30 November 2017
What is the wider game behind Vladimir Putin’s surprising presidential pardon of two political prisoners from Crimea?
27 November 2017
The Russian authorities are keeping an ever closer eye on their citizens, all in the name of public safety. Yet there are limited checks and balances in place for what gets gathered and when. And increasingly, the state has been a leak-prone holder of its citizens’ private data.
25 November 2017
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.
20 November 2017
The State Duma is expanding its “foreign agents” classification to include entire international news media outlets. This decision will make life even harder for any journalist wanting to analyse and question the actions of the Russian government.
17 November 2017
As global oil prices stay low, as federal budgets tighten, and as prospective trade along the Northern Sea Route remains risky, why is Russia continuing to build up its military presence in the Arctic?
15 November 2017
The impending defeat of ISIS in Syria will do little to resolve the problems that gave birth to it. As 2017 draws to a close, the causes of the Syrian Civil War still blight the conflict-torn landscape
13 November 2017
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
10 November 2017
Russia’s regional governments owe vast sums to commercial banks and the federal government in Moscow. Those debts are spiralling out of control and need repaying. But where will those repayments come from?
7 November 2017
The United States has hit Russia with another round of economic sanctions. In this latest round, 33 of the country’s defence contractors have found themselves in the firing line. What does this mean for Russia and its military industrial complex?
2 November 2017
How did the Russian army change over time?