The recent launch by Russia of a new information site, called Sputnik, coupled with the launch of a British edition of the Russia Today television channel is stirring debate about a gathering ‘information war’ between Russia and the West. NEW
The new Ukrainian authorities have taken the courageous, and perilous, decision to disarm the militants still controlling the centre of Kiev and creating problems in many regions.
(3 April 2014)
2014-03-15 Beyond Ukraine - A wider energy contest
As Russia and West battle over Ukraine and Crimea, energy is at the core of the debate. It’s and old history of geopolitical and economic opportunism , in which Ukraine risks becoming a collateral victim.