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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.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Why the future of Arab left-wing nationalism matters

The United States is about to adopt a realpolitik foreign policy in the Middle East. This will mean relying on one of the oldest ideologies in the region.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Syria: A convergence of interests for Russia and Iran

Russia’s recent use of an Iranian airbase to launch airstrikes into Syria is the most recent evidence of the strengthening of ties between Russia and Iran.

Europe North America

Implications of the DNC hack for U.S.-Russia cooperation

Whether or not the Russian government is blamed for the DNC hack, a forecast of implications for the U.S.-Russian relationship should be premeditated.

Economics International

Only economic power can save Russia

In some ways, Russia seems to be drifting further away from the rest of the world, especially after a 6-month extension of European Union sanctions. Russia will have to tread carefully

International Security

Economics of the AK-47

In this era of modern technology and cutting edge military equipment, the Russian assault rifle remains ubiquitous in today’s war zones. What is the reason behind the AK-47’s continued use and economic impact

Europe Security

Russia reviews Baltic states’ independence, risks further backlash

In a fresh instance of saber rattling against the EU, Russia’s prosecutor-general has decided to review the legality of recognizing the Baltic States’ independence in 1991. While legal implications of

Economics Europe

Can vodka markets expose Russian influence?

The vodka market may be an indicator of economic trends in Russia and the former Soviet bloc countries. With Russia’s ongoing provocations in the country of Ukraine, questions have arisen as to

Politics South and Central Asia

Azerbaijan’s energy future depends on tightrope diplomacy

Surrounded by regional and international heavyweights, Azerbaijan must use its specific brand of diplomacy if it is to realize its economic aspirations. With the EU clamouring for energy diversification and Washington

Economics South and Central Asia

Chinese energy investments drive Moscow’s interests in Central Asia

With Russia’s economy in crisis and Central Asia coming in focus of Chinese energy strategy, the region is experiencing a long-term geopolitical shift. Central Asian (CA) states, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan,