Power and Weakness in Putin’s Russia (Commentary)
Nicu Popescu - 15 March 2012
Vladimir Putin’s support machine was strong enough to guarantee him victory in the presidential election. But Putin’s strength is the weakness of the opposition and he should be worried by the divisions within his own government.
Europe's role in fighting corruption in Russia (Commentary)
Ben Judah - 09 March 2012
The re-election of Vladimir Putin presents the EU with an opportunity to encourage reform in Russia. It should set up an EU-Russia anti corruption dialogue and work harder to prevent the proceeds of corruption ending up in Europe.
Russia's liberal-nationalist cocktail: elixir of life or toxic poison? (Commentary)
Nicu Popescu - 23 February 2012
Young, liberal figures such as Alexei Navalny and Vladimir Milov are building bridges between democratic and nationalist wings of the protest movement. Will this marriage prove a mix that mobilises a nation against the Putin regime, or will it taint the legitimacy of both sides in years to come?
The year of the HUBRICS (Commentary)
Daniel Korski - 12 January 2012
With Europe and much of the West facing a seemingly painful decline, attention continues to shift to the BRICS and the world's other rising powers. But are these countries overplaying their hands as the cracks begin to show in their economic virility?
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