In this article, Maria Zelenova examines how Russian independent journalists have been able to adapt under harsh censorship laws, creating a new ecosystem for reporting on important stories.
The CIS Plans to Strengthen its Joint-Air Defence System
Defence ministers of the CIS (Community of Independent States) recently agreed to strengthen the Joint Air Defence System (JADS). The system ensures the protection of its member states’ airspace but also provides the Kremlin with leverage over its neighbours.
A Step Closer to Legitimizing Cryptocurrency? Or Ways to Go?
Russia once considered giving cryptocurrency regulatory backing, but will it materialize? Or stagnate?
In response to the downing of their fighter jet, Russia has decided to cut economic ties with Turkey. It has also suspended visa-free travel agreement with Turkey from January 1, 2016 onward.
Through Ukraine’s Eyes: Interview with Dr. Taras Kuzio, Part II
In Part II of this exclusive interview, Dr. Kuzio talks about alternatives to the Minsk agreement, Canada’s involvement, Russia’s disinformation campaign, and the state of Russian nationalism in Ukraine.
Through Ukraine’s Eyes: Interview with Dr. Taras Kuzio, Part I
In Part I of this exclusive interview, Dr. Taras Kuzio talks about what the Paris attacks, Minsk II, and Russia’s intervention in Syria mean for Ukraine, as well as NATO’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict.
Russia’s Global Strategy: Moscow’s Motivations in Ukraine and Syria
Russian activities in Ukraine and Syria share similar motivating factors. Sandy Vingoe examines Russia’s global strategy of aggressively countering threats to Russia’s political buffer states.
NATO Enlargement Eastwards: Not Just a Matter of Geopolitics (Part II)
In Part 2 of this series, Živilė Marija Vaicekauskaite continues her examination of why Ukraine has not been offered a Membership Action Plan at this time.
The Implications of the Paris Attacks for Ukraine
Kelly Rahardja considers the recent events in Paris and how they will affect Western involvement in the Ukraine war.
The Contest for Economic Supremacy in Central Asia
The entry of Chinese business into Central Asia has triggered a struggle for economic supremacy between Moscow and Beijing. Sandy Vingoe discusses what this would mean for the region.