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

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 ...
Spotlight
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 ...
Terrorism & Security
January 21, 2015

Are Russia’s Black Widows Spreading?

Dr. Andrew Foxall
Originally posted in World Affairs Obscured by the attacks in Paris a day later, the January 6th suicide bomb attack in Istanbul was nonetheless a significant one. It was not the first terrorist attack to be carried out by a Russian ...

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 ...

The European ties Russia is binding 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

Dr. Andrew Foxall on VoA discussing Russia’s intentions for the G-20 summit

Dr. Andrew Foxall examines Putin’s hostility towards Ukraine on CNBC

Dr Andrew Foxall details Russia-Serbia Relations on France 24

Dr Andrew Foxall testifies before House of Lords Arctic Committee

Drawing on his expertise on Russian domestic politics and foreign and military affairs, Dr Andrew Foxall today testified before the House of ...

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 ...

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 ...