is a professor at the Institute of Government and Politics, University of Tartu. His areas of expertise include Russian foreign and security policies, in particular towards the European Union and in common neighbourhood areas.
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Russia’s development assistance, with a focus on Africa
Andrey Makarychev ,
29 August 2014
This policy brief explains Russia’s development assistance policy – mainly towards Africa – as an effect of the country’s global commitments and socialisation dynamics, on the one hand, and Moscow’s growing interest in exploring the potential of soft power as an indispensable element of its diplomacy, since both aspects are interrelate...
Civilian protection in Russia: legal issues and political interpretations
12 December 2012
Russia’s problems with the implementation of IHL reflect a wider set of problems with the country’s deficient political system, including the lack of parliamentary control over executive power, the weakness of Russia’s political parties, the Kremlin’s control over the mass media, electoral fraud, and the state’s crusade against indepen...