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Event Transcript: ‘Russian Realities: Should we be Resetting Relations?’

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 ...
January 29, 2015

Director’s Commentary: The Litvinenko Inquiry

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Dr Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society, provides commentary on the inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko. The long-awaited public inquiry into the death, in November 2006, of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko ...
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 ...