Political actors

The Inheritors of the Kadyrov Regime

Harold Chambers takes stock of the rising influence of Ramzan Kadyrov’s teenage children in Chechen politics

Riddle News Week
The multiplication of conflicts
Andrey Pertsev sums up the week (10−14 June)
Andrey Pertsev sums up the week (10−14 June)
A patchwork quilt

Andrey Pertsev explains how reshuffling in the cabinet and the presidential administration reflects the balance of interests of Russia’s elite groups

Russia Keeps Decoupling Its Internet from the World, and YouTube Might Be Its Next Victim

Philipp Dietrich weighs up the likelihood of a Kremlin crackdown on YouTube content, and what policymakers could do to mitigate it

Shadow of the Republic

Alexey Uvarov explains how Putin's autocracy continues to celebrate the fall of the communist dictatorship

The language of autocracy

Aleksei Chigadaev casts light on why Ukraine is failing to reach an agreement with China

Wobbly stability

Vladislav Inozemtsev wonders whether the increased taxes can be successfully collected and whether they can help to fulfil the main task of Putin’s fifth term of office

Top reads
  • Harold Chambers

    Analyst on conflict, nationalism, and security in the North Caucasus

  • Andrey Pertsev

    Journalist, Meduza Special Correspondent

  • Philipp Dietrich

    Center for Order and Governance in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, German Council on Foreign Relations

  • Alexey Uvarov

    Visiting researcher at the University of Bonn, Department of Eastern European History. Holder of the Scholars at Risk scholarship from the Gerda Henkel Foundation.