How Russia Changed Turkey’s Policy in Syria

April 11, 2017

The Kremlin has managed to use the Kurds to weaken its enemies. Since 2011, the relationship between Russia and Turkey has been tumultuous. Despite the new alliance between the two countries, it is undeniably unbalanced in favor of Russia. To achieve this, Moscow understood the deep existential...

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