Multilateralism: Moscow rules? (Commentary)
Richard Gowan - 08 August 2012
With Russia due to play a central role in multilateral institutions over the next two years, its obstructionism over Syria does not bode well. However Europeans may find - to their benefit - that it is actually China that calls the shots on the international stage.
Don't give up on politics in Syria (Commentary)
Julien Barnes-Dacey - 02 August 2012
As civil war engulfs Syria talk of politics and diplomacy has fallen silent. But the West should be redoubling its political and diplomatic efforts, even as it offers indirect support for the arming of the rebels in Syria.
BRICS may find common ground, but India must stand up for itself (Commentary)
Parag Khanna - 29 March 2012
This week's BRICS summit may be a shop window for the potency of the world's rapidly rising global powers, but on closer inspection there is a startling lack of unity between them.
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.
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