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...
On 19 January Sir Malcolm Rifkind, former UK Foreign Secretary, and Dr Igor Ivanov, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, spoke at RUSI’s first Russia- UK bilateral on security challenges.
In cancelling South Stream in exchange for a deal with Turkey, Russia is attempting to maintain the economic benefits of a share of the European gas market whilst steering clear of the sticky political issues that accompany it.
Exasperated at the lack of air support to from the United States to fight ISIS, the Iraqi government has purchased second-hand Sukhoi fighter jets from Russia and Belarus. But how effective will they be in confronting the Jihadist threat on Baghdad’s door?