Russia’s post-war dilemmas in Ukraine

In regard of the war in Ukraine, Russia’s main challenge going forward is to find the equilibrium between strategic overestimation and underestimation. “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the

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Dramatic Government Reorganization in Moscow

The Russian government announced last week a massive shakeup of its senior staff. Several ministers in civilian sectors such as energy, agriculture, industry and trade, and transportation were relieved of their positions,

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Putin’s Swagger

The past week saw swagger return to the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s walk as he strode into the Kremlin Palace to take the oath of allegiance to the Russian Constitution to begin

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Putin and the Insanity Gambit

When I was in graduate school, a small group of my peers and I spent considerable time examining the circumstances under which it would be possible for one nuclear power to launch

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