IIR in the media

13.11.2017 | Mark Galeotti
Sobchak and the presidential reality show
"Why does the Kremlin allow socialite Ksenia Sobchak to take part in the presidential elections? Distraction? Theatricality? According to Mark Galeotti's piece for Raam op Rusland it reflects the limitations of Putin's hyper-presidential system. 'Vote against all' is a way out for the population."
Iron Curtains of the mind
"Much 'western' analysis of central and eastern Europe remains rife with prejudices, half-truths and a lack of critical perspective," write Benjamin Tallis from IIR's Centre for European Security and Derek Sayer, professor emeritus at the University of Alberta, Canada in their piece for openDemocracy.
06.11.2017 | Mark Galeotti
How Putin could yet save Britain from Brexit
Mark Galeotti's new opinion piece for The Guardian.
26.10.2017 | Jan Kovář
Czech Elections 2017
Two interviews with Jan Kovář for the Russian section of Radio Prague regarding the Czech parliamentary elections. Which parties might possibly form the coalition? And what will be the effects of the election results on the Czech foreign policy and the Czech-EU relations? Listen to the interviews below.
17.10.2017 | Mark Galeotti
Not-So-Soft Power: Russia’s Military Police in Syria
New article by Mark Galeotti for War on the Rocks platform analyzes the role of Russia's military police in Syria.
05.10.2017 | Mark Galeotti
Kremlin's puzzle: how to frame Putin's re-election?
New monthly column of Mark Galeotti on Russian politics for the Dutch site Raam on Rusland (Window on Russia).
26.09.2017 | Mark Galeotti
Conspiracy theories dominate East-West relations: time for realism
New article by Mark Galeotti for Raam op Russia   about the latest big Russian-Belarusian military exercise Zapad-2017.
26.09.2017 | Benjamin Tallis
Benjamin Tallis chairing pre-election debate
Benjamin Tallis is chairing the Seznam pre-election debate of Andrej Babiš, Jan Hamáček and Luděk Niedermayer. It is so far the only English pre-election debate.
06.09.2017 | Mark Galeotti
Moscow's mercenaries reveal the privatisation of Russian geopolitics
"Further revelations regarding the role of Russian private military contractors in Syria exposes how, under Putin, “state” and “private” are often one and the same thing," writes Mark Galeotti for openDemocracy.
28.08.2017 | Mark Galeotti
A Midsummer Night's Crackdown
"It has sent a chill through Russia's artistic community. It's caused widespread outrage and dismay. It's sparked fears that a new round of repression could be on the way. With the arrest of Kirill Serebrennikov, one of Russia's most prominent living film and theater directors, the Kremlin seems to have crossed a frightening line. Mark Galeotti was among the guests of Power Vertical Podcast taking look at the Serebrennikov case and what it signifies.

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