THE EUROPEAN FACE OF THE EXTREMIST THREAT
Keywords: non-state actors, Islamism, "Islamic State", "eurojihadism"
L. L. FITUNI
Doctor of Economics
I. O. ABRAMOVA
Doctor of Economics
Institute of Africa, Russian Academy of Sciences
In the years that have passed since the first riots in North Africa, the course of events and their consequences have taken an unfavorable turn for many State and non-State actors in world politics. They have seriously destabilized the international and domestic situation, including in countries located far beyond the region's borders. Some of these adverse effects seem to have been a planned element of the Big Game scenario, while others came as an unpleasant surprise.
Attempts at social engineering in Arab countries, the artificial implantation of political and ideological new formations alien to local societies, and the arrogant attitude towards local religious and cultural characteristics led to a prolonged drama of the "Arab Spring". Recently, the West's rhetoric regarding the origins, bloody course and tragic consequences of the events of the Arab Spring and other recent "revolutionary" cataclysms has ceased to be shamefully evasive. The United States and the EU are no longer so peremptorily saying that "everything that happened happened by itself, and we only supported the will of the rebellious population to the best of our ability."1
Today, the political line of the overseas inspirers of the "color" revolutions fits into the formula:"whether it's better or worse, but the job is done - now we need to bring what we started to its logical conclusion." The calculation is made to create conditions for the transformation of geostrategic paradigms in the entire vast latitudinal zone from Morocco to the borders of China.
The depth of transformations will vary from regime changes and / or their orientation to the "incubation" of new state and quasi-state entities in this region of the world. It is already obvious that the political, social a ... Read more