15 December 2017
An analysis of Putin's publicly stated promises shows how rarely the Russian leader gets pinned down to pledging anything large-scale, concrete and specific. And when that does happen, it is anyone’s guess whether those promises will be fulfilled.
14 December 2017
By allowing one of the largest state-controlled companies to determine what is lawful and who is guilty, the Russian state has placed itself in a very difficult position
13 December 2017
The verdict in the Ulyukayev case will be the first serious step in Putin’s reelection campaign
12 December 2017
The fate of Nord Stream 2 has become a bone of contention in Germany’s coalition talks
6 December 2017
A worrying few years lie ahead for Russia’s economy. The Russian government is cash-strapped at both national and regional levels, and it will be education, health, wages and welfare that take the hit. High military spending is set to continue.
1 December 2017
What went wrong in the military and technical co-operation between Russia and India?
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.