Articles on Russia

Putin’s Minsk maskirovka: Will the West ‘capitulate’? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 09 December 2019

Zelensky and EU leaders want the Normandy summit to show they are giving diplomacy a chance. But the risk all lies on their side, not Putin’s

Open Skies: Trump’s next big blunder? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 04 December 2019

Partisan argument in Washington is helping undermine the Open Skies Treaty. The US could lose one of the most useful instruments in its relations with Russia.

Managed chaos: Russia’s deal with Turkey on northern Syria (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 03 November 2019

Russia is now in charge of a multi-front war. It will need to manage relations between multiple local actors very carefully.

Leverage, for now: Turkey’s deal with Russia on northern Syria (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 30 October 2019

Erdogan's government views the deal as a testament to its ability to act independently of Washington even in areas where there is a US military presence.

The authoritarian entente: Sino-Russian security cooperation (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 17 October 2019

Sino-Russian arrangements for deepening cooperation on surveillance technology codify a process that has been going on for years.

Ukraine prisoner swap: A sign of hope or desperation? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 26 September 2019

The West is drawing the wrong lessons from Ukraine’s exchange of prisoners with Russia. It now risks rushing Kyiv into an unstable ‘resolution’ to the conflict in Donbas

Emmanuel Macron’s very big idea on Russia (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel, Kadri Liik, Jeremy Shapiro, Tara Varma - 25 September 2019

Negotiations with Russia over a new European security order would have huge – to many, alarming – implications for Ukraine, the EU, and the NATO alliance

Two decades of Putin (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 09 August 2019

Two decades on from his ascent to power, Putin cuts a lonely figure in a political desert

Chernobyl on ice: Russia’s new floating nuclear plant (Commentary)

Oscar Voss - 02 August 2019

Questionable assumptions underpin Russia’s latest move to open up its Arctic territory – and attract in European and Chinese business.

Inside Sevastopol: The maverick city fights back (Commentary)

Ridvan Bari Urcosta - 30 July 2019

The most pro-Russian part of Crimea is also the greatest source of headaches for Moscow. Will the Kremlin succeed in extending its writ there?