Article of the Day: The Double Sting – A Power Struggle Between Russia’s Rival Security Agencies

The Double Sting – A Power Struggle Between Russia’s Rival Security Agencies Russia is fascinating. It has an impressive military, an disproportionately large role in international affairs, and a President who solicits either intense love or vitriolic hate. Yet, despite all the advantages of the country, Russia is run – and for all intents and […]

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Matches, Mistrals, and Moscow: The Politics of Sanctions

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party was criticized this weekend for accepting a 160,000GBP donation from a Russia Oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  This adds to a week where European governments have had to weigh foreign policy decisions against domestic considerations. Following the tragic downing of MH17, Europe has resorted […]

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