Czech mate: How Russia’s diplomats got expelled from Prague

Ivan Preobrazhensky investigates why the Czech Republic has suddenly cracked down on Russia’s diplomatic presence

Another Fraught Peace Is Brokered in Nagorno Karabakh. What Now?

Ivan Preobrazhensky comments on the fallout from the latest outbreak of war between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Is there a peace plan for Karabakh?

Ivan Preobrazhensky looks at how the international community will have a tough time thrashing out a lasting peace settlement between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Nagorno-Karabakh: What to Expect from Russia?

Ivan Preobrazhensky investigates whether Russia has real obligations to provide assistance to Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia

Putin Aeterna?

Ivan Preobrazhensky on the constitutional transition

The destiny of Donbas … without Surkov?

Ivan Preobrazhensky on the "resignation" of Vladislav Surkov and what that means for east Ukraine

Will The New European Commission Rejig Its Russia Policy?

Ivan Preobrazhensky about what the Kremlin can expect from the new European Commission

Mr Babiš Goes To Washington

Ivan Preobrazhensky outlines the Czech Republic’s new foreign policy priorities

A Painful Religious Split, Motivated By Politics

As the newly formed Orthodox Church of Ukraine moves away from Moscow's influence, it may in fact spark further Russian meddling among Ukraine's clergy and parishioners

What are the consequences of Prague’s friendship with the Kremlin?

Cooperation with Russia is shaking the constitutional system of the Czech Republic

Central European Populists Haunted By Kremlin Links

A mysterious kidnapping in the Czech Republic and a Russian spy scandal in Austria are posing awkward questions for Russia-friendly populist governments in both countries

A New Schism?

The Kremlin's assertive foreign policy has pushed the Russian Orthodox Church into international isolation. Was this intentional?

Russia’s Hawkish Church

The Russian Orthodox Church, in spite of its pacifist scriptures, does not oppose war. On the contrary, the ROC has fast become a fountainhead of Russian militarism

Second Class Russians

The Duma is debating whether to threaten the rights of foreign residence permit holders or those with dual citizenship

An Armenian Warning

Russia’s authorities are monitoring the events in Armenia closely, and with good reason

Pacifism in Russia

Is there any potential for an anti-war movement in Russia?