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Russia / World

27 June 2017

‘The Putin Interviews’ and the Kremlin’s Useful Idiot

“The Interviews” may be more instrumental for the Kremlin than it seems at the first sight

9 June 2017

The logic of the Kremlin Gate

What is the rationale behind Moscow’s attempts to interfere in European and the US elections?

6 June 2017

Congress Pushes Tougher Line on Russia

Despite Trump’s campaign calls for closer relations with Russia, legislation going through Congress implies the US is doubling down on Russia sanctions

23 May 2017

Russia-Japan Talks Trundle On

The logic of recent Abe - Putin meetings 

11 May 2017

The Spoils of Peace Broking in Syria

Another round of Russia-backed Syria peace talks in Astana has led to a deal on “de-escalation zones”. But the deal benefits Russia, Turkey and Iran far more than the local rival factions