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Commenting article: Francis Fukuyama: Ukraine Crisis Incomparable to Cold War

American political scientist and economist Francis Fukuyama shares his views on the geopolitical implications of the Ukraine crisis, in an interview for Deutsche Welle.

The Cold War was a global struggle, and it was a struggle over ideas and over very different kinds of political systems. This is really a struggle, you know, to restore the dignity of Russians, and really doesn't have implications outside of the areas of the former Soviet Union. So in that respect, it's really not anything like the Cold War itself.

I think that Russia did not develop into a real liberal democracy, and it's got territorial ambitions, so geopolitics has not disappeared. But in the end, I think the Russian system is a very weak one. It's completely dependent on high energy prices. Even within Russia, I think it's not fully accepted as a legitimate form of government.

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malak petko - 20 Jun 2014 // 15:44:52

But in the end, I think the Russian system is a very weak one. It's completely dependent on high energy prices.
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So is the Saudi Arabia's system!!!!

But Abama kissed the hand of the Saudi king recognizing him as his spiritual leader.

No car runs without gas even the Japanese ones

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Caliguy - 20 Jun 2014 // 16:53:08

It was Bush #43 that kissed and held the hand of the king, not Obama.

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