'russia' Category

  • Ukraine: Notes on a Crisis Made in the West

    May 27, 2014

    Last week I was in Izmir, Turkey for the 2nd European Workshops in International Studies, and I was asked to join a roundtable discussion on Ukraine and its implications for “security governance” in Europe. In preparing my contribution I found it quite difficult to find critical accounts of the crisis that adequately acknowledged the West’s […]

  • Yeltsin Dies

    April 23, 2007

    The BBC reports that former Russian president Boris Yeltsin has died. Cue nonsense about how great a leader he was: He won international acclaim as a defender of democracy when in August 1991 he mounted a tank in Moscow, rallying the people against an attempt to overthrow Mr Gorbachev’s era of glasnost and perestroika. Sure […]

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