Articles on Russia

The power of the blacklist: The European Parliament’s proposed Magnitsky Act (Commentary)

Clara Portela - 19 July 2018

Sergei Magnitsky's death inspired the US to enact a law blacklisting individuals and seizing their assets. The EU is jumping on the bandwagon. 

On a hot summer's day in Helsinki (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 17 July 2018

Was Helsinki really a big win for Russia? And defeat for Europe?

Trump vs. EU: The dead end of the normative approach (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 04 July 2018

A divided EU - with an unstable Germany, a UK on its way out and renegade central eastern member states - is only of interest to the US as an ally in competition with Russia and China

The World Cup in Kaliningrad: Potemkin Village or real change? (Commentary)

Sergey Sukhankin - 15 June 2018

Moscow’s handling of Kaliningrad in recent years makes it no surprise World Cup fans are set to venture in from Poland for matches only rather than stay there.

The ECFR Power Audits (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & François Godement & Kadri Liik & Jeremy Shapiro - 25 May 2018

The four power audits show that Europeans, particularly when working together, retain the capacity to cooperate and compete effectively with all these powers.  But they also show that, in each case, Europe is failing to do so. 

And Now What? Russian Foreign Policy in Putin’s Fourth Term (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 20 March 2018

Moscow has undergone a lively debate on the future course of its foreign policy – which may now become obsolete by the poisoning of Sergei Skripal. 

Five reasons to support Theresa May’s response to Russia (Commentary)

Kadri Liik - 16 March 2018

We do not yet know everything about this crime, so it is wise to leave stronger measures for when we know more.

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.