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Multicultural vs. Stereotypical: Russia and the Western Media

By Srdja Trifkovic
Thursday, 24 Nov 2011




(Delivered at the conference Russia and Europe in Paris on November 24, 2011)

The similarity of negative stereotypes of Russia in the Western media reflects the perception that she belongs to a tradition that is both alien and unworthy of multicultural tolerance. The media class antagonism is due to the accurate assessment by its editorial echelons that Russia as such is an obstacle to the realization of their cultural and ideological preferences.

Beyond the "Strategic Partnership": A Neo-Bismarckian Paradigm for German-Russian Relations

By Srdja Trifkovic
Thursday, 15 Sep 2011



(Presented at the IIIS & EU-Russia Centre Conference in Munich on September 15, 2011) -- To truly unite Europe by helping Russia modernize and by integrating it into the common European home, we need “Europe” but not in its current EU form. We don’t need arbitration from Brussels when major European nations seek common ground. Bismarck would see this, Putin does; the German political and business elite should do likewise during Putin's next mandate.

Otto von Habsburg's Ambiguous Legacy

By Srdja Trifkovic
Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011


Archduke Otto von Habsburg, who died on July 4, 2011, at the age of 98, became the heir to the imperial crown of Austria and the royal crown of Hungary when his father Charles ascended the throne of the multinational Dual Monarchy in November 1916. Many obituarists have claimed that “his abiding theme was the need to bridge the East-West division of the continent.” This is incorrect. He has deepened that division by adopting a hostile attitude to Europe’s Orthodox nations and traditions.

Ukraine’s Interests in Moldova & Pridnestrovie

By Srdja Trifkovic
Saturday, 18 Jun 2011



(Keynote address at AIU Round Table, Kiev, June 14, 2011) An outsider looking at the map of Pridnestrovie could be forgiven for assuming that it is an island or a peninsula, a rugged-edged Baja California lookalike, rather than a landlocked aspiring country. Its unnatural shape reflects the circumstances attendant to its birth.

PC Self-Censorship at the American Foreign Policy Council

By Srdja Trifkovic
Friday, 15 Apr 2011



The bacillus of deferring to the sensibilities of Islamist “activists” and their Western abettors has started spreading to some unexpected quarters. As the author explains on Jihad Watch, the behavior of the AFPC in this sorry affair is a paradigmatic case of dhimmitudinal self-censorship at its worst. Its implications are dire and eminently predictable.

Europe's Uncrowned Leader

By Srdja Trifkovic
Tuesday, 12 Apr 2011


“Total German triumph as EU minnows subjugated,” The Daily Telegraph headlined a report on Angela Merkel’s latest diktat. Whoever wants credit must fulfill our conditions, she says. These amount to capitulation by three vulnerable states on core policies, and further erosion of sovereignty for the rest of the eurozone.

Elie Wiesel's Buddy Emir Ramic: a Jew-Hating Jihadist?

By Srdja Trifkovic
Monday, 28 Feb 2011

Emir Ramic, a Bosniak-Canadian activist, has two faces. In his “Western” guise he heads the self-styled Institute for the Research of Genocide - Canada. He is also an editor of and contributor to an antisemitic publication, (Korak, published in Sarajevo) steeped in Islamic fundamentalism, as we are now able to reveal. The Board of Ramic’s “Canadian Institute” includes, amazingly, Asaf Dzanic, chief editor of Korak... as well as Elie Wiesel. The facts of this bizarre case defy belief.

Banned From Canada

By Srdja Trifkovic
Saturday, 26 Feb 2011


On Thursday, February 24, I was denied entry to Canada. After six hours’ detention and sporadic interrogation at Vancouver airport I was escorted to the next flight to Seattle.

The Tragedy of American Education

By Srdja Trifkovic
Friday, 18 Feb 2011


"Yugoslavia was created after WWII out of several smaller states, including Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzgovenia and Slovenia," American teens are authoritatively told in state schools. "While Yugoslavia was under the control of the Soviet Union, these conflicts were kept in check by military force. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, new political structures were necessary." Herzgovenia, indeed. It's a tragedy and a farce.

The Trouble Along the Edge of the Balkans

By Srdja Trifkovic
Friday, 18 Feb 2011


On February 7 Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana, the highest-ranking Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee of the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate, presented the Committee with a report prepared by his staff on the issue of Transnistria. The report could have been written in Bucharest. The consequences may be dire. (NB: AIU's Russian and Ukrainian translations are at the end of the article).