Articles on Russia

Russia’s heavy metal diplomacy (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 27 December 2016

Mark Galeotti's op-ed on how Russia aims to divide, distract, dismay and dominate neighbours with 'heavy metal diplomacy'.

An envoy, an assassin and a mystery in the heart of Ankara (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 21 December 2016

Instead of ratcheting up tensions, the murder of Karlov seems to have brought Ankara and Moscow closer than ever.

The Populist-Putin-Trump insurgency against liberal Europe (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 05 December 2016

The new axis between Trump’s America, Putin’s Russia, and European populists represents a toxic mix for the liberal order in Europe. 

Post-truth politics in Ukraine: A ‘common sense’ campaign that is anything but (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 25 November 2016

The seemingly innocuous initiative to restore economic relations between Kyiv and Moscow is really Russia's latest move against the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.

Putin’s friends in Europe (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 19 October 2016

The upsurge of populism in Europe has provided Russia with an ample supply of sympathetic political parties across the continent.

View from Warsaw: Deterrence above all (Commentary)

Piotr Buras and Adam Balcer - 17 October 2016

What is distinct about Poland’s attitude to Russia is its genuine conviction in the potential for conventional military conflict with Moscow.

View from London: Pragmatic continuity (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 14 October 2016

Russian actions in Ukraine and Syria will frustrate any attempts at a shift in UK policy on Russia.

View from Athens: Towing the line (Commentary)

George Tzogopoulos - 14 October 2016

The new reality of Greek acquiescence to EU policy hides deep ideological differences.

View from Budapest: The status quo might just do (Commentary)

Zsuzsanna Vegh - 14 October 2016

Hungary will certainly oppose additional sanctions, but it is unlikely to veto a prolongation.

View from The Hague: An eternal balancing act (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 14 October 2016

Prime Minister Rutte, needing as much EU support as he can, will be firm on the status quo and extremely careful with everything else.