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Review – The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Richard Sakwa argues this is a strange book that attempts to defend the liberal order but demonstrates similar failings to other books within the New Cold War literature.

Ukraine and Russia Gird for Presidential Election

Ukraine and Russia Gird for Presidential Election

Ukraine is gearing up for a presidential election that will set its course for the next five years, perhaps most crucially in terms of its relations with Russia.

Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East under Putin: Can Bears Walk in the Desert?

Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East under Putin: Can Bears Walk in the Desert?

Putin saw volatility in the Middle East as an opportunity to expand Russian influence whilst keeping the gaze of the West away from regions with greater strategic importance to Russia.

For Putin, Confrontation with the West Is About More than Just Geopolitics

For Putin, Confrontation with the West Is About More than Just Geopolitics

The confrontation with the West and the cultivation of a siege mentality at home has been the most effective means left at Putin’s disposal for consolidating his power.

Hybrid Warfare and the Role Civilians Play

Hybrid Warfare and the Role Civilians Play

The intent to destabilize and weaken a state or community with persistent, non-military-based attacks is changing the ways in which war is understood.

Russia-West-Ukraine: Triangle of Competition 1991–2013

Russia-West-Ukraine: Triangle of Competition 1991–2013

Russia’s desire to limit Ukraine’s independence and to retake control of Crimea did not emerge during the Putin era. Rather they were there from the very beginning.

Ukraine and the Russian Challenge to the European Order

Ukraine and the Russian Challenge to the European Order

Russia’s actions in 2014 were not just a response specific events such as NATO enlargement, EU policy, democracy promotion or revolution in Ukraine.

Interview – Solomon Passy

Interview – Solomon Passy

Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria, Solomon Passy, talks about the future of NATO, Bulgaria’s role in the alliance and its upcoming Presidency of the European Council.

Crimea 2014: Recapping Five Months of Change in Ukraine

Crimea 2014: Recapping Five Months of Change in Ukraine

The West is simply unable to predict Vladimir Putin’s next move and NATO is belatedly bolstering its position in the eastern borderland member states.

Inside the Head of Vladimir Putin

Inside the Head of Vladimir Putin

Whatever the outcome of the Crimean annexation, it is difficult to see where one of the world’s most most self-obsessed and egotistical leaders goes from here.

@FuckYouPutin

@FuckYouPutin

Glancing at social media provides ample evidence of the degeneration of the debate into platitudes and crude insults directed at Vladimir Putin.

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