January 22, 2016
Import Substitution for Rogozin
By Vladimir Voronov
Translated by Arch Tait
For the Russian armed forces and defence industry, ruptured ties with Ukraine and Western sanctions are proving disastrous.
Calls for a full transition to using only Russian materials and components in the manufacture of military hardware ...
January 7, 2016
A Necktie for Lawyer Shumkov
On the evening of Friday, 4 December 2015 the body of 43-year old Dmitry Shumkov was discovered in an office in the Federation Tower of the Moscow City business centre.
Shumkov’s name became known to the general public only from reports ...
January 5, 2016
What is the Russian for Facebook?
The“weaponization of information”, the use of information for military purposes, is nothing new. In Russia today it is an imperative: if you work as a journalist, you are a combatant in the information war, and you won’t be allowed to ...
December 17, 2015
The Ceasefire Illusion: An Assessment of the Minsk II Agreement Between Ukraine and Russia
Ukraine and Russia are still at war. The Henry Jackson Society’s latest Policy Paper, ‘The Ceasefire Illusion: An Assessment of the Minsk II Agreement Between Ukraine and Russia’, assesses the implications and effectiveness of the Minsk II Agreement. More than ...
November 25, 2015
Destroying Islamic State, Defeating Assad: A Strategy for Syria
Destroying Islamic State, Defeating Assad: A Strategy for Syria lays out how the Assad regime aided the growth of the Islamic State, which now threatens the West, and deflected attention away from war crimes committed by Damascus against its own ...