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Address #Russia rule-breaking

Address #Russia rule-breaking

| June 13, 2019

What can the West do to keep Russia in check, when the country’s state policy is fundamentally at odds with the rules-based international order and when the Kremlin has every intention of continuing to act as a disruptive force? James Nixey Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @jamesnixey The Kremlin famously demands ‘respect’ from […]

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Understanding methods of elite repression in #Russia

Understanding methods of elite repression in #Russia

| June 5, 2019

  Nikolai Petrov explains how public arrests of high-ranking officials reveal the power dynamics within the Russian political elite. Nikolai Petrov Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Jason Naselli Senior Digital Editor LinkedIn How have the methods of political control of the Russian elite changed over the past few years? Starting from […]

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What does Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s victory say about #Ukraine?

What does Volodymyr Zelenskyi’s victory say about #Ukraine?

| May 6, 2019

Zelenskyi’s landslide victory is a vote for change. It also exposes Ukraine’s vulnerability and the deficiency of reforms. Zelenskyi’s voters united against the old system rather than around a common agenda about how to bring about change. Orysia Lutsevych Research Fellow and Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme @Orysiaua Sergiy Gerasymchuk Deputy Chairman of […]

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#Russia and #NATO – A dialogue of differences

#Russia and #NATO – A dialogue of differences

| April 29, 2019

NATO faces a Russia challenge, but lacks unity over its response. A targeted ‘dialogue of differences’ with Moscow and between NATO members themselves could be the way forward to ending the communication failures, which increase the risk of miscalculation and policy errors. Mathieu Boulègue Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme @matboulegue LinkedIn Grand Tattoo military […]

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Rocky road to replacing #VladimirPutin

Rocky road to replacing #VladimirPutin

| April 19, 2019

The transition to Putin’s constitutionally scheduled replacement as president of Russia may be rougher than currently expected. Sir Andrew Wood Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Soldiers drill for the Victory Day parade in front of a portrait of Vladimir Putin. Photo: Getty Images. The prevailing assumption outside Russia is that an ordered […]

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New research on foreign policies of #Armenia and #Azerbaijan 

New research on foreign policies of #Armenia and #Azerbaijan 

| March 19, 2019

The relative disengagement of the West – especially the US – from the South Caucasus from 2008 onwards has brought both Armenia and Azerbaijan closer to Russia. Armenia has sacrificed its foreign policy balance for the sake of hard security, yet its security has deteriorated. The country’s previous leaders have failed to gauge the extent […]

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#Ukraine’s presidential election: Key candidates and key questions

#Ukraine’s presidential election: Key candidates and key questions

| March 11, 2019

Anna Korbut breaks down the leading contenders for Ukraine’s presidency and the questions voters need to be asking. Anna Korbut  Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @Ann_Korbut Ukraine’s post-Maidan political arrangement has delivered on some transformations but proved disappointing on others. Regardless of who wins the presidential polls, which begin on […]

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