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Richard Sakwa

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Professor of Russian and European Politics, Head of School at University of Kent, Member of Comparative Politics Research Group. Prof. Sakwa joined the School in 1987, was promoted to a professorship in 1996 and was Head of School between 2001 and 2007, and in 2010 he once again took over as Head of School. Prof. Sakwa is an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, a member of the Advisory Boards of the Institute of Law and Public Policy in Moscow, chair of the Advisory Board of the Eurasian Political Studies Network and, since September 2002, a member of Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.

06.10.2014

The enigmatic return of Khodorkovsky to Russian politics

The enigmatic return of Khodorkovsky to Russian politics

The Khodorkovsky who returned to active public life in September 2014 was much the same Khodorkovsky who had been arrested in October 2003. He hasn’t changed, but has Russian political life changed over the past decade?

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02.09.2014

Beyond the Minsk summit and Russia's 'invasion' in Ukraine

Beyond the Minsk summit and Russia's 'invasion' in Ukraine

The rebellion in the Donbas was a complex phenomenon and cannot be explained as either a simple historical trend or as a manifestation of Russia’s alleged inherent expansionist urge

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20.08.2013

Russia’s new normal: From troublemaker to problem solver

Russia’s new normal: From troublemaker to problem solver

If Russia hopes to “normalize” relations with the West, it will have to play a more active role in resolving diplomatic impasses around the world

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