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The IISS Russia and Eurasia programme focuses on the politics, political economy, and international relations of Russia and the other states of post-Soviet Eurasia.
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The ugly truth is that Russia, having annexed Crimea, can undermine any plan for Ukraine’s future if it chooses. But, Samuel Charap argues, collective action to address global challenges may well be the most significant victim of this crisis.
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Despite some hopes that it might play a constructive diplomatic role, Russia was never going to be part of the solution to the Syrian crisis – at least not on terms that the West and the Syrian opposition could accept.
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