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Revanchism

 

a policy of the chauvinistic circles of a country that has been defeated in war, aimed at preparing for a new war under the pretext of restoring the prewar boundaries and the prewar system of interstate relations.

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The current president of the United States has such disdain for the EU that many now talk of "the end of the West." An increasingly revanchist Russia is waging wars along the European periphery and in Syria.
Vashadze and the United National Movement (UNM), which nominated him as a presidential candidate, have revanchist ideas and goals," the lawmaker told reporters in Tbilisi.
"(We deplore) the low-level political instrumentalization of the Khartoum Declaration of Entente of August 28th which has been diverted to the sole benefit of the deployment of the FACA (Central African Armed Forces), a revanchist army ready to return to a fratricidal armed struggle," said the UPC.
This central theme explains where the FSB motivation and control sparked Russia's revanchist strategic leanings and subsequent oppression of their populace.
If, as is being speculated in certain quarters, this curious doctrine of making the rule of subservient to national security and public interest by quoting a Supreme Court judgment out of context is a ploy to deploy national institutions in establishing a revanchist policy to settle personal scores, would that not in itself be a threat to national security?
But, with a revanchist Russia to their east and chaos to the south, Europeans can no longer afford to live in denial.
While this may be a good description of the traumatized student with unpayable loans, it remains to be seen whether the political adjustments that follow from this collective disappointment bear out the leftist hope for solidarity and resistance or a rightward turn toward something far more revanchist.
Concurrently, the US encouraged Japan's revanchist Prime Minister Abe to reverse policy and engage in Japanese militarisation while also supporting him to revive the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands dispute with China.
She further accused Neophytou and Disy's leadership of employing "revanchist tactics" against her -- an allusion to her having left Disy.
The juxtaposition--like the four-minute video as a whole--is arch and ironic, yet nonetheless hints at the atavistic, perhaps softly revanchist, fantasies latent in the nostalgia-coated artisanalism that supplies rootless urban creatives with invented histories and class signifiers.
Professor Gardner has long warned that the uncoordinated NATO and European Union enlargement into former Soviet spheres of influence and security would not only provoke a Russian revanchist backlash, but could also encourage Moscow to forge a Sino-Russian alliance.
We cannot be pacifists when people around the world live in fear of mass murder because they belong to a particular ethnic or religious minority, believe in the 'wrong' ideology, or live in vulnerable countries alongside revanchist powers.