As part of the Geneva agreement brokered by the U.S. and Russia, pro-Russian armed groups in Eastern Ukraine need to disband and return all occupied buildings to the state. That’s easier said than done
Although comments made by President Vladimir Putin in his annual ‘Direct Line’ call-in show indicate that Moscow is very reluctant to meddle in Eastern Ukraine, tensions in the region continue to grow, making the situation ever less predictable
Amidst the turmoil in Ukraine, information leaks can severely undermine a country's image. The question is – do these represent planned, targeted attacks in an information war, or are there other reasons for their appearance?
In 2008, Kiev was actively pushing to integrate Ukraine into the West not only economically and politically, but also militarily. And yet Russia didn’t intervene. So what’s changed between now and then?
Russia Direct presents the latest in its series of think tank round-ups from the leading U.S think tanks on Russia and Eurasia. With many experts regarding Crimea as a fait accompli, the focus now shifts to predicting Russia’s next moves
The U.S.-Russia relationship is facing another setback as Russia has turned off the Voice of America and the American Councils, a U.S. education NGO, has been ordered to suspend its activity in Russia