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Eastern Ukraine: Is reintegration still a realistic prospect?

On 24 April, Russia signed a decree allowing residents of rebel-controlled areas of Eastern Ukraine to apply for Russian passports. This was the latest in a series of steps making the reintegration of the Donbass less likely.

Eurasia Technology and infrastructure

VPN providers warned in Russia

Russia has warned VPN providers that do not adhere to domestic censorship laws that they may face being banned. This is in-line with recent plans to create a ‘Sovereign Internet’. These laws include prohibiting access to sites on the country’s national block-list.

Politics South and Central Asia

Kazakhstan: A new dawn?

Kazakhstan’s leader Nazarbayev resigned from the Presidency after 3 decades to become Chairman of the Security Council and leader of the ruling party.

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.

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.

North America Politics

3 political risks to watch out for post-US election

We are less than 100 days away from US elections. How are regional tensions around the world likely to play out past the November 8th election?

Europe Security

The dangers of NATO’s power play

NATO faces increased Russian hostility across multiple fronts in Europe.

Europe Politics

Poland will be the EU’s next battleground

Recent signals from Poland, one of the success stories of EU membership, hint that a new battle may be brewing on the EU’s eastern front.

Europe Politics

Eurovision 2016: A window into current EU tensions

The issues surrounding this year’s Eurovision song contest, won by Ukraine, highlight a growing European tendency of politicising the public sphere.

Europe Politics

Russia’s parliamentary elections pose political risk

In 2016, the Russian political system could face its moment of truth.