The Political Motives Behind Russia’s Coronavirus Aid
The Kremlin was quick to send military medical aid to Italy, Serbia, and the United States. The aim: getting sanctions lifted.
Russia’s Coronavirus Drama
Putin’s handling of the coronavirus crisis has produced a paradox: instead of using the pandemic to further strengthen his personalized power, Russia’s president has refused to take tough measures.
Russia has deliberately expanded its relationships with African countries in recent years.
The Big Handover
All wealth in Russia is first generation—and that generation is getting old. How can the regime ensure continuity for the future? The Kremlin has …
Macron Dusts Off the De Gaulle Playbook
Emmanuel Macron has turned to an old strategy: leveraging France’s budding rapprochement with Moscow.
“Putin Has a Plan”
Russia’s president has played a weak hand quite cleverly on the global stage, says Russia expert Angela Stent.
It’s Not Just Trump
Trump’s provocations and bullying grab the headlines. But there are also structural factors causing transatlantic tension.
Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin seem ready to let bygones be bygones.
It’s long been clear who will win Russia’s presidential election. But the campaign is laying bare the flaws within the system Vladimir Putin has …
A Disappearing Trick
Russian foreign policy may seem to follow a clear strategy to restore the country’s position as a global superpower. In reality, it is merely …
The Russian government is using “reconciliation” to avoid real discussion of the past.
The Great Russia Myth
The West should be careful not to make Vladimir Putin’s Russia stronger than it is.
The Eternal Putin
Russia’s president is more a product of the Russian political landscape than its architect.
A New Reset?
President-elect Trump’s relationship with Putin is likely to run into obstacles.
“Sanction Putin’s Officials, Not Russia’s Economy”
It might seem like Russians stand firmly behind their president. Not so, says opposition leader Ilya Yashin. But the opposition has trouble making itself heard.
Words Don’t Come Easy: “Bromance”
Political journalism’s love affair with a newly minted word must end now.