Crimea

Will East-West Standoff in Baltics turn into Berlin-type stalemate?

While continuing to exchange barbs, the West and Russia are building a more institutionalized pattern of standoff in Europe that involves increasingly...

EU sanctions against Russia to be extended – Presidential adviser

European Union leaders are likely to find consensus and extend sanctions against Russia at a meeting in Brussels today, according to an adviser to...

Left at the altar? Belarus and the West

A mismatch between the expectations of Belarus and the West about the form that their future relationship will take are about to come to a head, likely...

Three ways the West can defeat Putin – if it really wants to

There are a range of proven tactics that the West could use to destabilise Vladimir Putin 's regime in Russia but the question is whether Western...

The real reasons behind Russia’s recent restraint - and how long it is likely to last

With the NATO summit in Warsaw coming up in July, the rhetoric in many Western quarters is becoming shriller about the need to contain Russian aggression.

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