Foreign Policy

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

Guest post: Russia pivots from West to East

A guest post in The Financial Times by Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society, writes that Russia is pivoting from West to East. The article notes that Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov has announced that Russia and China plan to establish their own joint rating agency.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Putin's empire building is not a new Cold War

CNN Online publishes an article by David Clark, Chair of the Russia Foundation, writing that although events in Ukraine have left the West uncertain about how to respond, President Vladimir Putin’s empire-building is not a new Cold War.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Corruption has laid waste to the Russian economy

The Financial Times publishes an opinion editorial by Sergei Guriev, former rector of the New Economic School in Moscow, arguing that Russian corruption turned out to be the root cause of the crisis in Crimea.

Wednesday, April 2, 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