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Matt Finucane

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Matt Finucane is a Researcher at Wikistrat and was a finalist in Russia Direct’s second annual essay contest. He writes about Russian and European foreign policy and holds an MA in International Relations and European Studies. Follow him on Twitter @MattFinucane.

26.08.2016

The Hamadan incident: Russian airstrikes from Iran, now up in the air

The Hamadan incident: Russian airstrikes from Iran, now up in the air

Russia and Iran may have had a public tussle over the stationing of military aircraft, but the long-term outlook for cooperation between the two powers in the Syrian conflict remains largely unchanged

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19.07.2016

The beginning of a Russian-Iranian alliance

The beginning of a Russian-Iranian alliance

There are a number of economic and geopolitical reasons why Russia could be looking for a broader alliance with Iran, the most important of which is the desire to check U.S. influence in the world

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16.06.2015

Russia's non-linear approach to war in Ukraine

Russia's non-linear approach to war in Ukraine

Russia’s embrace of “hybrid war” as a strategy in Ukraine has successfully enabled it to destabilize and fragment the nation in a way that obfuscates the political and military involvement of Moscow

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20.06.2014

The global balance of power is not shifting, just our perceptions of it

The global balance of power is not shifting, just our perceptions of it

The most significant result of the crisis in Ukraine has been recalibrating our view of how and why states like Russia act within the international system

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