Journalist Ksenia Sobchak has announced her bid for the Russian presidency. But can she win? Anna Nadibaidze explains. … More Can a Woman Lead Russia?
What can we learn from America’s simplistic media coverage of Russia? That Americans know little about their so-called enemy, writes Alexandra Vlada. … More What Putin Memes Say About Americans
Yes, we should fear Russia, but not for the reasons you think. Alexandra Vlada takes a look at Dmitri Trenin’s outstanding contribution to understanding Russian-Western relations. … More Book Review: ‘Should We Fear Russia’ by Dmitri Trenin
The West is focusing on winning a popularity contest on Syria, and it’s damaging the potential for peace in the war-torn country, writes Alexandra Vlada. … More In Syria, the West is Practicing PR, Not Foreign Policy
Russians change their leaders not through the ballot box but through revolt. Alexandra Vlada explores what the March 26 protests mean for Russia. … More The Russians’ ‘Endless Patience’ and Why it Matters When it Breaks
The West’s indifference toward Syria has given former pariahs the chance to play international police—and so far with success, writes Alexandra Vlada. … More The World’s New Leading Actors?