Populismin nousun keskellä Ranskan vaaleissa muhii yllätys. Progressiiviseksi liberaaliksi itseään kuvaava Emmanuel Macron on pysäyttämässä populismin etenemisen. Tässä avuksi tuli myös Yhdysvaltain presidentti Donald Trump. Sosialistipuolueen talousministerinä toiminut Macron on polkaissut tyhjästä En Marche (liikkeelle) -kansalaisliikkeen, joka lukeutuu ”poliittiseen keskustaan”, mutta sen uudistushakuiseen liberaaliin perinteeseen.
Annual Conference on Russia ‘Non-linear Warfare: The Russian Challenge’
Tartu, 15th-17th February 2017
16th February 14:30-16:30 Session II: Theorising Non-Linear Warfare
Amb. Alpo Rusi
My presentation consists of two parts.
The first one deals with the period of the Cold War when Finland was a target of the ”quiet war” of the Soviet union.
The second part is about the present non-linear warfare in Finland and in the Baltic Sea Region in particular after Vladimir Putin declared the conflict with the West in his speech in Münich on February 10, 2007.
I am not going to discuss a ”Non-Linear Warfare” fought by any other country than Russia although it is a well know fact that all major countries run covert operations and have a strong intelligence
component as part of their national security strategies1. This is because there is a conflict between the West and Russia and our question here is about to create a defense strategy against the non-linear- warfare by the Russian Federation.
I would like to begin, however, with a note concerning the liberal international system which is in transition. Globalization in terms of free movement of people and economic interdependence has become a common enemy for radical Islam, a number of populist movements in the West as well as a number of authoritarian states like Russia. However, concerning the refugee crisis in Europe, Brexit and even the US presidential elections, there is enough evidence that Russia has been involved by the means of Non-Linear Warfare with the aim to destroy the liberal world order to promote her geopolitical goals.The official 2015 Russian national security strategy document contains the strategic goal “transforming the Russian Federation into a world power” as a key national interest.
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