Articles on Russia

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.

A Trump-Putin summit? Bring it on. (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 17 January 2017

The long-distance bromance may founder when its principals actually get to meet. 

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.