Great Power Competition in the Middle East

September 07, 2021

The ascendancy of China and Russia in the 21st century has had major implications for the Middle East and North Africa's geopolitical order. Jon Hoffman, a PhD student at George Mason University, discusses how countries in the region are responding to the return of greater power competition.

The EU’s Biggest Concern Over Russia

August 25, 2021

Should the European Union be more concerned about the perception of Russia in the Central and Eastern European region or rather focus on the developing relationship between Russia and the West?

Biden’s Optimism vs. the Media’s Pessimism

June 18, 2021

Media commentators initially gave good ratings to US President Joe Biden after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. They expressed a sense of relief, in large part due to the contrast in tone with Donald Trump’s performance in similar situations, guaranteed to produce a sense of...

Putin Powers Ahead in the Middle East

June 14, 2021

US, NATO and the Question of Russia

May 31, 2021

If the question of a rising China and its possible collision with the United States is a central issue in world affairs today, then the rivalry between Russia and the US is the most pressing security challenge in the European theater. From the second half of the Obama administration, through...

Media: How Debunked Stories Continue to Thrive

May 19, 2021

On May 6, The Daily Devil’s Dictionary dared to express surprise at the latest example of Russia-related fearmongering by the respectable corporate media. When Christopher Miller, who had recently risen to fame as acting defense secretary in the waning months of Donald Trump’s presidency,...

The Image of Russia

May 06, 2021

Should the EU​ be worried, and is there anything it can do to limit the spread of Russian narratives? In the first of a series of conversations on the image of Russia​, Mark Galeotti, senior associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, discusses Russia’s influence in Europe.

Russia Ramps Up Pressure Against Kremlin Critics

May 05, 2021

Visibly weakened following a hunger strike in prison yet full of his usual verve, Alexei Navalny appeared before a court via videoconference on April 29 to appeal his fine for the defamation of a World War II veteran just as branches of his Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) were being shuttered...

What Russia Thinks of the Abraham Accords

March 23, 2021

Regarding Russia’s foreign policy in the Middle East, it is important to ask how the normalization of the UAE and Bahrain’s relationships with Israel will play out.

Russia Joins the Red Sea Scramble

February 09, 2021

Russia has come back to the crowded Red Sea. On November 11, 2020, the Russian government announced its agreement with Sudan to establish a naval base at the city of Port Sudan. While the Russian navy already enjoys access rights to the port, the concession with Khartoum envisages the creation of...

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