October 01, 2014

Hot Topics: NATO As OSCE turns 40, it's ready to reinvent itself for the modern era

As OSCE turns 40, it's ready to reinvent itself for the modern era

Andrey Kortunov, General Director of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) discusses the role of the OSCE in limiting the political fallout from the Ukrainian crisis and preventing the creation of a new ‘’Iron Curtain”

Hot Topics: Ukraine The OSCE may not be perfect, but it works good enough in Ukraine

The OSCE may not be perfect, but it works good enough in Ukraine

Russian experts and OSCE officials recently convened to discuss the current role of the OSCE in Ukraine and the lessons the world should learn from attempts to mediate the ongoing Ukrainian crisis

Hot Topics: ISIS Why it matters that Russia and US have different narratives about ISIS

Why it matters that Russia and US have different narratives about ISIS

Within the US and Russia, there are conflicting narratives of the terror threat posed by ISIS. This hampers effective counter-terrorism cooperation and sows the seeds of further mistrust and mutual suspicion

Hot Topics: Ukraine Sanctions against Russia are dividing Europe more than you think

Sanctions against Russia are dividing Europe more than you think

Instead of a European community acting in concert to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, there is a growing diversity of viewpoints on the Ukrainian crisis

The Kremlin gives the green light to shut down the Internet

The Kremlin gives the green light to shut down the Internet

Analysis

Not only is the Kremlin discussing a “kill switch” program to unplug Russia from the global Internet in cases of emergency, but also it is accelerating the enactment of a personal data law that might result in Facebook, Twitter and Google eventually leaving the country

How will Russian banks respond to sanctions?

How will Russian banks respond to sanctions?

Opinion

The latest round of Western sanctions against Russia restricts the ability of Russia’s largest state-owned companies and banks to raise funds in the European financial markets. But what does this mean in practice?

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