4 October 2011

Face it, the FSB is just not that into you

Why do Western journalists working in Russia always end up convinced that the state is out to get them?

15 September 2008

The ‘Bosnian model’ is no model for Georgia

Turning sections of the Caucasus into international protectorates will not deliver anything like democracy.

28 August 2008

The politics of recognition

Attacks on Russia for recognising breakaway regions in Georgia are riddled with hypocrisy: Moscow is playing a game invented by the West.

28 August 2008

Russia’s first ‘Western-style’ war

Far from the Russian Bear reasserting its Great Power, its foreign policy, like Britain and America’s, is uncertain and erratic.

18 August 2008

NATO, but not as they know it

After Georgia: The crisis in the Caucasus reveals the West’s Cold War-era peace-keeping alliance as a force of instability and division today.

18 August 2008

The myth of a plucky republic

After Georgia: Far from ‘defending democracy’, Saakashvili and his backers have robbed Georgians of any real say over their fate.

11 August 2008

Georgia: the messy truth behind the morality tale

The black-and-white reading of the horrific violence in South Ossetia overlooks the role of the ‘war on terror’ in destabilising the region.

27 December 2007

He’s a son of a bitch, but he’s their son of a bitch

Western observers loathe Time Man of the Year Vladimir Putin’s aggressive nationalism. But he is widely supported by the Russian people.

Litvinenko: still blaming ‘backward Russia’

A Russian academic in London asks why British commentators are so keen to find Russia itself guilty of the dissident's murder.

16 April 2007

A new Russian revolution? Get real

Another Russia, the anti-Putin campaign group, commands the front pages of the Western press. But it hasn’t impressed the Russian people.