Russia

Obama calls for calm in Russia-Turkey feud

US President Barack Obama is pushing for a 'de-escalation' of a furious war of words over Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane, a White House official says.Obama called on Monday for an easing of inflamed tensions between the countries in a closed-door meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of a climate summit in Paris, the official said.

A victory for Russia

Vladimir Putin will see the Ukraine ceasefire agreement as a reward for his brinkmanship and a vindication of his strategy, writes Mathew Davies.

New Light on the Russo-Japanese Territorial Dispute

The territorial dispute between Japan and Russia, known as the 'Northern Territories' problem, is the biggest obstacle preventing the two nations from improv

Russian Policy Towards the 'Near Abroad': The Discourse of Hierarchy

This paper attempts to demonstrate that classical definitions of 'imperialism' do not in fact establish a particularly productive framework for analysis of c

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