Tagged: Russia

Mikhail Gorbachev’s resignation in 1991 marked the beginning of a new era for the beleaguered nations of Eastern Europe. (Photo: The Gorbachev Foundation)

Our Friends to the East

With Britain facing a difficult few years in terms of diplomacy, we can find valuable allies among the nations of Eastern Europe. On 25 December 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev , declaring that the nation he...

A military demonstration in Tehran displays the Sahab-3 missile near a picture of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in 2008. (Photo: Hasan Sarbakhshian/Associated Press)

Deal or No Deal?

In 2015, President Barack Obama led a global effort to restrict Iran. However, closer inspection reveals that the Iran Deal enables the country to obtain what it wants most: a nuclear weapon. On 14...

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...

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...

Communism is Coming.

Our new writer, Henry Davies, ponders whether communism is merely a natural stage in the political and economic evolution of a nation, and whether one day, it will be heading to our green and...

Freedom Of Expression is being killed in Russia

You may have seen Filibuster’s Twitter coverage on the recent assassination of Boris Nemtsov. Jack Mountford explains compares how our freedoms compare to the dying flower of free speech in Putin’s Russia. Where In The World? By Jack...

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