Downed Russian Jet Ratchets Tensions Between Ankara and Moscow

Nov 25, 2015

Russia has a number of options open to escalate the situation without taking direct military action. Turkey’s downing of a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 on November 24, after it had allegedly violated Turkish airspace while carrying out offensive operations over Syria, has resulted in a sharp...

Russian Nationalism: an Interview with the Moscow Bureau of Human Rights

Nov 05, 2012

With the Russian right-wing groups increasingly targeting the police and other government officials, Putin’s administration is taking a firmer stand against the nationalist  far right. But is it enough? The interview was conducted by Anna Pivovarchuk. How would you describe the...

After Moscow: Will There be War or Peace? (Part 2/2)

Jun 15, 2012

The Russian scholar and independent analyst Dr. Nikolay Kozhanov shares his in-depth insight into the Russian approach towards the upcoming Moscow negotiations between P5+1 and Iran with Shirin Shafaie. Dr. Kozhanov was an attaché at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Tehran from 2006...

After Moscow: Will There be War or Peace? (Part 1/2)

Jun 14, 2012

The Russian scholar and independent analyst Dr. Nikolay Kozhanov shares his in-depth insight into the Russian approach towards the upcoming Moscow negotiations between P5+1 and Iran with Shirin Shafaie. Dr. Kozhanov was an attaché at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Tehran from 2006...

Perestroika 2.0 and the Moscow Spring

May 11, 2012

The fruits of Putinism and the Putin-Medvedev tandem. As the Russian winter turns to spring, the country has seen a return to opposition politics, political competition, and dissent within the corridors of power, and the election of a more opposition-minded parliament and an all-too-familiar...