Colour Revolutions, Frozen Conflicts and the New Silk Road: the Political Struggle in the Post-Soviet Space


  • Krzysztof Kozłowski Warsaw School of Economics



Colour Revolutions, Frozen Conflicts, New Silk Road, Post-Soviet Space


As the political centre of the World international stage gravitates toward East Asia, so does the political reality of the Post-Soviet Space. This process works in favour of the Peoples’ Republic of China, is a source of new tensions within the Russian Federation and undermines the effectiveness of US and European policies. The New Silk Road and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank initiatives show that PRC has both the means and the determination to actively broaden its sphere of influence. However, the Chinese patterns of expansion do not have to follow the nature of Russian-Western competition the World got used to after 1991. As the local players are increasingly assertive and PRC economy is slowing down, it’s also important to notice the first clouds gathering over Chinese aspirations in the region. The article presents an overview of the major approaches to political change, international competition and integration trajectories within the Post-Soviet space. It focuses on the major actors active within the Post-Soviet Space, namely the Russian Federation, the United States and the Peoples’ Republic of China, the strategies they follow, mediums they choose to execute their strategies and an evaluation of effects of their activity after the collapse of the USSR.


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Author Biography

Krzysztof Kozłowski, Warsaw School of Economics

Associate professor at the Department of Political Studies, Collegium of Socio-Economics, Warsaw School of Economics. He is interested in the Central and East Asian politics, systemic change in the Post Soviet Space and economic analysis of organized crime.


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How to Cite

Kozłowski, Krzysztof. 2021. “Colour Revolutions, Frozen Conflicts and the New Silk Road: The Political Struggle in the Post-Soviet Space”. Politeja 13 (2 (41):279-304.