For Russia the war with Ukraine is akin to a self-imposed nuclear strike
The end of the war and ensuring the security of Donbass residents – will be the real path to the peace.
There must be a legitimate referendum on the future of Crimea under strict international control.
Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War was a glaring mistake. Taking part in the domestic fight between Sunnis and Shiites is the immediate threat to Russian citizens' security.
Economic reforms in Russia in the 1990s built the base for the Putin system where the authorities, property and business have been merged together.
In Huawei’s case, Russia is making a principled choice for many years to come. In terms of technology, and, consequently, from an economic perspective, this choice will transform Russia into a satellite of China.
Why Putin System is so
How did a political system appear,
which has resulted in the war against Ukraine?
Economic reforms in the 1990s
A new book
by Grigory Yavlinsky
Columbia University Press, 2019
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