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Category Archives: RSC News Coverage

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January 15, 2017

Navy facing heaviest Russian activity since Cold War says First Sea Lord

Originally published in the Telegraph.
The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russian submarines and warships for more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has told his sailors.
Adml Sir Philip Jones said the Navy was dealing with the …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
January 10, 2017

Romania’s corruption fight is a smokescreen to weaken its democracy

Originally published in the Guardian.
by David Clark
The recent rise of the populist right in Hungary and Poland has raised the alarm about the future of democracy in Europe, as constitutional safeguards, media pluralism and civil society come under sustained attack.
But …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Spotlight
January 9, 2017

Vladimir Putin warned as US sends hundreds of tanks to Europe to defend Nato’s borders

Originally published in the Express.
Hundreds of US tanks have arrived in Europe to ensure the Continent remains “whole, free, prosperous, and at peace” amid growing tensions with Russia.
In newly released footage, American soldiers and military equipment can be seen arriving at …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
January 2, 2017

‘Et tu, Theresa’ – welcome to the two faces of Mrs. May

Originally published in the Jerusalem Post.
Foreign affairs have never been Theresa May’s bag. And, judged by her recent form and Britain’s deceit in oiling the wheels of UN Resolution 2334 – one of the worst examples of Machiavellian back-stabbing since …

Posted in Media Centre, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage
October 16, 2016

Stop the War linked to Putin puppets

Originally published by The Sunday Times
An organisation funded by the Kremlin to undermine the West has named Stop the War, the hard-left group chaired until last year by Jeremy Corbyn, as its official UK partner.

Andrew Foxall, director of the Russia Studies …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom
October 15, 2016

Stop the War chief accused of hypocrisy

Originally published by The Times
The deputy leader of the Stop the War Coalition has refused to protest at the Russian embassy although has often been spotted demonstrating outside the Israeli and American missions.

Davis Lewin, of the Henry Jackson Society think tank, …

Posted in Defence, Democracy & Development, Human Rights, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia
October 13, 2016

Britain is ‘ill-equipped’ to defend itself from a Russian nuclear attack should Putin declare war, says expert

Originally published by Mail Online
Britain is ‘ill-equipped’ to defend itself from a Russian nuclear attack should Vladimir Putin declare war, an expert has warned.

Dr Andrew Foxall, director of Russian studies at the Henry Jackson Society, said Britain’s defence system, military strategy …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
September 27, 2016

Putin needs more sanctions because Russia DID down MH17, expert says ahead of key report

Originally published in Express
VLADIMIR Putin’s regime has a disregard for human life exemplified by its downing of a plane over Ukraine, a leading expert has said ahead of a report expected to blame Russia for the attack.
Dr Andrew Foxall, director of …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Terrorism & Security, Ukraine
September 14, 2016

Top Military Expert warns that Britain is ‘totally ill-equipped’ to deal with Russian nuclear threat and could be ‘wiped out’

A top military expert has warned that the UK is ill equipped and not prepared for a nuclear war if Russia decides to engage them, hence the region will be wiped out if Putin decides at any point in time …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, RSC News Coverage, Russia, United Kingdom
September 13, 2016

REVEALED: UK ‘totally ill-equipped’ to deal with Russia nuke threat

Relations with Russian president Vladimir Putin are on a knife edge as NATO forces prepare for a potentially catastrophic conflict in the Baltic.
And Putin is preparing the Motherland for nuclear devastation, building scores of new bunkers, bombs and space weapons …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, RSC News Coverage, Russia

Britain is ‘ill-equipped’ to defend itself from a Russian nuclear attack should Putin declare war, says expert

Britain is ‘ill-equipped’ to defend itself from a Russian nuclear attack should Vladimir Putin declare war, an expert has warned.
According to latest figures, Vladimir Putin could call upon 7,300 nuclear weapons, while Theresa May has just 215 in the UK’s …

Posted in Defence, News Coverage, Nuclear Weapons, RSC News Coverage, Russia
August 13, 2016

Alleged Russian involvement in DNC hack gives U.S. a taste of Kremlin meddling

BRUSSELS — The hacking of Democratic Party computer systems, widely thought by U.S. intelligence officials to be the work of the Russian government, may be giving Washington a new taste of unconventional Kremlin tactics that have long been employed to …

Posted in Intel & Cyber Security, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Terrorism & Security, United States
August 11, 2016

