Ukraine: A Key to Europe’s Future

July 19, 2017

In some circumstances, Ukrainian membership of the EU could benefit Russia, but no one in Moscow sees it that way. Control over Ukraine’s fertile land and natural resources has been a source of conflict throughout modern history. The Russian occupation of Crimea, which is part of the sovereign...

The Kremlin Strikes Back

April 08, 2017

If the Kremlin makes counterterrorism its cause in the upcoming election, the people may well rally—just not around the flag. In the two weeks since anti-corruption protests broke out across Russia, the Kremlin has made clear that it intends to fight back. Youth, the vanguard of the March 26...

Unpacking Russia’s Domestic Violence Decriminalization

March 09, 2017