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Nikolay Shevchenko

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Nikolay Shevchenko holds degrees in international relations and international journalism. He writes for a number of media outlets, including Russia Beyond the Headlines, Russia Direct and The Atlantic Community and edits The Gadfly (the-gadfly.org) and the Global Ethics Network. You can tweet him at @nickolaysh

01.12.2016

Does Putin really intend to restore the Soviet Union?

 Does Putin really intend to restore the Soviet Union?

RD Interview: Professor Richard Sakwa from the University of Kent talks about Russia’s foreign policy and explains why Russia is creating alternative regional institutions such as the Eurasian Economic Union

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17.11.2016

Russia's relations with the West, through a neorealist filter

Russia's relations with the West, through a neorealist filter

RD Interview: University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer talks about the U.S., Russia and China and how relations among them matter for the international order

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04.10.2016

The return of Cold War thinking in Moscow and Washington

The return of Cold War thinking in Moscow and Washington

The simultaneous decision by Russia and the U.S. to suspend cooperation in such vital areas as nuclear security and the Syrian conflict highlight their alarming willingness to revive Cold War thinking

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18.05.2016

Will Russia's new military influence its foreign policy?

Will Russia's new military influence its foreign policy?

It took years of reforms and two defense ministers for Russia to transform its bulky army into a modern capable force which has raised concerns among foreign experts

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18.03.2016

Moscow gets an inside look at the EU's new Russia policy

Moscow gets an inside look at the EU's new Russia policy

At a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club in Moscow, two high-profile EU politicians highlight the core principles of the EU’s new foreign policy in the post-Soviet space

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04.03.2016

How Russian media reacted to US extending sanctions against Moscow

How Russian media reacted to US extending sanctions against Moscow

The U.S. has extended its economic sanctions regime against Russia. While the mass media kept quiet on the news, one or two outlets speculated about the possible reasons behind the decision as well as about the likely outcome of a coming EU vote on whether to follow suit

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03.03.2016

The implications of the Turkey factor for US-Russia relations

The implications of the Turkey factor for US-Russia relations

Do Russia and the West underestimate the impact of the Turkey factor on their relations and global stability, in general?

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02.03.2016

How Turkey has changed the way the US and Russia view each other

How Turkey has changed the way the US and Russia view each other

RD Interview: To discuss the role of the Turkish factor in U.S.-Russia relations, Russia Direct sat down with Arif Asalioglu, general director at the International Institute of the Development of Science Cooperation (MIRNaS)

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25.02.2016

Pundits express cautious optimism about Syria ceasefire deal

Pundits express cautious optimism about Syria ceasefire deal

Russian and foreign experts of the Valdai Club seem to believe the U.S.-Russia ceasefire on Syria is likely to work. Here is why

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19.02.2016

Why Munich should be a wake-up call for Moscow, Washington and Brussels

Why Munich should be a wake-up call for Moscow, Washington and Brussels

The pessimistic tone of the latest Munich Security Conference may shatter any remaining political idealism and force Russian and Western policy-makers to design a more stable European order

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05.02.2016

How rival economic blocs replaced the Cold War's military blocs

How rival economic blocs replaced the Cold War's military blocs

Relations between Russia and the European Union have deteriorated significantly over the past year. Although the parties may not acknowledge it openly, parallel projects of economic integration are primarily to blame

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29.10.2015

Three ways Russian foreign policy could change international law

Three ways Russian foreign policy could change international law

Moscow’s recent bold foreign policy moves in Ukraine and Syria might have a significant impact on the future direction of international law

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13.08.2015

Three historical principles of Russian foreign policy for Washington

Three historical principles of Russian foreign policy for Washington

History shows that Moscow won't observe any economic or security arrangement that the U.S. or its European allies craft without the participation of Russia. So, Washington should take greater steps to integrate, rather than isolate, Moscow

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