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    Germany’s Critics of Russia Sanctions: What Motivates Them?
    Feb10

    Germany’s Critics of Russia Sanctions: What Motivates Them?

    Russia / Europe At the end of January, the prime ministers of five regions in what was formerly East Germany demanded a softening or lifting of the European Union’s sanctions against Russia. “Restrictive policies are not working. We need new approaches,” said Reiner Haseloff, prime minister of Saxony-Anhalt (CDU). The head of...

    Understanding Russia’s Appetite for Uranium
    Feb10

    Understanding Russia’s Appetite for Uranium

    Economy Russia is the third-largest consumer of uranium in the world, and the country aims to be a key driver of growth in uranium markets over the next few years. The evidence of Russia’s intent can be seen domestically through its own nuclear power expansion efforts. In Central Asia, Russia draws on close ties from the Soviet period to...

    Armenia is Rethinking Relations with Russia
    Jan31

    Armenia is Rethinking Relations with Russia

    Russia / Europe Over the past few years, Armenia has faced a string of internal and foreign policy challenges. The wide-reaching referendum vote back in 2015 in favor of constitutional change means that Armenia’s time as a semi-presidential republic is over. According to its new constitution, the country is now a parliamentary republic. The...

    How Does Hungary Choose its Friends?
    Dec29

    How Does Hungary Choose its Friends?

    Russia / Europe A parliamentary election will be held in Hungary in spring 2018. The results will recast its parliament and government for the next four years. Nine parties are represented in the National Assembly of Hungary at the moment, seven of which are members of the two major coalitions. Approximately 67% of parliamentary seats are held by...

    Russia’s Defense Capabilities in 2018
    Dec24

    Russia’s Defense Capabilities in 2018

    Security Sky high defense spending, as if in preparation for a major war, is depleting Russia. In 2018, Moscow will face the question of how long this can endure. Although the authoritarian regime has not been prepared (so far) to up the ante even further, it cannot significantly cut this type of expenditure either, mostly for domestic political...

    Russian-Indian Defence Co-operation Reaches A Deadlock
    Dec02

    Russian-Indian Defence Co-operation Reaches A Deadlock

    Russia / World In the 2000s, Russia began to perceive India as a strategic partner for joint technical military projects. The reason behind Russia’s thinking is clear: India had become the main buyer of Russian arms. The first experience of a project in this area was the joint development of a supersonic cruise missile called BrahMos. Then...

    Крымские заложники Кремля
    Dec01

    Крымские заложники Кремля

    Russia / Europe В конце октября Владимир Путин помиловал и освободил Ильми Умерова и Ахтема Чийгоза – двух крымскотатарских диссидентов и членов Меджлиса крымскотатарского народа. Оба преследовались за свою позицию: они открыто заявляли, что произошел акт агрессии и аннексии Крыма Российской Федерацией и призывали к возвращению украинского...

    Unexpected Freedom for two Crimean Tatar Dissidents
    Dec01

    Unexpected Freedom for two Crimean Tatar Dissidents

    Russia / Europe In late October, President Vladimir Putin pardoned and released Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz, two Crimean Tatar dissidents. Both were members of the Mejlis, a legislative body for the Crimean Tatar people that has been dissolved since Russia’s capture of Crimea. Both were persecuted for their views: They openly stated that...

    Russian-speaking Germans: Who are they?
    Nov25

    Russian-speaking Germans: Who are they?

    Russia / Europe For many years, residents of West Germany born in the USSR were unofficially labeled “invisible migrants”. After the collapse of the Berlin Wall, stories on the “Russian mafia” intially circulated through the German news media, but soon faded from the forefront. The topic of Russians in Germany in the years after unification has...

    German Lessons for the Russian World
    Nov13

    German Lessons for the Russian World

    Russia / Europe The “Russian world” concept, actively promoted one way or another for at least ten years, has virtually become an official ideological doctrine since the annexation of Crimea. It certainly has a whiff of nationalism, and it is no coincidence that even the regime’s staunchest supporters were swift to draw parallels between...

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