Articles on Russia

Russian cyber sins and storms (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 10 October 2018

Cyber-espionage is business as usual for most great-power governments - so why the growing storm of indignation directed at Russia's cyber activities? 

Strait to war? Russia and Ukraine clash in the Sea of Azov (Commentary)

Andrew Wilson - 02 October 2018

New Russian naval activities around Crimea could presage a new, maritime front in the war in eastern Ukraine

Russian manoeuvres with Chinese characteristics (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 25 September 2018

The Vostok 2018 exercises showed the Russian armed forces learning from Western theory and Syrian practice. In turn, the Chinese military personnel present at the exercises for the first time will be learning from the Russians

Syria’s fate: What will Rouhani, Erdogan, and Putin decide? (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & Ellie Geranmayeh - 06 September 2018

Views on priorities and possible outcomes of the upcoming meeting of the leaders of Iran, Turkey, and Russia from our Iranian and Turkish fellows

Is Germany breaking bad? (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 28 August 2018

In an international order that is beginning to resemble a competition between rival cartels, Angela Merkel risks becoming a kind of geopolitical Walter White

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.