In a country where almost everything is owned and managed by the Government which in turn is essentially run by the office of the President, the outcome of the next Presidential campaign is going to be both about survival and maintenance of the status quo. […]
Russia has recently suspended a cooperative mechanism through which Russia and the United States were engaged in eliminating portions of the two countries’ weapons-grade plutonium stockpiles. On October 3, a presidential decree from Russian President […]
Despite predictable results, the Russian Duma elections nevertheless brought a few surprises – one of which was that the election had record low voter turnouts and a bigger than expected victory for the ruling party.
Given the relative weakness of the “opposition” political parties, no matter how the popular vote is eventually split on election day among these parties, the overall election results will be in favor of the current establishment, with United Russia party still dominating the election defying all possible political alignments among the opposition. […]
Since non-alignment is not an option any more, Serbian Prime Minister Mr. Vucic’s balancing acts between the West and Russia are quite intriguing, however, their eventual outcome will remain murky for quite sometime. […]
A series of events over the past year following the November 2015 Croatian parliamentary elections, which led to another election in September 2016, are demonstrating the rise of extreme right-wing and nationalistic politics in Croatia. […]
urkey has more cards and leverage against Russia in its negotiations, due to Turkey’s geographic positioning, demographic advantage, and NATO membership. Therefore, it is expected that Turkey will emerge with the eventual upper-hand out of the St. Petersburg negotiations. […]
The numbers are not on the right side for Kremlin. Russian treasury’s coffers may well be enough for just another year. Some estimates suggest, by the end of 2017 the Russian Government, the biggest employer […]