The pros and cons of Georgia’s new Russian emigrés

Olga Gulina on the ambiguous political and economic impact of «war emigration» from Russia

How the Ukraine War Could Disrupt Eurasia’s Power Balance

Olga Gulina looks at how tremors from the Ukraine war are rocking established interests in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Passport expansion

Olga Gulina on how geopolitics helps Russia to address socio-economic and demographic challenges

COVID-19 vaccine: lifeline, or geopolitical loyalty?

Olga Gulina looks into how Eurasian countries have set about vaccinating their populations

Russia is searching for new citizens in a post-Covid world

Olga Gulina contends that changes to Russian citizenship laws have been designed to strengthen (geo-)political influence and fix the country’s socio-demographic issues

Russia and Europe, Visa-Free: A Pipe Dream or a Real Possibility?

Olga Gulina takes stock of new talk about a visa-free regime between the EU and Russia

A Clarion Call for Compatriots

Olga Gulina reports on state plans to tempt Russians from across the post soviet space to resettle within Russian borders

Foreigners as a Threat to Russia’s National Security

Under what conditions do foreigners get classified as a threat to Russia’s national security? (Even Russia's court judges do not know.)

Safety in Legal Limbo: Refugees from Georgia, Ukraine and Russia

European bureaucrats are wondering why citizens from Eastern Europe are still seeking asylum in the EU a quarter century on from the relatively bloodless dismantling of the USSR

What happens when Chechens seek asylum in Europe?

Overshadowed by immigration from the Middle East and Africa in recent years, the migration of Chechens from Russia to Europe is a topic that few discuss.