In 2017, the US launched an ineffective cruise missile attack Syria’s Shayrat airbase in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack. So, what can the Western powers do now to deter the Assad regime from repeating last week’s chlorine gas attack on Douma?
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was scheduled to visit Moscow this week. His trip has now been cancelled, partly because he wishes to intensify diplomatic pressure on Russia, but also because he is keen to persuade the new US administration about the virtues of foreign and security policy coordination.
After the resignation of Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s national security advisor, there seems to have been a tone change in the president’s team. There appears to be a greater readiness to admit that fixing the US–Russia relationship will be much more difficult than initially envisaged.
Researchers from the Budapest-based Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration and Democracy (CEID)
On 2 February 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin lands in the Hungarian capital of Budapest to meet Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. This is their third bilateral meeting in three years: Putin was in Budapest in 2015, Orbán travelled to Moscow a year after, and this time it is again the Russian president’s turn to come to Hungary. But, given the new president in the White House, this particular...
The assassination of Andrei Karlov, the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, by a Turkish policeman has brought into focus the hugely deleterious impact of the Syrian war upon neighbouring states and the wider region.
Peter E. Harrell, Tom Keatinge, Sarah Lain, and Elizabeth Rosenberg
This report examines Russian aggression and election intrusion, how current and future sanctions can serve as a countermeasure, and how Europe can maintain a united front on sanctions even as the EU...