Ukraine

Opinion: Crisis reveals serious cracks in Putin's empire

CNN Online publishes an article by David Clark, Chair of the Russia Foundation, arguing that the Ukraine crisis is revealing serious cracks in President Vladimir Putin's empire. The article notes that Russian stagnation now threatens to turn into a double-dip recession.

Friday, April 11, 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

Yanukovych's Russian Gambit

The Moscow Times publishes an opinion editorial by political analyst Georgy Bovt, writing that President Vladimir Putin scored a public relations victory by foiling the EU bid for Ukraine, but at the same time, Moscow finds itself in a trap.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How Putin miscalculated in the struggle for Ukraine

The Financial Times publishes an opinion editorial by foreign affairs columnist Gideon Rachman, arguing that President Vladimir Putin miscalculated in the struggle for Ukraine.

Monday, December 2, 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