February 12, 2013

Russia & China: Is World Ready for Their Decline?

Lilia Shevtsova, The American Interest

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Regional and global stability, as well our assessments on the prospects for liberal democracy to formulate foreign policy equal to these challenges, are contingent on Russia’s and China’s successful exit from the centralized state model, in which the state survives by limiting society’s freedom.

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