentments” but so did millions of people who voted for Obama. To reduce their concerns just to “racial resentment” would be ridiculous, and would sound like a right wing paranoia. Why is this left wing paranoia is acceptable then is beyond me? And the author should spare his reader's Cassandra-like pontifications on the death of American Experiment or destroyed national psyche. That type of ravings belongs to the Alex Jones apocalyptic broadcasting that Mr. Gopnik so clumsily tries to hang on Trump.

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Vladimir Golstein

Vladimir Golstein

The Danderous Acceptance of Donald Trump

James N. Green

James N. Green

Politics in Brazil: Fasten Your Seat Belts!

Barbara H. Peterson

Barbara H. Peterson

Health officials confirm spread of Zika virus through sexual contact in Texas, first in US

Danny Haiphong

Danny Haiphong

WHY IS OTTO(SUPER)MAN ERDOGAN LOSING HIS CHARISMA?

Miray Aslan

Miray Aslan

How relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran reached a breaking point

Navid Nasr

Navid Nasr

How relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran reached a breaking point

Writers

chief editor

Joshua Tartakovsky

Analysis should serve as a method to better understand our world, not to obscure it.

Materials: 42

Specialization: Israel and the Middle East, US politics

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Specialization: Balkans, NATO and EU policies, Strategic communications

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Specialization: Foreign politics, Immigration, Human rights.

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Specialization: Political Science, Social Anthropology

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Specialization: Eastern Europe

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Specialization: Industrial Safety, Corporations

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Specialization: Eastern Europe, Labor movement

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Specialization: American history, way of life, and principles

Danielle Ryan

Ireland

Materials: 10

Specialization: US foreign policy, US-Russia relations and media bias

Materials: 20

Specialization: War, Racism, Capitalist exploitation, Civil rights

Materials: 8

Specialization: Modern Japanese History, Modern Chinese History, Military History, History of Counterinsurgency, History of Disobedience, Dynamics of Atrocities in Wartime

Dovid Katz

Lithuania

Materials: 3

Specialization: Holocaust Revisionism and Geopolitics; East European Far Right & Human Rights; Yiddish Studies & Litvak Culture

Materials: 20

Specialization: History, Catalunya, Spain, Geopolitics, Nationalism in Europe, Islamization, Immigration

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Specialization: migration, international relations

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Specialization: Syria, US Foreign policy and strategies, BRICS/SCO

Materials: 19

Specialization: Balkans, Yugoslavia

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Specialization: Jihadist Groups, Islamic Terrorism, Global Security

Materials: 4

Specialization: Geopolitics

Materials: 4

Specialization: Media and government relations

Materials: 2

Specialization: Latin America, Brazil

Jay Watts

Canada

Materials: 2

Specialization: History, Marxism-Leninism, Imperialism, Anti-imperialism.

Materials: 2

Specialization: International Relations, Sociology, Geostrategy

Materials: 1

Specialization: civil rights

Lionel Baland

Belgium

Materials: 22

Specialization: Euroscepticism, Patriotic parties of Europe

Maram Susli

Australia

Materials: 3

Specialization: Geopolitics

Materials: 2

Specialization: Civil rights, Racism, US politics

Materials: 1

Specialization: geopolitics, economics

Max J. Schindler

Palestine-Israel

Materials: 9

Specialization: Politics

Miray Aslan

Turkey

Materials: 12

Specialization: Media, Politics

Materials: 5

Specialization: Politics, International relations

Navid Nasr

Croatia

Materials: 13

Specialization: Global security, Politics

Materials: 9

Specialization: Development of European Union, Non-governmental organizations, Politics and economics in Baltic States

Materials: 9

Specialization: Greece, Crisis of the US hegemony; Israel / Occupied Palestine, Oppression of Black people in the US

Materials: 4

Specialization: geopolitics, Russia, USSR

Pedro Marin

Brazil

Materials: 17

Specialization: Latin America, Ukraine, North Korea

Materials: 13

Specialization: Sustainable development, International relations, Comparative European politics, European integration, Eastern European politics and EU-Russia relations

Materials: 8

Specialization: Politics

Materials: 16

Specialization: Counterterrorist Finance

Seyit Aldogan

Greece

Materials: 3

Specialization: ISIS, Middle East, Globalization, Migrant crisis

Materials: 1

Specialization: Head of "Srebrenica Historical Project"

Materials: 3

Specialization: Economy, Social politics

Stevan Gajic

Serbia

Materials: 1

Specialization: Full time researcher at the Institute for European Studies

Materials: 5

Specialization: Geopolitics, Geoeconomics

Materials: 2

Specialization: Civil rights

Tobias Nase

Germany

Materials: 8

Specialization: Syria, US Foreign policy, Ukraine

Valerijus Simulik

Lithuania

Materials: 2

Specialization: Politics and economics in Baltic States, education and science, non - governmental organizations, globalization and EU

Van Gelis

Greece

Materials: 17

Specialization: Middle East

Materials: 1

Specialization: Kosovo, Serbia, Belgrad bombing

Materials: 5

Specialization: international relations, Russia

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