Russia’s New Role in the New Middle East

Russia is finding it difficult to gain a foothold in the Middle East. At a time when tensions between Moscow and Washington are on the rise, Russia is determined to have a greater say in global affairs, particularly in the tumultuous Middle East. At present, Russia considers itself as a major,...

Russia Protests: Putin and Corruption are Synonymous

June 13, 2017

Anti-corruption protests sweep Russia, with demonstrators being detained across the country. June 12, a national holiday known as Russia Day, usually sees mass festivities to mark the occasion of the signing of the country’s declaration of independence in 1990. This year, those taking part in...

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