EU

Unblinking Putin

An article in The Economist comments that the West should impose fresh sanctions to deter more Russian meddling in Eastern Ukraine.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sanctions on Russia: Would World Cup boycott hit harder?

CNN publishes an article which looks at the economic sanctions that have been imposed on Russia following its annexation of the Crimea and examines how effective they are likely to be.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Russia sanctions: Why the U.S. and Europe are not quite in step

An article on CNN’s website analyses why the US and Europe differ on sanctions on Russia, saying that Russian energy supplies remain vitally important for the EU. The article notes that according to David Clark, chair of the Russia Foundation, trade is a "relatively unimportant" component of relations.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Ukraine: Putinism is not the smart option for Russia

The Guardian publishes an opinion editorial by David Clark, chairman of the Russian Foundation, arguing that Putin should shed his streetfighter mentality and use Crimea as a bargaining chip, rather than risk 'losing' the rest of Ukraine to the west.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Europe has power over Russia, but needs more than gesture diplomacy

CNN publishes an opinion editorial by David Clark, Chairman of the Russia Foundation, arguing that Europe has power over Russia, but needs more than gesture diplomacy to solve the current crisis in Ukraine. The article says the EU should be willing to talk to Russia about its interests in the region.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Putin is not about to give up on Ukraine

The Financial Times publishes an opinion editorial by David Clark, Chairman of the Russia Foundation, arguing that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not about to give up on Ukraine.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

No good news from Moscow

EU Observer publishes an opinion editorial by Guy Verhofstadt MEP, former Prime Minister of Belgium, discussing the need for the EU to develop a new narrative on how to engage pragmatically but critically with Russia.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Opinion: The West's problem is not Ukraine -- it's Russia

The CNN website publishes an article by Alan P. Larson, former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economics and Senior International Policy Advisor for business law firm Covington & Burling LLP, arguing that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the U.S.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Kremlin starts punching

European Voice publishes an article by Edward Lucas, International Editor of The Economist, highlighting the recent bullying tactics carried out by the Kremlin in a bid to assert its influence over its neighbours and quash the EU’s diplomatic efforts.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Time is ripe for EU to hold Russia to account

Kristiina Ojuland, an MEP in the Liberal group in the EU parliament and Estonia's former foreign minister, writes in an opinion piece in EUobserver that an ever-growing segment of Russian society has become disillusioned with President Vladimir Putin's regime and has found renewed courage to speak out.

Friday, February 22, 2013