A mysterious kidnapping in the Czech Republic and a Russian spy scandal in Austria are posing awkward questions for Russia-friendly populist governments in both countries
Russia – West
What are the consequences of the American withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan, and what do they mean for the region and all interested parties?
The year is 2028. The multipolar world has arrived. The Western-led multilateral order has given way to different centers of power and influence, notably the United States, India, Brazil, a more autonomous European Union, and an ever-closer axis of autocracy between Russia and China
A burgeoning military and political alignment between Russia and China has provoked alarmist headlines in various western media outlets. But the reality in China is that its foreign policy community has other concerns; its officials and experts are still unprepared and unwilling to cultivate a fully fledged alliance with Russia.
How will Germany’s relations with Russia change after Angela Merkel resigns from high-level politics?
The Russian government is struggling with a crisis of responsibility, exacerbated by an uptick in informal special operations
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?
Why Russia won’t lay down its arms, even if it wants to
Why Putin will not be able to repeat Gorbachev’s deal with the West
The Famous Long Telegram as seen from 2015
For Russian foreign policy strategists, the economy is neither so important, nor comprehensible
The virtual war with the West is smoothly turning into a conflict between the authorities and the opposition