Tagged: Putin

Ramzan Kadyrov, the incumbent Head of the Chechen Republic. (Photo: The Economist)

Cut-throat Kadyrov

Ramzan Kadyrov has ruled the Russian republic of Chechnya with an iron fist for 9 years. Akshay Narayan explains why he needs to go. Who is Ramzan Kadyrov? Ramzan Kadyrov is to the Kremlin...

SU-34 jets taking off from Khmeimim airbase near Latakia, Syria, and heading back to Russia. (Photo: Russian Defence Ministry)

Mission Accomplished

Russian forces have begun to withdraw from Syria. Akshay Narayan examines why Vladimir Putin’s decision may benefit the peace process. In a surprise decision on Monday 14th March, Vladimir Putin announced that the majority...

#INtogether – Britain needs to remain an internationalist force for good (Photo: Jon Danzig)

Beyond the Numbers

Matt Gillow looks beyond the numbers and sums to make a case for Britain staying in the EU. We’ve all heard the facts. Both the “Vote Leave” campaign and the “Stronger In” side have...

Bomb Syria at Your Own Risk

France is posturing for war and Britain looks set to join them. Matthew Howlett argues that David Cameron would be making a mistake to do the same. Needless to say, the brutal and tragic...

Russian warplanes have gone into action in Syria not merely to hinder Isis but to rebuild President Assad’s regime and destroy all remaining opposition. (Photo: BBC)

Cry Havoc! And Let Slip The Bear Of War!

Russia has begun conducting air strikes in Syria, but the West should not stop them. Assad’s removal is no longer possible. The last month has seen Vladimir Putin’s Russia begin a campaign of airstrikes in...

The Second Cold War

Tensions between NATO and Russia have been rising ever since the Russian annexation of Crimea in early 2014 and the ensuing Ukraine crisis. A second Cold War appears to be inevitable, so what should...

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