Commentaryby Anna Arutunyan
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.
Kremlin narratives on Crimea resurface in German election debate (Commentary)
Andreas Umland - 19 September 2017
For the future of Ukraine, what Germany thinks and does really matters.
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.
Tangled up in lucre (Commentary)
Anna Arutunyan - 12 June 2017
How the Russian authorities are weaponising ‘financial sloppiness’ to crack down on dissidents
Why Putin won’t get tough on Kadyrov (Commentary)
Anna Arutunyan - 25 April 2017
The persecution of gay people in Chechnya may point to a profound weakness in the Kremlin’s power in the republic.
Armenian elections: The prelude to a pivotal political transition (Commentary)
Richard Giragosian - 30 March 2017
This election heralds a structural transformation in Armenian politics, from a semi-presidential system to a parliamentary form of government.
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.