Articles on Russia

A Macronian message for Putin (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 27 May 2017

Macron has an important opportunity to influence Putin's views on the European Union.

What does Russia want? (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 26 May 2017

The nature of the 'Russia challenge' – and how to address it.

G7 shirking its responsibilities on Russia (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 25 May 2017

If sanctions are considered not to be working, then the answer is not to lift them, but to strengthen them.

Mogherini goes to Moscow but is missing in action in Ukraine (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 27 April 2017

The European Union is absent from diplomatic efforts to resolve the war in eastern Ukraine but obsessed with a misguided even-handedness.

Into the bear pit: What awaits Tillerson in Moscow? (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 11 April 2017

How will Russia respond to Trump’s Syria strikes?

Russia protests: this time it is different (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 29 March 2017

If we consider their potential for long-term impact, Navalny's protests differ in many ways from previous protests in Russia.

Kaliningrad: From boomtown to battle-station (Commentary)

Sergey Sukhankin - 27 March 2017

The deployment of Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad has raised fears in Europe that the territory is becoming Russia's key battle-station.

The truth about Russia's defence budget (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 24 March 2017

Contrary to recent claims, Russia's defence budget has not been slashed for 2017. 

Turn the search light outwards (Commentary)

Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 15 February 2017

In focusing exclusively on Western crimes, parts of the European Left are letting Putin and Assad off the hook for Syria and Ukraine.

Russia’s Syria Quandary (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 27 January 2017

The Astana process may represent a moment of new Russian seriousness.