(YaleGlobal) Ambiguity contributes to global uncertainty and risks, but can be a force for good when practiced consensually. MOSCOW: Ambiguous behavior, doctrines and statements have gained popularity as foreign policy instruments among great and smaller powers alike over the last decade. Ambiguity...
(WP) The journal Post-Soviet Affairs recently published a special issue on politics and identity in Ukraine. The question of Russian vs. Ukrainian identity has been central to the study of Ukrainian politics for decades now, but especially so since the “Euromaidan” protests of 2014, Russia’s...
(WP) On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin will once again answer questions from citizens in his annual, multi-hour, live television call-in show, “Direct Line With Vladimir Putin.” Many observers describe these shows as entirely fake, and “Direct Line” is indeed a highly staged and...
26 For Rogov blog.png   ► A discussion with Kirill Rogov on the transformation of electoral patterns during the March 2018 presidential elections and the techniques to compensate for the demobilization of the electorate.    Marlene Laruelle: Kirill, can you explain ...
ChurchBanner1.jpg   ► Moscow's VDNKh tradeshow and amusement park has been hosting “Russia, My History," an enormous historical exhibit that deploys the latest interactive technologies in the service of the Russian Orthodox Church's historical narrative.   At the...
2Cover pic.jpg   ► Putin’s long tenure has been marked by profound changes in the spatial organization of the country’s territory. Measures have been taken to modernize infrastructure and develop the most sensitive and strategic regions but a more sophisticated...
(Newsweek) Russia, China and a handful of other regional powers will deploy around 3,000 troops and 500 weapons systems for joint counterterror exercises that will take place in Russia’s Ural Mountains in August, Russia’s military announced Monday. Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (...

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