15 January 2018
Rosneft’s contracts with Iraqi authorities in Baghdad — and an investment deal with secessionist authorities in Iraqi Kurdistan — are both in jeopardy. Billions are at stake.
9 January 2018
After failing to meet pledges made before Vladimir Putin’s 2012 election, Russia’s authorities are not promising much this time around
8 January 2018
A recent round of surveys show an interesting set of responses for what Russian citizens tend to be proud of
4 January 2018
Having created a semantic and visual gallery of new Russian tricksters who break all the rules, Sergei Shnurov and the band Leningrad have become a machine for the reproduction and consolidation of the nation, confident of their civilizational righteousness
3 January 2018
How victims and former supporters of ‘Islamic State’ are welcomed back to Russia
28 December 2017
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?
27 December 2017
Higher oil prices, state investment and Central Bank activism have maintained surface stability in the Russian economy this year, but there are still significant undercurrents that could serve to accelerate political reforms in 2018.
23 December 2017
For a post-Soviet society like Russia, Olympic achievement is a display of imperial prowess, and a traditional field of symbolic confrontation with the West.
22 December 2017
War weary and under financial pressure, Russia’s defence and security policy will remain assertive in 2018, but there will also be a greater degree of risk aversion.
20 December 2017
The upcoming presidential elections are a formality. The West should already be thinking about how to respond to at least another six years of Putinism.