Russia

  • Keep your friends close

    In what some will see as the latest step in the political ladder to Cold War version 2.0, Russia has been denied a place on the UN’s Human Rights Council after the UN General Assembly failed to vote for it as one of 14 new members. Brazil, China, Cuba,...
  • Breaking the Ice

    With the melting of the Arctic icecap and opening of new sea lanes (see previous article here), many countries are expecting to benefit from the upcoming development of economic activities in the High North, ranging from shipping to mining, to drilling. However, the Arctic’s harsh climate often renders these activities...
  • Photo of Russian Gay Couple wins World Press Photo 2015

    Danish photographer Mads Nissen has won this year’s World Press Photo of the Year. The photo shows Jon (21) and Alex  (25), a gay couple, in an intimate moment. In the last years, the world has come face to face with the reality for LGBT people in Russia, who...
  • Arctic resources to boost Russia’s pivot to Asia

    The West is not the only global player to have its eyes on Asia. Russia is looking to become a key energy supplier for the Chinese and Indian markets and will use its Arctic gas to do so. Russia aims to diversify its oil and gas exports which have...
  • diplomacy and social media

    Diplomacy in the age of social media

    That social media has revolutionized the way we communicate in every aspect is certainly not news to us. Not only individuals, but also companies, public administrations, newspapers, TV shows and decision makers fell in the vortex of this fast, rich and free way to communicate with a potentially infinite...
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