This week have a look at the EU's mistaken strategy of sidelining Russia when engaging Ukraine. Who will be the next mayor of Sochi? No one knows – the race is turning into a real political battle. Also a conversation with Adrian Blomfield of the Telegraph. And more...
This week we look at the nature of street protests and rallies across Russia reacting to the government’s anti-crisis measures. Also, Kyrgyzstan’s decision to end the American presence at its Manas airbase – more paradigm shift in Central Asia. Plus, an interview with the new editor of the Moscow News – Tim Wall.
This week we have a look at the first Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama encounter. Have they really hit the reset button? Also, is it the end of the American automotive industry? What is the condition of Russia’s auto sector? Additionally, can the G20 group nations help solve the global economic slump? We interview Yaroslav Lissovolik from Deutsche Bank to find out.
This week we have a look at an issue in which some very real progress has been made in resetting Russia-US relations: strategic arms control. Also, why is the EU making a push to expand its influence in the post-Soviet era? Additionally, NATO makes a huge mistake with its war games in Georgia. Plus, some thoughts remembering the end of the Second World War in Europe 64 years ago.
This week on In Context we have look why gun control is needed now more than ever, and what should be done regarding Afghanistan? Its infrastructure and civil society are the chief issues before the US leaves. Have a listen to what Russia has to way on this.