• 25 ways of combatting propaganda without doing counter-propaganda
    Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer
    The director of the French Institut de recherche strategique de l’Ecole militaire (IRSEM) took to a subject little researched: how to combat pro-Kremlin propaganda without falling into the trap of doing counter-propaganda?
  • Russia Day as a symbol of propaganda schizophrenia
    Kseniya Kirillova
    After Putin called the Soviet collapse “the biggest geopolitical catastrophe” and the Russian propaganda has for years used the images of the Soviet past, it is getting increasingly more difficult to fit Russia Day into the general narrative.
  • Aftertaste of the protest
    Igor Solovey
    Hopes that the internal pressure in Russia will drive changes are utopian. The only chance is the external pressure to economically weaken Russia.
  • The passion for (and against) Trump
    James Kovpak
    We’ve passed the first hundred days, the president has returned from his first foreign trip, and now we have an idea of what the Trump administration will look like till the end of his first term, assuming he makes it that far. 
  • Are there "independent" media in Russia and why would Putin need them?
    Aleksandr Zhelenin
    Media seen as "objective" may be helping Putin to form the regime's positive image abroad when they publish information "leaked" by the authorities or interview controversial persons, the author suggests.
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup: Oh, sport! You are… what?
    Aleksandr Zhelenin
    The opponents of the 2018 FIFA World Cup (WFC) in Russia still have a chance to try and move the competition elsewhere or hold a large-scale boycott campaign.
  • Post Scriptum. Vengeance
    Sonya Koshkina
    Ukraine's leaders seem to have finally come to realise that vengeance must be taken on those responsible for the deaths on Maydan and other grave crimes of the Yanukovych clique. Otherwise, the tables can be turned on them.
  • What stands in the way of Ukraine’s arms exports to Iraq
    Andrey Starostin
    Whereas previously Russian arms exporters resorted to the costly tactic of information war, now this approach is used increasingly more often as the last argument in competition.
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