The split in Putin’s regime

Tatiana Stanovaya on how dreams of greatness can in fact erode the Russian state

Putinism in 2020

Tatyana Stanovaya on the transformations that await Russia's political system in 2020

Meet Russia’s “Saviour-in-Chief”

Tatyana Stanovaya considers the fate of Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu in the context of a transition of power

The Russia-Ukraine conflict: Hopeful signs of rapprochement have dissipated

Tatyana Stanovaya on why the recent Russian-Ukrainian rapprochement has reverted to more hostility

Why the Kremlin Can’t Keep its Chekists in Check

Tatyana Stanovaya considers the significance and consequences of the FSB’s growing internal conflicts

From Imperious Curator to Outspoken Speaker: The Curious Fate of Vyacheslav Volodin

Tatiana Stanovaya on the role and prospects of Vyacheslav Volodin in Putin’s regime

The Kremlin’s Chef in the Shadows

Tatyana Stanovaya on the meteoric rise of Yevgeny Prigozhin

2019: The Twilight of Putin’s Political Monopoly?

Tatyana Stanovaya on next year’s domestic political risks

New Boss, Old Rules

Russia’s foreign intelligence service has a new director. What can we expect from Igor Kostyukov?

GRU Exposure: A Sign of Internal Power Struggles?

The Russian government is struggling with a crisis of responsibility, exacerbated by an uptick in informal special operations

The First World Cyberwar

Why Russia won’t lay down its arms, even if it wants to

A Reshuffle of Russia’s Foreign Policy Top Brass Is Pending

But why has it not happened already?

No Putin – Collapse of the regime?

The Putin regime will collapse when the political demand for change from both society and the elites outweighs the system’s inclination for self-preservation