NATO’s Eastward Enlargement: What Western Leaders Said

“Breach of Promise” by the West

Hardly any other issue has put such a strain on the relations between Russia and the West than NATO’s eastward enlargement.…



The South Caucasus in the Context of the EU-Russia-Crisis

The war between Russia and Georgia accelerated a structuring of EU foreign policy that resulted in the Eastern Partnership (EaP) with six post-Soviet…


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The Russian Challenge: its nature and the right response to it

Since the spring of 2014, after Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea, Russian-Western relations have hit their lowest point…

The Russian option: Can Turkey forge an alliance with Russia?

Given its partly problematic relations with certain western states, Turkey is generally thought to be on the lookout for new allies, seeing Russia as an…


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Belarus's balancing act continues. Minsk fends off the "Ukraine Option" again

Of all Russia’s non-NATO neighbours, Belarus appears currently the state most at risk of being subjected to the same treatment by Russia as Ukraine. Just…


Russlands Präsident Putin mit Bundeskanzlerin Merkel und Frankreichs Präsident Hollande
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Kamp: still no easing of tensions with Russia in sight

Critical proximity: Federal Chancellor Merkel, Russia‘s President Putin and France’s President Hollande. Picture: Bundesregierung / Steffen…

Russia's myths about NATO: Moscow’s propaganda ahead of the NATO Summit

The accusations Russia has made against NATO have become significantly sharper since Moscow’s apparent policy change in 2014. The injustice done in Crimea,…

Choosing your partners: how strong is the partnership between China and Russia?

Current situation and international effects of the Chinese-Russian partnership

There are plenty of thorough analyses of Chinese-Russian cooperation in the…

Working Paper: Russia‘s Hybrid Warfare: a Success in Propaganda

Working Papers on Security Policy, Edition 1/2015

Russia‘s Hybrid Warfare: a Success in Propaganda

by Keir Giles, Director of the Conflict…

Russia and Europe in 2030: conflict or cooperation?

Western hopes disappointed

Europe’s long-term strategic interests in its relationship with Russia are easy enough to describe, but in practice they are…


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