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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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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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