If you buy most of the initial media coverage, the Trump White House just rebuked Israel on West Bank settlements — much as the Obama crew did on its way out. That’s almost perfectly wrong. Yes, spokesman Sean Spicer did say, “The construction of new settlements . . . may not be helpful” in reaching peace. This […]Read More Team Trump finally brings realism to US Mideast policy
By Mikhail Troitskiy Associate Professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Senior Associate at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and IMARES Program Professor at the European University at St. Petersburg. Monday 31 October 2016 As of late autumn 2016, Russian foreign policy continues to be focused on enhancing Russia’s status as a […]Read More What’s next for Russian foreign policy?
By Dr Julie Newton Principal Investigator at the University Consortium & Visiting Fellow, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford This summer, the ELN produced a bold report, “The Strategic Case for EU-Russia Cooperation”, urging the EU and Russia to clear a path towards strategic cooperation in the midst of today’s increasingly acrimonious stand-off. The dangers […]Read More Reflections on “The Strategic Case for EU-Russia Cooperation”