Russia’s Love Affair with Germany
Germany has historically been closely intertwined with Russia, and in recent years Germans have been intimately involved in helping Russia’s personalized power system to survive. But all that may now be changing.
The Russia-China partnership poses more problems for Moscow than it does for the West.
Swimming with Sharks
The Kremlin is sending a message to the West’s Russia experts: if you want to talk to us, you need to toe the line.
The Kremlin Is Winning
How the West uses a collection of “myths” about Russia to deceive itself about its own impotence.
Putin Ends the Interregnum
Vladimir Putin’s increasingly reckless interventions in Ukraine should force the West to reevaluate everything it thought it knew about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the past two decades of Western policy on Russia.
Blurred Lines Between War and Peace
Ukraine, Russia, and the West all have their own reasons for not calling the ongoing conflict a war, just as they all have different views of what would constitute an acceptable peace.