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Russia / Europe

16 October 2017

The Varying Degrees of Autocracy in Russia and Hungary

Politics in Hungary and Russia seem similar these days. A closer look shows two rather different shades of authoritarian rule

12 October 2017

Whither the Alternative for Germany?

Despite the AfD’s success at the ballot box this September, Germany’s right wing populists are experiencing growing pains

5 October 2017

Russian Media’s Homage to Catalonia

While Kremlin officials themselves have to play down their support of Catalonia for diplomatic and domestic reasons, state media channels have been full of emotive coverage of the Catalan Crisis

2 October 2017

What happens when Chechens seek asylum in Europe?

Overshadowed by immigration from the Middle East and Africa in recent years, the migration of Chechens from Russia to Europe is a topic that few discuss. 

19 September 2017

‘Alternative for Germany’ and the Kremlin: A marriage of convenience?

Ideology and pragmatism go hand in hand in the relations between the German right-wing populists and the Russian elite