Articles on Russia

Britain’s Strategic Defence and Security Review and deterring Russia (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 22 January 2018

Russia is being weaponised to justify big-ticket buys for the UK military, yet there’s little talk of what Moscow thinks matters.

Austria: Russia’s Trojan Horse? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 21 December 2017

Europe should be worried about the new Austrian government’s proximity to Russia, not Hungary.

Russia’s military victory masks diplomatic impotence in Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 15 December 2017

Damascus has continually rebuffed Russian efforts to pivot to a political track, highlighting Moscow’s apparent inability to rein in its client.

Hybrid diss: What Oxxxymiron’s rap battle tells us about Russia-US relations (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 02 November 2017

Insecurity sits at the heart of what has been termed Russia’s “assault” on Western democracies.

Make laws not war: Ukrainian president and parliament push for peace resolution in Donbas (Commentary)

Olexiy Haran and Petro Burkovskiy - 23 October 2017

New laws to strengthen Ukraine's control over Donbas and pave the way for conflict resolution.

Russia and the West: Handling the clash of worldviews (Commentary)

Vygaudas Usackas - 04 October 2017

While defending the EU's interests and values, we should continue to retain bridges with the Russian people.

Trump-Putin meeting: Much ado about nothing (Commentary)

Fyodor Lukyanov - 07 July 2017

The American political environment will not allow the administration to go easy on Russia.

Why Stalin’s popularity doesn’t have to be as terrifying as it seems (Commentary)

Anna Arutunyan - 29 June 2017

Stalin's increasing popularity in Russia is worrying, but its importance should not be exaggerated.

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.