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Eurasia Technology and infrastructure

The final iron curtain for Russia’s internet?

Russian legislators sparked hot debate this month voting by an overwhelming majority to permit a trial shutdown of Russia’s segment of the internet (runet).

Politics South and Central Asia

Sino-Russian alignment in reality: The case of Central Asia

This article presents an assessment of what the Sino-Russian relationship mean for Central Asia and the United States, in the short and long term.

Guest Post Insights

Guest Post: Humanitarian intervention and information warfare

This article is a Guest contribution that discusses the potential future of State-sponsored information warfare and its ramifications

Europe Politics

Serbia takes to the streets

Since November 30, anti-government protests have been held across Serbia, including seven in the capital city of Belgrade. Thousands of people have attended. Previous protest campaigns against the current government have failed to bring real change. Will these protests be any different?

Middle East/North Africa Security

Putin’s Middle East gamble

Since 2015 Russia has used the Syrian civil conflict as a platform to gain power within the Middle East. Engaging militarily and economically with the region, Russia has renewed its place in the global power structure and has invested in securing a share of the Middle East’s energy wealth.

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.