Tag: Russia

BMB Russia: Weekly Columns #12

Fabrice Deprez is a weekly columnist on Russian politics for BMB Russia. Following are the columns published in BMB Russia’s daily newsletter from March to May 2020. Subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine here. May 7 Between a raging coronavirus epidemic, a sick Prime minister, low oil prices and polls pointing at rising skepticism towards ...

BMB Russia: Weekly Columns #11

Fabrice Deprez is a weekly columnist on Russian politics for BMB Russia. Following are the columns published in BMB Russia’s daily newsletter from January to March 2020. Subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine here. March 12 In January 2020, Vladimir Putin told the Federal Assembly (both the Duma and Federation Council) that constitutional changes should ...

BMB Russia: Weekly Columns #10

Fabrice Deprez is a weekly columnist on Russian politics for BMB Russia. Following are the columns published in BMB Russia’s daily newsletter from October to December 2019. Subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine here. December 19 The traditional end-of-the-year wave of gubernatorial resignations started, as we reported in the Monday issue. Let’s look at one ...

BMB Russia: Weekly Columns #9

Fabrice Deprez is a weekly columnist on Russian politics for BMB Russia. Following are the columns published in BMB Russia’s daily newsletter from July to October 2019. Subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine here. October 17 The Kremlin is looking at the potential creation of a “green party” as an answer to the rising ecological ...

L’Invité D&B: The EU’s conditionality and fighting Euroscepticism in Eastern Partnership

The variety of Euroscepticism in the EU's Eastern Neighborhood is growing as political contacts intensify, and European practices expand. The increased visibility of the EU in the region accentuates various forms of Euroscepticism. These stem from the reactions of authoritarian or hybrid regimes to European intentions to democratically reform its Eastern European neighbors. However, the most visible Euroscepticism arises from Russian geopolitical discourse, amplified by Russian disinformation. By Dionis Cenusa

L’Invité D&B: The Eurasian Union and the health crisis: lacking integration and geopolitical ambitions

L'Invité D&B This crisis is testing both the advanced European and underdeveloped Eurasian supranationalisms. By Dionis Cenusa

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Idée D&B: Zelenskyy’s first year was ok. But now he is on a slippery slope

Beyond entertaining video clips, the first year was chaotic. But that's fine. It is possible to correct amateurism and inexperience as long as there is goodwill, political accountability and a clear vision for reforms. But what we see now is much more nasty. Nepotism, misuse of state resources and political persecution may emerge instead as the driving force of the Zelenskyy presidency.

Le Nouvel Esprit Public: Etienne Bouche sur le traitement du coronavirus en Russie

Coronavirus, politique constitutionnelle, crise du pétrole... notre Etienne Bouche dresse un état des lieux de la situation en Russie ce printemps.

L’Invité D&B: China and Russia – the health diplomacy and the “fragmentation” of Europe

Although for separate purposes, both China and Russia, are pursuing the "fragmentation" of the EU and "de-Europeanization" of the political decisions in the member states ... The pandemic creates a unique situation in which the EU’s “soft power” in the Eastern Partnership could be overshadowed by Moscow, but the latter pursues completely different goals - more vital goals - in Italy, Serbia or the US...

Ukraine-Russia: how fast everything changes

Hard to keep track of Donbass- and Crimea-related news because of the coronavirus psychosis. Yet it seems like the framework of Ukraine-Russia relations has changed fundamentally within the scope of a few weeks.