“Religious Expansion” and Foreign Policy
This chapter examines the increasingly political role of religions in Russia noting they have become a legitimate factor in political activity. The author notes that the Russian Orthodox Church and Islam have a decidedly negative attitude toward globalization and points out the existence of world-wide interconnected conflicts. Understanding Islamic radicalism, from his point of view, is the key to understanding the problem of terrorism.
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