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Ilya Lakstygal

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Ilya Lakstygal is a graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MGU) and the Kommersant Academy of Journalism. His research interests include international relations in Europe, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Russian foreign and domestic policy as well as socio-political processes in Russia and the post-Soviet space.

04.10.2016

The death of the U.S.-Russia ceasefire deal is now official

The death of the U.S.-Russia ceasefire deal is now official

The parties of war won in both Moscow and Washington. For the inhabitants of Aleppo, that could mean a long winter of continued shelling and bombing

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03.10.2016

What the MH17 probe means for Russia-EU relations

What the MH17 probe means for Russia-EU relations

The unyielding response of Russian officials to the results of the new Dutch investigation into the MH17 tragedy is only going to increase confrontation with the West

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21.09.2016

The new US-Russia ceasefire in Syria is unofficially over

The new US-Russia ceasefire in Syria is unofficially over

A recent U.S. airstrike on positions of Syrian government forces was either a mistake – or a deliberate attempt to end the ceasefire almost before it started. In either scenario, the new Syrian ceasefire agreement appears to be over

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16.09.2016

What's at stake for Russia in the new Syrian ceasefire deal

What's at stake for Russia in the new Syrian ceasefire deal

The new U.S.-Russia ceasefire deal in Syria reflects the changing situation on the ground in the war-torn state. The question, though, is how long Russia can maintain the current ceasefire agreement

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31.07.2016

Can the violence in Armenia escalate the conflict in the South Caucasus?

Can the violence in Armenia escalate the conflict in the South Caucasus?

The seizure of a police station by radical opposition in Armenia is rooted in the long-standing tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Yet a new outbreak of fighting in the region could also have implications for Russia

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21.07.2016

Just how effective has the Russian military campaign in Syria really been?

Just how effective has the Russian military campaign in Syria really been?

Russia’s military in Syria has had only limited success in reclaiming territory lost to ISIS. More importantly, the costly campaign still has not led to the West’s desire to cooperate with Moscow in either the Middle East or Ukraine

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19.07.2016

The foreign policy dimensions of Turkey's coup

The foreign policy dimensions of Turkey's coup

The attempted military coup in Turkey could have implications for Ankara’s relations with the West, Russia and Syria

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13.07.2016

A crippling blow to the freedom of the Russian Internet

A crippling blow to the freedom of the Russian Internet

New anti-extremism amendments could have a chilling effect on freedom of speech on the Internet and lead to massive losses for Russia’s top Internet and telecom companies

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