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Russia / Europe

28 December 2017

How Does Hungary Choose its Friends?

Hungary is trying to have its cake and eat it, receiving substantial financial support from the EU and fostering ties with Russia at the same time. How long can that double game continue?

12 December 2017

The Politicization of Nord Stream 2 in Germany

The fate of Nord Stream 2 has become a bone of contention in Germany’s coalition talks

30 November 2017

Unexpected Freedom for two Crimean Tatar Dissidents

What is the wider game behind Vladimir Putin’s surprising presidential pardon of two political prisoners from Crimea?

25 November 2017

Russian-speaking Germans: Who are they?

Germans with a post-Soviet migration background are a diverse grouping who are poorly represented in German politics and scarcely understood by the national news media. This has led to some dangerous misconceptions over the last few years.

13 November 2017

German Lessons for the Russian World

Contemporary Germany’s decentralised politics, and its treatment of German speakers beyond its borders, should be a model for Russia. Instead, Russia seems to be following the dangerous and flawed path of 1930s Germany