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Point of View | | Jadwiga Rogoża
Dmitry Medvedev’s presidency was an experiment carried out by the Russian ruling elite. Even though the new president has been a loyal member of the ruling camp, this decision involved certain risk that the extensive constitutional…
OSW Commentary | | Marcin Kaczmarski, Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
In recent months work on the establishment of the Russian development assistance system has been accelerated. This move proves that the Kremlin attaches weight to activity in this area which is an element of soft power politics, the…
OSW Commentary | | Tomasz Dąborowski
Bulgaria and Russia are entering the final phase of setting the conditions of their co-operation in the energy sector. A new gas contract is being negotiated because the currently applicable agreements will have expired by the end of…
OSW Studies | | Marek Menkiszak
Russia is facing a difficult choice regarding its further policy towards the Afghan problem. It seems that Moscow has no coherent or consistent strategy. It is likely that the Russian ruling elite, like expert circles, is divided on…
OSW Commentary | | Marcin Kaczmarski
Russia's policy towards the Middle East is instrumental. Its activity in the region has been growing since the middle of the last decade, and its aim is to help Moscow achieve its objectives in other areas, particularly in its…
Point of View | | Marcin Kaczmarski
The changes which have taken place in Russian-US relations are not durable. The two parties have not resolved their major disputes (for example, regarding missile defence), and any differences are hushed up for tactical reasons.
OSW Commentary | | Wojciech Górecki

Over the last year, the situation in Russia’s North Caucasus has become further destabilised. Attacks and armed clashes happen daily, and destabilisation is spreading to an increasingly large area. The extent of violence in the region…