Why the Kremlin Invaded Ukraine

Vladimir Gel’man on what guided the Russian government’s military decision making

Authoritarian Russia: The trajectory of political evolution

Vladimir Gelman on the mechanisms behind the emergence and consolidation of post-Soviet authoritarianism in Russia

Reforms and their substitutes

Vladimir Gel’man on chances for improving the quality of the Russian state

Sputnik V: one more “success story”?

Vladimir Gel’man on the specifics of Russian success stories

Russia’s opaque digitalisation

Vladimir Gel'man on how digitalisation should aid public accountability mechanisms in contemporary Russia, but is currently helping to thwart it

The Russian coronavirus test

Vladimir Gelman on why Russia has so far failed the coronavirus test

Why is Russia so badly governed?

Vladimir Gel’man considers how modern Russia came to be so poorly governed, and what can be done about it