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27 March 2018

Russia’s Messner Doctrine?

The works of Evgeny Messner, an obscure but prescient Russian military theorist, could well be the basis for the country’s military strategy since 2008

22 March 2018

The Russian presidential elections outside Russia

Organization of elections abroad during the 2018 presidential elections 

9 March 2018

‘A Hedgehog Empire’ and ‘Nuclear Orthodoxy’

The radical and conservative context of Putin’s New Russian Doctrine 

28 February 2018

An Election With No Alternatives

A series of implausible candidates remain to make up the numbers and provide some colour to an election that has become a clear formality for Vladimir Putin. Is this all just a vicious sociological experiment?

7 February 2018

Russia’s Recurring States of Emergency

Russia’s authorities are increasingly declaring states of emergency as a way to maintain and consolidate political control. It is becoming a default tactic, one that looks set to continue.