On July 1st, 2020, amendments to the Russian constitution were approved following a nationwide referendum. In this article, Demyan Plakhov discusses the implications of this constitutional reform.
Lacking accountability and transparency, Russia’s Wagner Group operates on various battlefields. In this article, Emily Mullin looks at the shadowy mercenary force.
Russia and China and Mongolia, oh my! Russia recently conducted its largest war games since Soviet times, in Siberia, and Chinese and Mongolian units participated. What should NATO make of this? Justin Dell argues that these exercises are probably more about Russian self-assertion in the Far East than about building a Russian-Chinese axis of autocracy.
The collapse of communism, signalled by the breakup of the USSR in 1991, was a welcome development for the democratic world. However, it did not have the potential to change the relationship between NATO and Russia as much as might have been hoped, as Justin Dell explains in this special report.
With the ascendance of Vladimir Putin as president, Russia and North Korea have substantially resurrected their Soviet-era relationship, with both countries realizing the mutually beneficial economic and political potential. Russia, unlike the United States and the Soviet Union, does not have global ambitions such as export of an ideology but possesses a strong interest in […]
How would Russia react to Finland joining NATO? Is this even an option for Finland? Ida Männistö explores.
With protests carrying on for a second straight week, Nick Raffey looks into what sparked the anti-corruption demonstrations throughout Russia.