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Russia / Europe

19 June 2017

The Montenegro issue is closed for Russia

Moscow has no positive or realistic agenda for the Balkans despite its attempts to halt NATO enlargement in the region

13 June 2017

Post-Soviet excesses: What does the diplomatic scandal between Russia and Moldova tell us?

Recent developments in Russian-Moldovan relations are a very good illustration of one of the Eastern Partnership’s key dilemmas

28 April 2017

Thus Votes South Ossetia: A Referendum the Kremlin Would Prefer to Ignore

A new leader in South Ossetia has won power after promising a referendum on whether to join the Russian Federation. Unlike in Crimea, the Kremlin seems uninterested in making its control official

4 April 2017

The New Russian Renaissance

Why the Kremlin is fascinated by classical antiquity

27 March 2017

War in the Courts: Ukraine, Russia and the ICJ

Ukraine’s case against the Russian Federation at the UN’s International Court of Justice will be hard for Ukraine to win, let alone enforce. But Ukraine’s legal team at the ICJ have approached the case intelligently, putting Russia on the back foot