Ekaterina Schulmann: The Russian Political System in Transition
NERVOUS ELITE: The Russian elite is preparing for a change of power in 2024. The elite is struggling with declining legitimacy among ordinary people, but so far the people's dissatisfaction is reflected in apathy.
DISARMAMENT: With the Trump administration's termination of the INF agreement, the world seems to be losing an important framework for weapons control and nuclear disarmament. The danger of new rearmament is immediate. But what if the agreement is continued in a new and more ambitious version?
: FIVE YEARS AFTER: There is little hero worship or Russian propaganda to be traced in Oleg's Choice – a documentary that shows the everyday lives of Russian soldiers and volunteers fighting in Ukraine.
: Their Own Republic caused a bit of a stir at the Lisbon Film Festival last year, due to the film's somewhat pro-Russian stance. Nevertheless, it provides an interesting insight into a side of the Ukrainian conflict that is rarely mentioned in Western media.
: What can the Western bloc do to improve the cool relationship with the great power in the east, asks Manfred Huterer, diplomat at the German embassy in Warsaw. Is an open dialogue and mutual respect between the West and Russia possible?
: According to our government, the major NATO exercise taking place in Central Norway these days will give us a sense of security. But does the course NATO has staked out in recent years give a sense of security?
NERVOUS ELITE / The Russian elite is preparing for a change of power in 2024. The elite struggles with declining legitimacy among ordinary people, but so far, people's dissatisfaction is reflected in apathy.
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