Janis Kluge, Michael Richter on why from the Kremlin’s perspective, truly attempting economic integration with the EU means risking political instability
Irina Busygina and Mikhail Filippov on the last attempt at pro-Russian integration in the post-Soviet space
Evgeny Troitskiy on the ups and downs of economic integration in the post-Soviet space
Yury Tsarik considers how and why Belarusian-Russian relations have hit a new low
Stanislav Shkel on why Putin will not copy Nazarbayev’s succession model
Yuri Tsarik contends that relations between Russia and Belarus may have reached an “integration impasse,” but there were at least a few constructive results from February’s bilateral talks in Sochi.
Olga Gulina reports on state plans to tempt Russians from across the post soviet space to resettle within Russian borders
Four key scenarios for the further development of bilateral relations
Even though relations are getting prickly between Russia and Belarus, international and domestic conditions would have to change substantially before Russia resorted to force against its western neighbor and long-time ally. But it would still be unwise to rule any such scenario out entirely.
Belarus and Russia have held a string of recent high level bilateral talks. What have they achieved for relations between the two allies at a time of lingering apprehension?
For a long time, the political regimes of Russia and Kazakhstan were moving in one direction but, over time, the two countries began to display different trends.
The story of a Union State with an uncertain future