23 Mar

Russia’s Big Comeback in the Middle East

Since the outbreak of the uprising in Syria 2011, Russia has significantly upgraded its role in the region – leading even to a military intervention on behalf of the Syrian regime in 2015. In 2017, Russia is leading efforts to reach a political settlement in Syria. Also in other countries – for example in Egypt …
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12 Jan

“Reverse Engineering”

In the last years Russian foreign policy has become increasingly motivated by aggressive isolationism. The relations between Moscow and the West are at their lowest point since the 1980s. Could we expect a change? What are the sources of Russia’s new foreign policy? Are Russia’s moves dominated mainly by legitimate geopolitical concerns or are the …
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27 Apr

What’s The “New” Russia Like?

The State of Russia: What Comes Next? Edited by Maria Lipman and Nikolay Petrov, scheduled for publication by Palgrave Macmillan in June 2015 This book is a new volume produced by the international team of experts that has been working on Russia development scenarios since 2007. The unexpected and rapid developments of February–March 2014 went …
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