TRUST, TRUTH AND TRUCE TRAPPED IN HYBRIDITY OF MODERN INTER-STATE CONFLICTS: AN EARLY ASSESSMENT OF THE RUSSO-WESTERN PROXY WAR IN UKRAINE

Andryj Tyushka

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/cjps.2015.01.01

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Russo-Western relations after the declared end of the Cold War, just as on the eve and in the middle of it, have been fraught with developments pointing towards the persisting distrust and disgust in one another’s perceptions cast against the background of officially declared truce. Such a decades-long half-truth-balancing has gradually lost its flexibility and acceptability and culminated in what much of the current academic debate calls, since 2014, a “Russian-Ukrainian conflict”, but what, in fact, presents an extension to the latent Russo-Western conflict that embarked upon the end of the Cold War – a “cold peace”.

This article aims to reveal the origins, form and substance of the current Russian hybrid gambling in Ukraine by addressing the essential notions in international but also domestic politics – trust, truth, lies/deception, distrust, war and peace immensely trapped by politics of incremental hybridity and interpretivism.


Słowa kluczowe


hybridity; (dis)trust; peace; war; Russian-Western conflict; Ukraine

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