Post Tagged with: "Russia"

Review – Russia and the Idea of Europe

Review – Russia and the Idea of Europe

Neumann’s book provides a well informed survey of Russian intellectual history over the last two centuries and stimulating insights into Russians’ perceptions of Europe.

Interview – Katarzyna Zysk

Interview – Katarzyna Zysk

Prof. Zysk explains Russia’s use of non-military means for strategic ends, its approach to world order and its neigbours, and the influence of the Trump administration.

Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Raj Kapoor and India’s Foremost Cinematic Soft Power Breakthrough

Soft power has fast matured into a sine qua non of international political conduct. Awara inadvertently became soft power, facilitating Soviet trust of India.

The “Northern Territories” Dispute and the Future of Japan-Russia Relations

The “Northern Territories” Dispute and the Future of Japan-Russia Relations

Even with a resolution of the territorial dispute between Russia and Japan the relations between the two will change little, at least in the short to medium term.

Ukraine’s Media after 25 Years of Independence

Ukraine’s Media after 25 Years of Independence

Ukraine’s media system has drastically changed in recent years, but like the rest of the country it is still a work in progress with many hurdles to overcome.

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New Century, Old Rivalries: Russian Military Modernisation and NATO

With both NATO and Russia endeavouring to increase and improve their military capabilities against the other, a new arms race is on the cards.

Is It Time for an Iranian-American Buddy Film?

Is It Time for an Iranian-American Buddy Film?

Challenging dominant IR narratives and reworking the US geopolitical imaginary of Iran via popular culture is possible. Stranger things have happened.

Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives

Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives

When Ukraine decided to postpone an EU Association Agreement in 2013, few would have predicted that it would lead to a prolonged conflict in Europe’s borderland.

Nagorno Karabakh: Armenia’s Claims, Azerbaijan’s Position, and the Peace Efforts

Nagorno Karabakh: Armenia’s Claims, Azerbaijan’s Position, and the Peace Efforts

Karabakh is important for Azerbaijan and Armenia; none side will give up their claims. In a place where country interests in the region continue, the solution is hard.

Ukraine and Russia: Wars Over the Past

Ukraine and Russia: Wars Over the Past

Regions of Ukraine have their own singular histories and what is lacking is a unifying narrative and common “heroes” during a time of prolonged crisis.

Russia, Iran and Israel: A Troubled Triangle

Russia, Iran and Israel: A Troubled Triangle

Moscow’s efforts to retain good relations with both Israel and Iran will continue to cause each to be wary of becoming too reliant on a Russia that it deems unreliable.

Doha Talks: Economic Failure or Geopolitical Success?

Doha Talks: Economic Failure or Geopolitical Success?

Riyadh has pulled off a clever maneuver by not signing a deal that it negotiated and agreed to as it has politically stalled its adversaries and has been a setback to its allies.

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