The Globalist’s Top 10 2015: Russia

From Europe to Syria to East Asia, Russia continued last year to re-assert itself as a major influence on world events.

January 2, 2016

From Europe to Syria to East Asia, Russia continued last year to re-assert itself as a major influence on world events.
[ 1 ] Greater Asia: A China-Russia Entente?

By Dmitri Trenin | Russia is rapidly aligning itself with new allies in the East, hoping to gain dominance in Eurasia.

Published on June 16, 2015

[ 2 ] “Ruxit” is Real: Russia’s Exit from Europe

By Josef Janning | Putin’s Russia never really wanted to be of Europe. Now, it doesn’t even want to be with Europe.

Published on February 27, 2015 , 2015

[ 3 ] Why Putin Misses the Soviet Union So Much

By Michael Vlahos | The Soviet Union was Russia’s most inspiring claim to Russia’s identity.

Published on February 17, 2015 , 2015

[ 4 ] Putin’s and Russia’s Quest for Identity and Belonging

By Michael Vlahos | How withholding respect for Russia could lead to war.

Published on February 16, 2015 , 2015

[ 5 ] Ukraine: Why the West Must Be Flexible

By Andrew Moravcsik | Focusing on deterring Russia will not safeguard Ukraine’s future.

Published on November 25, 2015

[ 6 ] Public Health: Russia is Sick

By César Chelala | Public health challenges facing Russia today cripple its potential for tomorrow.

Published on October 3, 2015

[ 7 ] Russo-Turkish Confrontation and Future of Putin’s Regime

By Andreas Umland | Repercussions inside Russia of the jet incident on the Syrian border.

Published on December 2, 2015

[ 8 ] Why Moldova Won’t be Russia’s Next Target

By Raluca Besliu | How Russian pressure on Moldova has given the EU a chance to prove itself as an economic partner.

Published on May 22, 2015

[ 9 ] Quo Vadis, Putin? An Answer in Five Points

By Andreas Umland | Reflections on Putin and Russian domestic politics.

Published on March 21, 2015

[ 10 ] Hannah Arendt, Putin and Today’s Russia

By Ralf Fücks | Hannah Arendt would have found a lot to dislike about today’s Russia. But she would have loved Pussy Riot.

Published on January 17, 2015

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The Globalist's top essays on Russia.