The Ukrainian armed forces, from 2014, have reformed to meet NATO standards by 2020. However, if Ukraine wants to join NATO, upgrading its army will not suffice.
Due to his declining popularity, the fate of Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is uncertain. Vladimir Putin could choose a new prime minister following the 2018 elections, as to preserve his own popularity and legitimacy.
Will the dispute regarding the Kuril Islands ever be resolved between Russia and Japan? Léo-Paul Jacob explores.
Russia’s Arctic policy is driven by energy and military considerations, but can it be sustained for long? Léo-Paul Jacob explores.
Léo-Paul Jacob discusses the current tensions between NATO and Russia in the Black Sea, providing an overview of NATO’s operation ‘Tailored Forward Presence’.
As tensions grow in the Western Balkans and Russia appears to be expanding its influence in the region, Léo-Paul Jacob provides an overview of the situation.