Andreas Umland

Commentary

Kiev has a chance to move toward the European Union, but its political closure could prevent that.

Russian popular and elite opinion is becoming more hostile to the United States. It could lead to a renewed cold war—or worse.

Is a new Moscow-Washington conflict in the cards? Growing Russian nationalism and assertive Kremlin policies threaten to usher in a new era of competition.

Six Russia-watchers weigh in on the Russian elections, the internal state of the country, and Vladimir Putin's nomination of a successor.

After Vladimir Putin’s announcement today that he would support Dimitri Medvedev to be the next Russian president, Nikolas K. Gvosdev gives some perspective.

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April 20, 2014