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On #Russia, #Macron Is Mistaken

On #Russia, #Macron Is Mistaken

| September 6, 2019

The French president may well be standing tall over his European counterparts, but his overtures toward the Kremlin are repeating the mistakes of so many other Western leaders, past and present. James Nixey Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @jamesnixey Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @matboulegue Emmanuel Macron and Vladimir Putin […]

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EU’s deepening approach to #Ukraine reform is paying dividends

EU’s deepening approach to #Ukraine reform is paying dividends

| September 2, 2019

As a new European Commission takes office, it should not abandon the strategy. Kataryna Wolczuk Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Since the Euromaidan revolution in the winter of 2013–14, the EU has adopted a significantly more strategic approach to reform in Ukraine, in order to address fundamental weaknesses within Ukrainian state institutions. […]

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Protests in #Russia show how political environment has changed

Protests in #Russia show how political environment has changed

| August 19, 2019

Nikolai Petrov (below) speaks to Jason Naselli (below) about a new wave of protests against Vladimir Putin’s government and what it means for the future of the Russian system. Nikolai Petrov Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Jason Naselli Senior Digital Editor LinkedIn Protesters at a rally in central Moscow on 10 […]

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Time to shed more light on #Russia harassment of #NATO forces’ families

Time to shed more light on #Russia harassment of #NATO forces’ families

| August 15, 2019

Spouses of Dutch fighter pilots deployed in the Baltic states reportedly received harassing phone calls from callers with Russian accents. This should come as no surprise, but the evident reticence to publicize these incidents is inexplicable. Keir Giles Senior Consulting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @KeirGiles LinkedIn Celebrations in March marking Poland’s 20 […]

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#MinskAgreements rest on incompatible views of sovereignty

#MinskAgreements rest on incompatible views of sovereignty

| July 15, 2019

Implementing the agreements to end the war in eastern Ukraine means that either Ukraine’s view must prevail, or Russia’s view must prevail. Western governments should be unequivocal in their defence of Ukraine’s. Duncan AllanAssociate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House A person with passports of the Luhansk People’s Republic and Ukraine enters a centre […]

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#Russia – Military posture in the Arctic: Managing hard power in a ‘low tension’ environment

#Russia – Military posture in the Arctic: Managing hard power in a ‘low tension’ environment

| July 2, 2019

This paper focuses on Russia’s military posture in the Russian Arctic. It seeks to demystify Moscow’s military build-up in the region: it explains that if Moscow is indeed militarizing the Russian Arctic, the military build-up and the Kremlin’s intentions are, at least for now, defensive in nature. Download PDF (opens in new window) Mathieu Boulègue […]

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Understanding Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s foreign policy priorities for Ukraine

Understanding Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s foreign policy priorities for Ukraine

| June 28, 2019

The new president will continue a pro-Europe orientation but shift many of the details of Kyiv’s international engagement. Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @matboulegue LinkedIn Leo Litra Senior Research Fellow, New Europe Center Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s priority is domestic, not foreign policy, so his approach to international relations is only starting […]

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