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

Ideology in the time of the Donbass war: “fascism” and “fascist anti-fascism”
Analysis

Ideology in the time of the Donbass war: “fascism” and “fascist anti-fascism”

The war that broke out in the Ukrainian eastern region of Donbass a year ago is being fought on multiple levels. In the stalemate, news reports can be mightier than kalashnikovs, so few actors are neglecting their propaganda efforts. Giovanni Cadioli explains why historical memory plays such a dominant role in the conflict, and particularly … Continue reading

The Death of the CFE Treaty: A Chance to Start Again?
Analysis

The Death of the CFE Treaty: A Chance to Start Again?

The Russian Federation has withdrawn from a treaty governing military activities in Europe, the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty. Elizabeth Zolotukhina says this act confirms a mutual suspicion going back as far as 2007, and would be fruitless if resurrected. Instead the West should focus on other treaties where Russia may still want cooperation. On … Continue reading