With Russia losing traditional partners in Europe, it is trying to find new ones in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Yet can these “new allies” replace the partners Russia has lost over its schism with the West?
This week Russia witnessed the biggest decline in the value of its national currency, the ruble, since the crisis of 1998. Russia Direct asked analysts what might come next, and about implications for Russia’s economic development
While Russia's Central Bank increased its interest rate to 17 percent, the steep depreciation of the ruble and the oil prices drop have negative implications for Russia’s economy and its ability to integrate with other nations in the Eurasian Union
A recent treaty sighed with Abkhazia signals Moscow’s strategic priorities in the region. The more that Georgia leans toward NATO and the West, the more that Moscow will engage Abkhazia and South Ossetia
With Russia and the EU still trading barbs over the Ukraine crisis, the necessity to build Cooperative Greater Europe remains an issue for international expertise. RIAC's Program Director Ivan Timofeev sheds light on three major obstacles in the creation of a Greater Europe and highlights the options to solve them
Anti-Americanism seems to have reached a record-high in Russia after a period in which many Russians had favorable views of America. Yet, historically, such ebbs and flows in Russian perceptions of the U.S. have been the norm, not the exception