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‘Fortress’ Plan

‘Fortress’ Plan

Stanislav Andreychuk04.02.202212 min read
Stanislav Andreychuk on how the Kremlin is changing laws that regulate Russia’s polity and elections to maintain the status quo
The dynamics of Russia’s defence policy

The dynamics of Russia’s defence policy

Pavel Luzin02.02.2022
Pavel Luzin discusses the interconnections between military expenditures, military education, exercises in Belarus and Russia’s political system
How I learnt to calm down about the threat of another Ukraine invasion

How I learnt to calm down about the threat of another Ukraine invasion

Maximilian Hess01.02.2022
Maximilian Hess on why gaining concessions from the US is more important to the Kremlin than forcibly returning Ukraine to its sphere of influence
Too proud to pull back? Russia’s Ukraine dilemma

Too proud to pull back? Russia’s Ukraine dilemma

Anton Barbashin argues that Russia’s top foreign policy thinkers are split between moderate attitudes of ‘quit while you’re ahead’ and hawkish views calling for further brinkmanship
Authoritarianism in Russia-2022: In search of new legitimacy

Authoritarianism in Russia-2022: In search of new legitimacy

Margarita Zavadskaya discusses whether a return of the “Teflon rating” is possible, as was the case after the Crimea
The first lessons of Kazakhstan’s “Big Bang”

The first lessons of Kazakhstan’s “Big Bang”

Vladislav Inozemtsev discusses the economic and social parallels between Russia and Kazakhstan

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