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Russia’s Abuse of Interpol

Russia Studies Centre
July 16, 2015

The Truth About Flight MH17

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in the Wall Street Journal One year ago Friday, Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was destroyed over eastern Ukraine while on a scheduled flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people on board were killed. Overwhelming evidence suggests that the ...
Spotlight
April 13, 2015

Now the Czechs Have an Oligarch Problem, Too

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in Foreign Policy Czech oligarch Andrej Babis, his country’s second-richest man and one of the most politically powerful billionaires in the world, is expanding his business empire into Prague’s corridors of power. Babis currently serves as finance minister, but his ambitions are far grander. The ...
Ukraine
March 24, 2015

To See Ukraine’s Future, Recall Crimea

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in The New York Times Just over a year ago, Russia annexed Crimea in the first major land grab in Europe since World War II. The world has paid little attention to Crimea since then, but developments on the ...
March 18, 2015

How did Russia’s RNCB avoid Ukraine-related sanctions for so long?

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in the Financial Times Unwilling to go to war with Russia, the west’s main levers for persuading Vladimir Putin to back down over Ukraine are economic sanctions. Their importance was underscored last week, when the US announced new measures ...
February 9, 2015

The Woman Who Would Take On Vladimir Putin

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally posted in the Wall Street Journal Abducted and imprisoned in the same jail where Sergei Magnitsky was killed, this Ukrainian MP and former military pilot has been on a hunger strike for eight weeks. On Saturday, Nadiya Savchenko began the eighth ...

Is Jeremy Corbyn Putin’s latest ‘useful idiot’ in Europe?

Originally published in the International Business Times As Jeremy Corbyn’s lead over his rivals continues to grow in the Labour leadership ...

Crimea Is Now Putin’s Problem Child

Originally published in Bloomberg  President Vladimir Putin likened Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea to a family welcoming home a long-lost ...

New Development Bank launched as leaders meet for BRICS summit

Originally published in RFI Russian President Vladimir Putin is meeting world leaders today including China’s Xi Jingping and India’s ...

Ukip under fire after blocking scrutiny of party donations

Originally published in The Telegraph The UK Independence Party faces criticism after attempting to block scrutiny of party donations, as part ...

Preserve partnership or appease Putin

  Dr Andrew Foxall was interviewed by Radio Liberty. Both the interview and a transcript have been published in Russia on Svoboda.org. Read ...

The long arm of Vladimir Putin

Originally published in POLITICO In Ukraine, as in Chechnya and Georgia beforehand, Vladimir Putin operates through warfare, using bribery, fear ...

Ukraine conflict: why is the UK training Ukraine’s soldiers?

Originally published by Channel 4 Britain has flown 35 military advisers to Ukraine to help fight pro-Russian separatists – with America ...

Fickle Russian foreign policy could cause Arctic clash, say UK Lords

Originally posted on RTCC News The Arctic is at risk of becoming a pawn in Russia’s unpredictable foreign policy, a UK Parliament report has ...

Some Russian-European ties are growing closer

Originally posted by CNBC Russia’s relationship with the European Union establishment is at its lowest ebb for decades. However, its ties ...

Dr. Foxall analyses EU’s decision not to impose further Russian sanctions on France 24