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Category Archives: RSC Report

October 26, 2016

Putin’s Useful Idiots: Britain’s Left, Right and Russia

The latest report from The Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society documents how individuals and organisations across the British political spectrum have  established connections with their counterparts in Russia, many of which are funded or supported by the Kremlin …

Posted in Publication, RSC Report, Russia
May 25, 2016

Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain

LONDON – 24th May 2016 
A report published today by The Henry Jackson Society reveals the increasing threat to the West from Russia of cyber-attacks.
The paper, entitled “Putin’s Cyberwarfare: Russia’s Statecraft in the Fifth Domain”, highlights that, over recent years, hackers …

Posted in Defence, Press Release, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Spotlight, Technology
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 report, ‘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 9,000 …

Posted in Defence, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Spotlight, Ukraine
October 12, 2015

Close Encounters: Russian Military Intrusions into UK Air- and Sea Space Since 2005

The United Kingdom is ill-prepared to combat Russian aircraft and sea vessels encroaching into the UK’s area of interest; and twice in the last 12 months was caught off guard entirely. The findings, from the Russian Studies Centre at The …

Posted in Defence, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
September 1, 2015

After Crimea: Towards a New British Geostrategy for Eastern Europe?

The United Kingdom, as NATO’s primary European underwriter, must re-assess its defence policy in light of Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the Kremlin’s other destabilising activities along the Alliance’s eastern flank, finds a new report by The Henry Jackson Society.
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Posted in Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
July 17, 2015

Russia’s Abuse of Interpol

Despite Interpol’s commitment to neutrality and human rights, Russia’s Abuse of Interpol shows the extent to which the Kremlin cynically subverts the purpose of the international police cooperation body by using it as a tool to targetpersecute businessmen and businesswomen, …

Posted in Europe, Global, Human Rights, Publication, RSC Report, RSC Spotlight, Russia, Spotlight
June 17, 2015

The Long Arm of Vladimir Putin

As Russia’s warfare, in Ukraine, continues to threaten peace in Europe, its lawfare goes unnoticed and unpunished. The Long Arm of Vladimir Putin shows the extent to which the Kremlin uses little-known bilateral legal agreements with Western countries to target …

Posted in Publication, RSC Report, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
March 16, 2015

Putin’s Peninsula: Crimea’s Annexation and Deterioration

The organised crime, corruption, and discrimination that is the oxygen of Vladimir Putin’s ‘spoils for the few’ mode of governance have been boosted by Russia’s annexation of Crimea, finds this report by the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society.
Released …

Posted in European Union, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Spotlight
February 6, 2015

The Kremlin’s Sleight of Hand: Russia’s Soft Power Offensive in the UK

Russia is pursuing an aggressive assault on UK institutions, reveals The Henry Jackson Society’s report The Kremlin’s Sleight of Hand: Russia’s Soft Power Offensive in the UK .  Although President Putin’s use of hard power has been reported at length …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight, United Kingdom
January 27, 2015

The State of Democracy After 25 Years: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe

Politicians across Central and Eastern Europe risk trampling on the hard-won democratic gains made in the 25 years after the collapse of communism, a new report by the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society has found. Warning that throughout …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Europe, European Union, Publication, RSC Report, Spotlight
September 3, 2014

A Fateful Summit: The Future of NATO’s Relationship with Russia

Coinciding with the NATO Summit Wales 2014, the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society released the policy paper A Fateful Summit: The Future of NATO’s Relationship with Russia.  The paper outlines the post-Cold War relationship between NATO and Russia …

Posted in Defence, Publication, RSC Report, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight, Trans-Atlantic Relations
July 1, 2014

Russia’s Role in the Balkans

On the first anniversary of Croatia’s joining the European Union (EU) on 1 July 2013, the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society has issued a new report – Russia’s Role in the Balkans – Cause for Concern? – …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Energy Security, European Union, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
February 1, 2014

Russia’s Olympic Shame: Corruption, Human Rights and Security at ‘Sochi 2014’

A new report from the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society highlights widespread abuses by Russia in the run-up to the 2014 Winter Olympics and urges the UK delegation to speak out during the Games.
Russia’s Olympic Shame argues …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
October 23, 2013

Russia’s Descent Toward Authoritarianism: An Examination of the Khodorkovsky Case

On the 10th anniversary of the arrest of Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russia Studies Centre has issued a new analysis that concludes Putin’s Russia is now more corrupt and significantly less free than it was 10 years ago.
Khodorkovsky, a …

Posted in Opinion Editorial, Press Release, Publication, RSC News Releases, RSC Report, Russia
December 7, 2012

The Queen’s Bookkeeper and the Oligarchs: Examining Sir Michael Peat’s Involvement with Roman Abramovich and Eugene Shvidler

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Executive summary

The involvement of Russian billionaire oligarchs in the British financial and political establishments has prompted concerns from oppositionists and regulatory bodies about the sources of money coming into the UK.
Roman Abramovich and Eugene …

Posted in Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
November 7, 2012

The Shuvalov Affair: A Case History of a Putin Aide’s Financial Controversy

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Of all the scandals to rock the Kremlin in recent years, none has been as potentially damaging or as swiftly damage-controlled as the case of Igor Shuvalov, the First Deputy Prime Minister of the …

Posted in Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
September 10, 2012

Fit for International Financial Markets? A Closer Look at VTB Group’s Practices

By The Foundation for Fighting Corruption and the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society

A pattern of mismanagement and questionable business practices by the VTB Group—and specifically VTB Bank— should raise serious concerns about the viability of the financial institution …

Posted in Economy, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
July 25, 2012

Bear Trap: Russia’s self-defeating Middle East policy

Russia’s foreign policy in the MENA region has traditionally been explained in one of three ways: as a zero-sum game – i.e. whatever is good for the West is bad for Russia and vice versa; as a vehicle for promoting …

Posted in Middle East, Middle East, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
May 5, 2012

The Russian Opposition: A Survey of Groups, Individuals, Strategies and Prospects

INTRODUCTION
Russia’s power structure faces the most significant challenge since Vladimir Putin assumed office in 1999. The fraudulent Duma elections of 2011— which delivered the ruling United Russia Party a significantly reduced majority— sparked a wave of popular protests in Moscow …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
October 6, 2011

The Age of Impunity: Russia After Communism and Under Putin

Michael Weiss and Julia Pettengill provide a historical overview of the key developments which have contributed to the revival of autocracy in Russia under Vladimir Putin and, more recently, the Putin-Medvedev “tandem.”

Posted in Democracy & Development, Publication, RSC Report, Russia, Russia Studies Centre