sergei ivanov

Putin’s Russia – can hitting rock bottom destroy the system?

The election of the Russian Duma was a paradox. On the one hand, fourteen parties were on the list; only seven parties were permitted to run five years...

Why Putin can’t keep his promises on peacemaking in Baltic

Russia’s president made a number of promises to reduce tensions with NATO in the Baltics and Eastern Europe but for reasons both practical and...

Putin’s week-long disappearance: checking if Russia can fight two and a half wars at once (3)

Russia is successfully implementing military reform whose purpose is to have the capability to fight two and a half military conflicts concurrently. That...

Lithuanian foreign minister on Russia sanctions: EU made a decent decision

Having convened for an extraordinary session on 29 January, the European Union Foreign Affairs Council decided to extend current sanctions against Moscow....