Articles on Gustav Gressel

Russia’s nuclear deterrence principles: what they imply, and what they do not (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 12 June 2020

Russia’s nuclear policy has long been shrouded in secrecy. But a newly published presidential decree on nuclear deterrence clarifies some issues while still leaving ample room for speculation.

How a US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty would benefit the Kremlin (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 27 May 2020

A US withdrawal from the agreement would shift the blame from a non-compliant Moscow onto Washington, fuelling anti-Americanism and, perhaps, calls for a US military withdrawal from Europe.

The EU’s strategic sovereignty starts in Eastern Europe (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel & Nicu Popescu - 20 May 2020

The real test of the EU’s power and its strategic sovereignty will be in how it deals with external problems – not least those in its neighbourhood.

The sanctions straitjacket on Russia’s defence sector (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 13 February 2020

Maintaining a self-sufficient defence-industrial complex has long been an uphill struggle for Russia – and recent sanctions have only steepened its climb.

Russia’s Ukraine policy: Change to stay the same (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 03 February 2020

The Kremlin is losing long-time Ukraine policy chief, Vladislav Surkov. But his successor has more in common with “Putin’s Rasputin” than first meets the eye.

Murder in Berlin: Not just Germany’s problem (Commentary)

Gustav Gressel - 19 December 2019

The Tiergarten hitman travelling freely across the Schengen area should prompt reflection in European capitals, and greater demands of Berlin to act. But a pan-European response remains unforthcoming.

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.

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.