Boris Johnson blasted for not getting tough with Russia amid fears Putin is planning fresh invasion of Ukraine

BORIS Johnson has been blasted for cosying up to Russia just as President Putin threatens a new wave of mayhem in Syria and Ukraine.
The new Foreign Secretary rang his opposite number in Moscow, hardliner Sergei Lavrov, this morning “to build …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom
April 15, 2016

‘Kleptocracy Tour’ highlights UK’s role in global corruption

Originally published in The Irish Times.
e bus tour starts near Whitehall, across the river from the London Eye and around the corner from the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.
Our tour will ignore these sights, however, taking us …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia
March 17, 2016

Putin leaves behind huge military infrastructure to restart war against ISIS ‘at any time’

Originally posted in The Daily Express. 
The first Russian warplanes arrived home today after Moscow’s shock announcement that its jets would begin departing after a five-and-a-half-month bombing campaign.
The Russian president claimed it was “mission accomplished” and time to draw down forces in a …

Posted in Defence, Middle East, Middle East, News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Syria, Terrorism & Security
February 26, 2016

Renewed Fighting in Ukraine: Dr Andrew Foxall on Voice of America

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, RSC News Coverage
February 5, 2016

On Board the Russian Dissidents’ ‘Kleptocracy’ Bus

Originally published by Vice News.
It was the British version of a Hollywood celebrity homes tour.
A group of Russian activists, commentators, and dissidents rented a luxury bus in London on Thursday to hold the inaugural “kleptocracy tour” — a drive around some of …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, United Kingdom

London’s Oligarch Bus Tour

Originally published by Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty.
Forget Buckingham Palace and Big Ben — London’s newest bus tour shows visitors the palatial homes of Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs. Dubbed the Kleptocracy Tour, it’s been organized by anticorruption campaigners in cooperation …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, United Kingdom
February 3, 2016

From Perfume to Chocolate Statues, Putin’s Surprising Fan Club Extends Beyond Russia

Originally published by Haaretz.
The Russian president may have annexed territories and become increasingly authoritarian at home, yet he remains relatively popular around the world – including with some Israelis and Palestinians.
In his motherland, he is revered but rarely (openly) reviled …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia

Putin’s Global Fan Club Stays Loyal, Despite Growing Despotism

Originally published in Haaretz.
Russian president may have annexed territories and become increasingly authoritarian, yet a surprising number of people – from the United States to China – still view him favorably.
In his motherland, he is revered but rarely (openly) reviled …

Posted in RSC News Coverage, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
January 23, 2016

Kremlin Washington anxiety

Originally published in Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty.
Why is the United States is increasingly concerned about the actions of the Russian special services in Europe? Whether the Kremlin is able to undermine the unity of NATO? Can I stop the …

Posted in RSC News Coverage
January 22, 2016

UK must freeze Russian assets to send Vladmir Putin clear message

Originally published in the Daily Mirror
The findings of Sir Robert Owen’s inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, in 2006, comes as no surprise.
Many people have long believed that Vladimir Putin ordered the poisoning with polonium-210 – a radioactive material …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
January 21, 2016

Litvinenko Inquiry: David Cameron considers new sanctions against Russia after ‘state-sponsored murder’ of KGB spy in London

Originally published in The Telegraph.
Public inquiry concludes that Kremlin ‘probably’ ordered suspects Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitry Kovtun to kill Alexander Litvinenko a decade ago.
Sir Robert Owen concluded that: “the evidence establishes that Mr. Litvinenko ingested the fatal dose whilst drinking …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, United Kingdom
January 18, 2016

Russia accused of clandestine funding of European parties as US conducts major review of Vladimir Putin’s strategy

Originally published in the Sunday Telegraph
American intelligence agencies are to conduct a major investigation into how the Kremlin is infiltrating political parties in Europe, it can be revealed.

James Clapper, the US Director of National Intelligence, has been instructed by the …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
December 17, 2015

Stick to Sanctions on Russia

Originally published in The New York Times
Ukraine and Russia are still at war. Since the Minsk II peace agreement came into effect on Feb. 15, nearly 400 Ukrainian soldiers and more than 200 civilians have been killed. Many more may …

Posted in Defence, Opinion Editorial, RSC Editorial, RSC News Coverage, Russia, The Square, Ukraine
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