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Tag Archives: Russia
May 24 2013
Last week, a Cold War style spy scandal erupted between the USA and Russia, as an US embassy staffer was caught trying to recruit a Russian counter-terrorism officer for the CIA. Ondrej Ditrych looks at Moscow’s very public exposure of … Continue reading
Posted by: May 24, 2013
May 6 2013
The EU should consider a strategic pause with Moscow to give it time to strengthen its own position.
In the two decades since the end of the Cold War, Europeans and the EU have struggled to find common ground in their relations with Russia, and generally failed in attempts to promote modernisation. Jana Kobzova argues that it is … Continue reading
Posted by: May 6, 2013
Mar 26 2013
The crisis in Cyprus not only threatens the Cypriot economy, but might also undermine the country’s relations with key partners and allies.
On Monday, the Cypriot government agreed a €10 billion bailout deal with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, following a week of uncertainty and controversy. James Ker-Lindsay writes that while the situation has damaged Cyprus’s economy, it has … Continue reading
Posted by: March 26, 2013
Feb 5 2013
Efforts to isolate the opposition in Russia have left Vladimir Putin’s regime with little margin for error.
Last year saw extensive protests in Russia, and efforts by President Vladimir Putin’s government to isolate its opposition. Sean Roberts writes that while these efforts have been moderately successful, they may undermine the pro-Putin consensus, and require reworking in the … Continue reading
Posted by: February 5, 2013
Nov 9 2012
New laws that cast NGOs as “foreign agents” illustrate the threat to academic collaboration in Russia.
In July, the Russian government passed a law forcing foreign funded NGOs to register as “foreign agents”. Elena Omelchenko and Anna Zhelnina write that this law is part of a trend for Russian authorities to attack social scientists that collaborate … Continue reading
Posted by: November 9, 2012