Often praised as the father of the ‘techno-thriller,’ Tom Clancy used rigorous attention to detail, combined with meticulous research into political and military affairs, to produce a series of best-selling books in the 1980s and 1990s. One of these, a collaboration with author Larry Bond, was Red Storm Rising (1986), which centred on a hypothetical Read More…
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David Lazzam explores the cultural growth that has emerged in Russian cuisine since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Balancing Cooperation and Independence in the Arctic
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NATO Enlargement Eastwards: Not Just a Matter of Geopolitics (Part II)
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Into the Mind of Vladimir Putin
Jeremy Voisin dissects Putin’s 60 Minutes interview and his ambitions in Syria and Ukraine.
Feminism in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
To understand the resistance to feminism in Eastern Europe, it is important to examine the evolution of the international women’s movement agenda against the backdrop of Cold War tensions.
Information: The Perfect Weapon in Today’s Wired World, A Three-Part Series
In Part Two of a three-part series, Jenny examines more closely Russia’s information warfare, and the influence media had in the 2014 Ukrainian Crisis.