June 29, 2016

Hot Topics: Economy The economic future of the Russian Arctic: Put on ice for now

The economic future of the Russian Arctic: Put on ice for now

At a major conference on the economic development of the Arctic, Russian experts and politicians outlined the practical steps that need to happen for Russia to realize its energy, infrastructure and geopolitical ambitions for the region

Hot Topics: foreign policy Post-Brexit: What kind of Europe does Russia need?

Post-Brexit: What kind of Europe does Russia need?

Contrary to the conventional wisdom, Britain’s impending exit from the EU may not have any long-term positive implications for Russia

Hot Topics: foreign policy Why Assad could remain Syrian president until 2017

Why Assad could remain Syrian president until 2017

Russia will negotiate Syria’s destiny with a new U.S. president rather than with President Barack Obama

Hot Topics: Politics Today's political artists as self-proclaimed prophets

Today's political artists as self-proclaimed prophets

The cultural response to Russia’s current political scene is littered with exhibitionists rather than thoughtful critics

The Brexit: What have they done?

The Brexit: What have they done?

Opinion

Britain's decision to leave the EU is a shocking blow to the post-WWII Western political order, and the most striking sign yet of dissatisfaction with the paradigm of liberal globalization

What to expect from Putin's visit to China?

What to expect from Putin's visit to China?

Analysis

While the agenda of the two-day meeting between the heads of Russia and China has not yet been made public, experts from the Russian International Affairs Council speculate on what Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes to accomplish

The curious case of the Russian labor market

The curious case of the Russian labor market

Analysis

The Russian labor market has adapted to the economic crisis remarkably well, as fears of mass unemployment have been proven wrong. However, many temporary solutions to keep workers employed now show signs of weakening

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