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Russia / Europe

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

30 October 2017

Russia’s Kosovo Fixation

Although its influence in the region has been in decline for years, the Russian government is stoking tensions in the Balkans

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