Putin’s Power Grab Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ludovica Vitale • Jun 29 2020 • Articles
Lockdown has allowed authorities to scrap Presidential limits, yet the crisis has eroded support for the regime and damaged the foundations of Putin’s power.

Causes and Potential Solutions to the Ukraine and Russia Conflict

Taras Kuzio and Paul D’Anieri • Jun 27 2020 • Articles
A major contributor to conflict has been the West’s desire to spread democracy and Russia’s desire to prevent it.

Visiting the Russian Far East: Yakutsk

David R. Marples • Jun 16 2020 • Articles
This chapter describes the author's travel, stories and experiences travelling to the Russian Far East in the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union at the start of the decade.

Review – The Shadow War

Artem Patalakh • Jun 4 2020 • Features
Journalist Jim Sciutto's book proves to be an informative source on the covert activities orchestrated by Moscow and Beijing and the impact on the US and its allies.

Russian Democrats’ Stance on the LGBT Community: An Attitudinal Shift

Artem Patalakh • May 11 2020 • Articles
Russia has yet to reach a point where LGBT support is necessary for a democratic politician. However, it is already desirable and certainly not shameful.

Noam Chomsky’s Views on Russian Foreign Policy: A Critical Analysis

Artem Patalakh • Apr 30 2020 • Articles
What sets Chomsky apart from many other fellow travelers of the Kremlin is that he tends to use references to IR scholars and occasionally insert critical remarks about Putin.

Opinion – Is Standing by the Minsk II Agreement Worth It?

Katherine Brown • Apr 28 2020 • Articles
European signatories of the Minsk II Agreement should abandon the deal and go back to the negotiating tables in order to prevent the possibility of civil war in Ukraine.

Interview – Dean Cooper-Cunningham

E-International Relations • Apr 25 2020 • Features
Dean Cooper-Cunningham discusses the benefits of using visual methods in IR, responses to Russian political queerphobia and the visuality of resistance and (in)security.

Review – Russia Abroad

Galina Bogatova • Apr 13 2020 • Features
A meaningful contribution to regionalism studies that reveals the overlooked patterns of the marginal “subordinate” states’ agency in relation to the great powers.

Italy as the Kremlin’s ‘Trojan Horse’ in Europe: Some Overlooked Factors

Artem Patalakh • Apr 11 2020 • Articles
As Russian influence in Italy grows, Putin's ‘Trojan horse’ in the EU reflects several societal trends, molding perceptions of a foreign policy appropriate for Italy.

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