The article deals with modern military conflicts, as well as characteristics and peculiar features of strategic offensive culture. This culture always presupposes the existence of struggle elite, a single civil-military corporation capable of spiritual strategic goal setting and as a result — relying on the unity of the state and non-state national security systems, on a single complex — “total forces” — which combines public and private forces ensuring security policy, NPOs that directly interact with them, political parties and movements, religious institutions, mass media and business structures. Public-private paramilitary units of a new type, meeting the requirements of conducting asymmetric and hybrid wars, gradually become the core of this complex.
The power of elite and its interests affect every person. In the era of globalization it is imperceptible. Influence is unnoticeable, but exists and indirect methodology works well. Then we have to make a question about the possibilities. When the situation is confused, multy-subject and contaminated by information background, to talk about interests and benefits means to condemn oneself to unraveling the Gordian knot. It is much easier to understand the opportunities. Let us throw away doubts – any opportunities will be necessarily used by elite. So what is the elite?
Geopolitics — one of the areas of human existence, where it is especially evident how the history has quickened its pace. The last decade of the last century and the first decade of the present one have accommodated two major geopolitical shifts, each of which has led to a radical change in the pattern of the world. Doctor of historical sciences, professor Karen N. Brutents, who has decades of experience in senior positions in the sphere of international politics, in his conversation with Alexander Ageev reflects on the fates of the unipolar world, emerged as a consequence of the USSR collapse, and of American hegemony. An attempt to perpetuate such world order failed and American hegemony began to decline. What is ahead? “The world, — says Karen N. Brutents, — is on the brink of great geopolitical revolution, which is preceded or accompanied by a revolution in the minds”.
“Integration” project in the field of contemporary art is intended to describe with the help of artistic images language unification processes occurring in the post-soviet area.
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Even if outflow of capital seems to someone a purely personal stroke of pen in the payment documents or enjoyable staccato of fingers on the keyboard, even if for an economist it’s just a passionless statistical indicator, the high significance of ready cash is a fact of contemporary crisis geo-economics.