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January 22, 2016

The Kremlin’s Western Lawyers

Originally published in the American Interest
In Syria, as in Ukraine and Georgia before, Russia is using warfare to achieve its goals, operating through brute force and fear. In the West, it uses lawfare, exploiting the rule of law to launch …

Posted in RSC Editorial, Spotlight, The Square
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
August 31, 2014

Dr Alan Mendoza examines Putin’s tactics on BBC News

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Russia, The Square, Ukraine
August 29, 2014

Dr. Andrew Foxall on CNBC discussing consequences of Russian support in eastern Ukraine

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, The Square, Ukraine
August 15, 2014

Dr. Andrew Foxall on France 24 discussing Russian convoys

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Russia, The Square, Ukraine
August 12, 2014

Friends with Putin for the money, and so

Originally published in Svoboda.org (Russian language publication)
‘Inspite of the rapid cooling of Russian-British relations in connection with the annexation of the Crimea and the Ukrainian crisis, the Russian president Vladimir Putin saved a lot of fans in the UK…
According to Andrew …

Posted in RSC News Coverage, The Square, United Kingdom
July 29, 2014

Dr Andrew Foxall on BBC Newsnight

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Russia, The Square
July 26, 2014

Putin and the Prince of Darkness: Revealed: the web of links between Peter Mandelson’s shadowy global consultancy firm and the billionaire power brokers of Putin’s Russia

Originally published in The Daily Mail
‘With its white marble floors and wood-panelled walls, the prestigious building just north of London’s Oxford Street couldn’t be further removed from the working class streets of Hartlepool, which he represented as MP.
Yet it is …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, The Square, United Kingdom
July 25, 2014

The high seize! Calls to grab boats of Putin’s billionaire pals

Originally published in The Sun
‘UK-based oligarchs’ plans to spend summer aboard their superyachts could be scuppered after mounting fury over the downing of flight MH17.
Calls were growing last night for the billionaires to face sanctions over their close links to …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, The Square, United Kingdom

Yacht’s the way to send the oligarchs a message: Calls grow to impound Russian billionaires’ luxury boats in protest at shooting down of MH17

Originally published in The Daily Mail
‘The luxury superyachts of billionaire oligarchs could be seized as part of a squeeze on Vladimir Putin’s Russia as international outrage builds over the attack on passenger jet MH17.
Foreign policy experts raised the prospect of …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, The Square, United Kingdom
July 24, 2014

How should Britain approach sanctions on Russian oligarchs?

Originally published in Channel 4 News
‘The shooting down of Flight MH15 over Ukraine has supposedly changed London’s relationship with Moscow.
Until last Thursday, international sanctions against Russia in response to its annexation of Crimea targeted less than 50 individuals, with high profile figures, including oligarch’s …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, The Square, United Kingdom

Cameron under pressure to punish Putin oligarchs

Originally published in the Telegraph
‘David Cameron was under growing pressure yesterday to impose financial sanctions on oligarchs with British assets.
MPs and diplomatic experts urged the prime minister to take action against businessmen close to President Putin’s regime as the most …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, The Square, United Kingdom
July 22, 2014

Russian Grand Prix: Leading politicians pile pressure on F1 to cancel October’s race

Originally published in The Telegraph
‘Senior politicians cast doubt on the Russian Grand Prix on Tuesday night and called for the race to be cancelled. The event in Sochi has been thrust into the limelight after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed …

Posted in News Coverage, RSC News Coverage, Russia, The Square
June 17, 2014

Dr. Andrew Foxall on France24 on the gas dispute between Ukraine and Gazprom

On the 17th June, Dr. Andrew Foxall – Director of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society – appeared on France24 to comment on the ongoing dispute over the price of natural gas between Gazprom and the Ukrainian …

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Energy Security, Russia, The Square, Ukraine
June 4, 2014

Dr. Andrew Foxall on CNN on Russian Foreign Policy

On the 4th June, Dr. Andrew Foxall – Director of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society – appeared on CNN, to comment on the implications President Obama’s address in Warsaw may have on Russian foreign policy.

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Russia, The Square
July 22, 2013

Moscow’s Mayoral Election will decide the Fate of the Russian Opposition

The Moscow mayoral election, to be held this September 2013, is a critical turning point for the Russian opposition and will decide its fate. It is not a matter of winning over Moscow; chances are slim that an opposition leader …

Posted in Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight, The Scoop, The Square
June 28, 2013

Snowden in Russia: The Kremlin Accuses Washington of Human Rights Abuse

Days after Washington officially charged Edward Snowden with espionage; the former CIA contractor flew out of Hong Kong for Moscow. His departure follows mounting US pressure for China to act quickly and while Hong Kong has an extradition treaty with …

Posted in Russia, Russia Studies Centre, The Scoop, The Square
January 10, 2013

What’s Next for the Russian Opposition?

 2012 began with a bang for the Russian opposition, with crowds of up to 100,000 taking to the streets of Moscow to protest the widely reported electoral fraud in the 2011 Duma elections, demanding a recall and the introduction of …

Posted in Russia, Russia Studies Centre, The Scoop, The Square
November 22, 2012

Celebrities, dissidents pay tribute to Magnitsky

On Tuesday night, playwright Sir Tom Stoppard, activist Bianca Jagger and legendary dissident Vladimir Bukowski joined Hermitage Capital CEO William Browder in paying tribute to Sergei Magnitsky, the anti-corruption attorney killed in prison three years ago.
The panel gathered to attend …

Posted in Russia, Russia Studies Centre, The Scoop, The Square
September 20, 2012

As Litvinenko inquest date is set, former head prosecutor charges “state-directed execution”

Today brought important developments in the ongoing search for justice for Alexander Litvinenko, the FSB-agent-turned dissident murdered by radioactive poisoning in London almost six years ago.
It was announced that the inquest would begin in 2013 at a preliminary hearing held …

Posted in Russia, Russia Studies Centre, The Scoop, The Square
September 13, 2012

A liberal turn by Medvedev? Don’t count on it.

It’s all over the news that Russian Prime Minister and erstwhile President Dmitry Medvedev has called for an end to the detention of the three members of Pussy Riot jailed for two years last month on charges of hooliganism. “The …

Posted in Human Rights, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, The Scoop, The Square
September 5, 2012

As the Russian Opposition gears up for the next round of protests, fresh faces announce election bids

This week, the web has been abuzz with the official announcement that Russian oppositionist and environmental campaign Yevgenia Chirikova’s official entry into politics. Chirikova, who has emerged as one of the brightest new stars of the pro-democracy protest movement, has …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, The Scoop, The Square
August 21, 2012

Conservative Friends of Russia should be a friend to Russians–Not Putin

The Conservative Friends of Russia is scheduled to launch this evening at the Official Residence of the Russian Ambassador to the UK. The organisation declares itself to be “politically neutral regarding Russian political parties and candidates, but does seek to …

Posted in Human Rights, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, The Scoop, The Square
August 15, 2012

New evidence suggests Russia helping Syria evade sanctions

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that it has uncovered documentary evidence suggesting that Russian companies are actively involved in helping the Assad regime to conduct business and evade international sanctions. The documents appear to lay out plans by …

Posted in Russia, Russia Studies Centre, The Scoop, The Square
August 13, 2012

Madonna to be brought to ‘justice’ under homophobic Russian city law

Close attention was paid to Madonna’s two live performances in Moscow and St. Petersburg last week, during which she spoke out for the freedom of punk-band Pussy Riot and against intolerance of the LGBT community in Russia.
The government’s reaction has …

Posted in Human Rights, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, The Scoop, The Square
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