• 16 2015 June

    The G7 Failed to Address Russia Because Russia Was Missing

    By: Smaranda Predescu     The last G7 summit in Schloss Elmau was hailed a success for tackling climate change, but it cannot claim the same glory for its approach to Russia. Unceremoniously uninvited and shamed...

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    28 2015 May

    Looking at the Grey Zone in Russia

    Katerina Tertytchnaya is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation, generally, examines hybrid political regimes in Russia. Below, Katerina talks with us about her research.   What is...

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    21 2015 May

    Things That Everybody Should Know: A Review of Sofi Oksanen’s When the Doves Disappeared

    By: Emily Tamkin Follow @emilyctamkin     I learnt of Finnish-Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen last month because I came across Luke Harding’s Guardian profile of her, written in anticipation of the UK publication of her...

  • 07 2015 May

    The Battle for the History of World War II

    By: Emily Tamkin Follow @emilyctamkin     This weekend marks the seventieth anniversary of what is known in Russia as Victory Day, elsewhere on the continent as Europe Day, and in the United States as...

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    20 2015 April

    Can We Trust Politicians to Do Anything?

    By: Cameron Westwood Follow @CameronWestwood   One word being bandied about a lot in the current election campaign is ‘trust’. Ed Balls recently said, ‘don’t trust Tories on VAT after election’; The Sunday Express told us...

By: Smaranda Predescu     The last G7 summit in Schloss Elmau was hailed a success for tackling climate change, but it cannot claim the same glory for its approach to Russia. Unceremoniously uninvited and shamed...

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Looking at the Grey Zone in Russia

May 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Katerina Tertytchnaya is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation, generally, examines hybrid political regimes in Russia. Below, Katerina talks with us about her research.   What is...

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By: Emily Tamkin Follow @emilyctamkin     I learnt of Finnish-Estonian writer Sofi Oksanen last month because I came across Luke Harding’s Guardian profile of her, written in anticipation of the UK publication of her...

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By: Emily Tamkin Follow @emilyctamkin     This weekend marks the seventieth anniversary of what is known in Russia as Victory Day, elsewhere on the continent as Europe Day, and in the United States as...

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Trust

Can We Trust Politicians to Do Anything?

April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

By: Cameron Westwood Follow @CameronWestwood   One word being bandied about a lot in the current election campaign is ‘trust’. Ed Balls recently said, ‘don’t trust Tories on VAT after election’; The Sunday Express told us...

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Letter from the Editors

March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dear Reader, We know. We know! You came here today for a piece on the latest policies of Poland, or stories of Serbia, or ponderings on Portugal, not for this letter. But we have our...

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By: Mitjo Vaulasvirta (guest contributor) Mitjo Vaulasvirta is a doctoral (DPhil) candidate in Sociology at St. Antony’s College, Oxford. Follow him on Twitter: @MitjoVau.   Timo Soini, co-founder and long-serving leader of the Eurosceptic Finns party...

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Reflections on the Copenhagen Shootings

March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

 By: Tine Nansen Paulsen       There is something utterly strange about being abroad when catastrophe strikes in your home country. You feel both the distance and the connection more intensely. I have no...

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By: Paul Christian Sander (guest contributor) Paul Christian Sander is a Master of Philosophy (an MPhil) candidate in Russian and East European Studies at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford.   Having read the headline of the present...

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A Separate Peace?

February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

By: Katherine Karmen Trujillo (guest contributor) Katherine Karmen Trujillo is a master of laws (an LLM) candidate in gender, conflict, and human rights and a Mitchell Scholar at Ulster University.   This April marks seventeen years since the...

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