The dissolution of the Soviet Union was the process of internal disintegration within the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) which began in the second half of the 1980s with growing unrest in the national republics and ended on 26 December 1991 followed by dictatorial rule of Vladimir Putin endangered western society, international norm, and global arms control.
An 20-year stretch of accruing vertical power of Vladimir Putin has ruined the democratic transformation launched at the beginning of the 1990s. Putin demolished the federative state and re-established Russia as a unitary country where all regional governors are nominated and removed by him. By manipulating electoral rules and procedures, he eliminated real political competition in Russia. By subordinating the Russian judiciary to the Kremlin, Putin destroyed the rule of law. He crushed the free media and freedom of speech, replacing the information with propaganda.
Vladimir Putin has successfully manipulated global arms export through conflict, corruption and violation of international laws. The dark ambition of Vladimir Putin is successfully planted in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The Putinism is promoted in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, North Korea, Egypt, Syria, Iran, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Algeria, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Venezuela.
Vladimir Putin has adopted a more aggressive foreign policy which undermines Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), Chemical Weapons Convention, and United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA). Russia’s actions in Crimea, Syria, Ukraine and Georgia exemplify this outcome.
According to a recent report by U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, sanctions did not stop Russia from interfering in the U.S. midterm elections in 2018, and, indeed, Coats said that China and Iran tried to interfere as well. Putin is propping up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, or using a military-grade nerve agent in the Salisbury attack on Sergei Skripal, a Russian exile living in the United Kingdom.
On the other hand, the rapid economic and military development of china over the decades since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 are already changing Asia and the world. Ther are the longer-term implications of the rise of China in the indo-pacific region.
Even in China itself, there seems to be disagreement. Thus current President Xi Xingping has advanced the term “peaceful rise” into an apparent effort to assert military power over neighbors who are increasingly troubled not only by China’s increasing economic clout, debt diplomacy but by her military strength as well intention to intervene, acquire land and sea by force is noticeable.
Hence, the rise of China should not be taken for granted – and not to be considered as a soft power of China. The Chinese Communist Party started an ambitious land-grabbing project in the South China Sea violating the sovereignty of almost eighteen nations and cyberbullying all nations which do not bow to Chinese colonial ambitions.
After his inauguration in January 1989, George H.W. Bush did not automatically follow the policy of his predecessor, Ronald Reagan, in dealing with Mikhail Gorbachev and the Soviet Union. Instead, he ordered a strategic policy re-evaluation to establish his plan and methods for dealing with the Soviet Union and arms control. The policy adopted by President George H.W. Bush was never followed by the successors.
The expansion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the established partnership between Australia-USA, Australia-India-Japan partnership and freedom of navigation in the south china sea, and empowering Ukraine and Georgia didn’t stop Russia or China adopting the radical path to military expansion and export military hardware to war criminals and dictators, thus altering the outcome of the democratic process.
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