Category Archives: Russia

May 12 2014

The Irreversible Crisis of the Ukrainian Experiment

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By Roberto Orsi The ongoing crisis in the Ukraine may be analysed under a series of different perspectives, each yielding narratives belonging to different genres: is this a crisis in military relations? Is this the product of peculiar psychological settings … Continue reading

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Mar 27 2014

Who has seized power in Crimea?

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By Ellie Knott According to recent statements by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov,Russia has claimed to be acting to protect the rights not just of citizens and military personnel, but also compatriots and Russian speakers in Crimea. But how … Continue reading

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Mar 5 2014

Not all Ethnic Russians in Crimea Have a Political Affinity with Moscow

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By Ellie Knott Throughout the Ukraine crisis, Crimea has been described as a region with strong sympathies toward Russia. Based on her own research in the region, Ellie Knott takes issue with the prevailing view that ethnic Russians in Crimea … Continue reading

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Sep 24 2013

Taming the Bear? Germany and Europe’s Fragile Eastern Frontier

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By Kevork Oskanian Over the past few years, the EU’s monetary woes have placed Germany’s central role within the European project in the limelight.  Its sheer economic weight made its agreement to the various bail-outs and rescues mandatory; the Merkel government’s … Continue reading

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Apr 2 2013

Amor Fati? Europe Wounded after the Cyprus Imbroglio

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By LSE IDEAS Blog, Dr Vassilis Paipais, and Dr Eirini Karamouzi For the past two weeks, we have been witnessing a fierce diplomatic game with Cyprus at the epicenter of a geopolitical vortex threatening European solidarity. The Cyprus case offered the ideal … Continue reading

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Mar 28 2013

Cyprus and the Fate of Russian Money

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By Maria Brock Much attention has been paid across Europe in recent weeks to the role of Russian money in the Cypriot economy. Maria Brock explores reactions to the Cypriot crisis in the Russian press. Since the beginning of the Cyprus … Continue reading

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