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Event Summary: ‘Reforming Ukraine: the 2015 Regional Elections’

The Square
January 22, 2016

The Kremlin’s Western Lawyers

Dr. Andrew Foxall
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 ...
Russia
January 22, 2016

The Russian State of Murder Under Putin

David Satter
Originally published in the Wall Street Journal On Thursday, a British inquiry into the polonium poisoning death of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 implicated Russian President Vladimir Putin in the murder. The announcement was the first step toward justice ...
September 18, 2015

Putin’s Clampdown on Art, Film, and Dissent

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Over a year and a half has passed since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. Since then, Russia has waged a campaign of aggression against Kiev and, despite Western economic and political pressure on Moscow, Moscow has not changed ...
Ukraine
December 17, 2015

Stick to Sanctions on Russia

Dr. Andrew Foxall
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 ...
Syria
December 7, 2015

To See Syria’s Future, Look at Chechnya

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally published in the American Interest. Putin has tried turning a civil war into a counter-terrorism operation before. It’s unlikely to work out so well for him this time. Having established Russia’s ability to project its military might in the Middle East ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

To See Syria’s Future, Look at Chechnya

Originally published in the American Interest. Putin has tried turning a civil war into a counter-terrorism operation before. It’s unlikely to ...

Putin TAUNTS West for not getting results as he OBLITERATES dozens more ISIS targets

Originally published in the Express VLADIMIR Putin has taunted the West for not getting “results” after Russia claimed it has hit 55 ...