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Richard Giragosian

The Decline & Demise of the Armenian-Russian Relationship

In recent months, the context of the Armenian-Russian relationship has been dramatically transformed. After a sustained period of decline, the strategic partnership between the two countries has now reached its lowest point

The evolution of presidential powers in the post-Soviet space: Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan

For nearly three years already, the Day of the Russian Constitution has ceased to be a day that brings joy

Shota Utiashvili

Russian Influence in Georgia: December 2022

The degree of Russian influence over Georgia depends largely upon the situation on Ukraine’s battlefield. As recent stages of the war have not gone well for Russia, its influence in the region has declined

Free Russia Foundation

Kremlin Influence Quarterly: Serbia Special Issue

Despite the fact that Serbia remains one of the most pro-Russian countries in Europe, and its political elites show no desire to change this status quo, Russia sustains efforts to consolidate its malign influence in Serbia

Yaroslav Samoylov

Russia-Turkey Relations in the Context of War in Ukraine

As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, Moscow has been deepening its ties with Ankara. Turkey, in its turn, has been sending contradictory signals: on the one hand, making statements in support of Kyiv, and on the other, taking practical steps to expand relations with Moscow. What should the United States expect of this convoluted relationship triangle?

Vladimir Milov

A Case for Supporting Free Democratic Russia

The paper argues that Russia’s democratization is based on genuine bottom-up public demand for democracy

Sergey Aleksashenko

The dust has settled. The Russian economy and sanctions: Who’s who?

In the few months following the start of its war on Ukraine, Russia became the most sanctioned nation in the world. The total number of sanctions levied against Russia is currently estimated at 11,000