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Europe Politics

Putin’s next 6 years: shadow of stagnation or light of reform?

After his record landslide victory on March 18, with serious economic and political challenges ahead, Russian President Vladimir Putin has his work cut out.

Europe Technology and infrastructure

Russian authorities speeding up control over Runet

The latest investigation by the Russian Anti-Corruption Foundation, led by opposition activist Alexei Navalny, found that they have been censored from the Russian Internet with surprising speed. It took two days for the national IT regulatory body to begin issuing warnings to media and providers.

Latin America Natural resources and energy

Russia’s growing influence in Venezuela is part of a wider strategy

Russia’s investments in Venezuela show that the Kremlin stands ready to make strategic gains from America’s growing insularity.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Russia retaliates against sanctions. Pakistan politics falter. PM Shinzo Abe stabilizes support. India lowers interest rates. All in The Week Ahead.

Europe Politics

Putin’s failure to tackle corruption will be Navalny’s gain

The recent national protests, on June 13th and March 30th, are the harbinger of a very real challenge for the Russian government.

Economics

Inside Turkey’s balancing act in Crimea

The Kerch Strait Bridge may give Turkey more room to maneuver in Crimea to trade with the peninsula and avoid political fallout.

Economics Europe

Belarus will not be the “next Ukraine”

The weak status of Belarus’ opposition and the economic interest found in maintaining Russian interests indicate the country will remain stable.

Europe Security

Germany’s security dilemma: Realpolitik rediscovered

Instability from Russia, the U.S. and Middle East is waking Germany from its post-Cold War slumber: it must take more responsibility for its own security.

Politics

What Alexei Navalny’s conviction means for the future of Russia

The Kremlin is already seeking to control an upcoming Russian presidential election – not the imminent election of 2018, but instead that of 2024.

Economics

Should Russia’s internal issues scare long-term investors?

The Russian government is not doing enough to address social issues affecting large portions of its population. Is this attitude ultimately unsustainable?