The sanctions straitjacket on Russia’s defence sector
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.
Idlib chaos: The latest test for Turkish-Russian ties
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 12 February 2020
Turkey and Syria are now at war – but the ultimate arbiter of what happens next is likely to be Vladimir Putin.
Unsettled union: The future of the Belarus-Russia relationship
Yauheni Preiherman - 21 January 2020
Minsk retains enough power to decline any Russian proposal it deems unacceptable – even if this results in a further rise in economic tension.
Will he stay or will he go? Putin’s role will change
Kadri Liik - 16 January 2020
A political transition has started in Russia. While preserving a powerful role for Vladimir Putin, 2024 might nonetheless bring about real-enough change.
Putin’s Minsk maskirovka: Will the West ‘capitulate’?
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
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