Pavel Luzin on the peculiar political mindset of the Russian elite
Vladislav Inozemtsev on why Putin’s Russia is a corporation rather than a state
Sergeу Belanovsky and Anastasia Nikolskaya explore the key features of Russian “democrats” and “imperialists”
Sergey Sukhankin sees a widening mismatch between Russia’s Arctic dreams and its strategic reality
Vladimir Gel’man considers how modern Russia came to be so poorly governed, and what can be done about it
Anton Barbashin digests the reaction of Russian experts to the recent G7 summit in Biarritz, taking stock of Macron’s talk of better ties with Russia as a thinly veiled means to forestall a rising China
Anton Barbashin reviews Sergei Karaganov’s latest piece on the recent spate of protests in Moscow
Mikhail Nemtsev considers how the concept of the “Russian World” was transformed from the niche interest of a few intellectuals to the cornerstone of the Kremlin’s revanchist agenda
Vladislav Inozemtsev looks at what lies behind a wave of pessimism sweeping the Russian population
While Russian public opinion regards the US as a rival power, it simultaneously recognises the commonalities between Russian and American aspirations
A gradual spread of public disenchantment with Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy is beginning to show. But will that help resolve a backlog of conflicts?
But why has it not happened already?