Sino-Russian relations: where’s the catch?
Analysis / Reviews

Sino-Russian relations: where’s the catch?

The author of a new paper on Sino-Russian relations has written that the fallout from the Ukraine crisis threatens to make that relationship “even more lopsided than before”. Vostok Cable’s Josh Black explores the current state of play, and asks whether the deepening financial ties between the two countries mask an ideological divergence. As part … Continue reading

The Nationalism Olympics
Analysis

The Nationalism Olympics

Much of the coverage of Russia’s first Olympic Games as an independent state has been critical, with corruption, LGBT rights and apparently repressive government policies overshadowing the opening of Sochi 2014. Here, Yuexin Rachel Lin argues that by comparing Sochi with Beijing 2008, the differences are smaller than we might imagine. The coverage of the … Continue reading

Interview: Edward Lucas
Interview

Interview: Edward Lucas

Few journalists working on Eastern Europe are more respected or provocative than Edward Lucas, former Moscow Correspondent and current International Editor at The Economist. Edward is the author of The New Cold War and Deception; Spies, Lies and How Russia Dupes the West, dealing with the Russian Federation’s foreign policy and espionage respectively. Josh Black … Continue reading