Author profile: Richard Sakwa

Richard Sakwa is professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent, an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia programme at Chatham House, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. His main research interests are Russian domestic and international politics, European international relations, and comparative democratization. Recent books include The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism, and the Medvedev Succession (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Putin and the Oligarch: The Khodorkovsky-Yukos Affair (I. B. Tauris, 2014), Putin Redux: Power and Contradiction in Contemporary Russia (Routledge, 2014), and Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (I. B. Tauris, 2015). He can be contacted at: R.Sakwa@kent.ac.uk.

Monism vs. Pluralism

Monism vs. Pluralism

The conflict in Ukraine is a result of the turbulence in the system of European security, the internal crisis in Ukraine, and the crisis of Russian developmental model.

The Politics of US and EU Sanctions on Russia’s Energy Sector

The Politics of US and EU Sanctions on Russia’s Energy Sector

It is the selective nature of sanctions that make them a political weapon against countries that refuse to buckle down to western leadership.

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