Diplomacy and Raids

Diplomacy and Raids

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 6 November 2017 Diplomacy and Raids The breakthrough of October and November brought some significant Russian actions on the Syrian front – both military and diplomatic ones. Even though Russia has succeeded in the first issue, it seems that it...
Libya: Moscow’s diplomatic offensive

Libya: Moscow’s diplomatic offensive

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 13 October 2017 Libya: Moscow’s diplomatic offensive Russia is modifying its policy towards Libya. It does not put everything on General Khalifa Haftar anymore, but rather tries to take the position of an arbiter. This can be observed not...
Kremlin vs. Foreign Ministry. Conflict or Game?

Kremlin vs. Foreign Ministry. Conflict or Game?

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 10 October 2017 Kremlin vs. Foreign Ministry. Conflict or Game? According to some media, as well as political analysts, the position of Sergei Lavrov is weakening. So far, the head of Russian diplomacy was considered to be one of the major...
“Soft power” budget cuts

“Soft power” budget cuts

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 12 August 2017 “Soft power” budget cuts At the end of July, Russian and foreign media informed about cuts to state funding for organizations and foundations which promote Russian foreign policy and support the Russian diaspora in the...
Moscow Insists on the Dacha Issue

Moscow Insists on the Dacha Issue

RUSSIA MONITOR Date: 19 July 2017 Moscow Insists on the Dacha Issue Refraining from reacting after the expulsion of more than 30 Russian diplomats from the United States seems to be one of the strongest arguments for how much the Kremlin had hoped for fruitful...