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Alexey Fenenko

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Alexey Fenenko is an associate professor at the Faculty of World Politics of the Moscow State University. Previously, he was a leading researcher at the Institute of International Security Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2004-2013), a project coordinator at the Academic Educational Forum on International Relations and a co-editor for ˝International Trends˝ magazine (2004-2011). He has a Doctorate in History (2003).

26.10.2016

Is an armed conflict between Russia and the U.S. possible?

Is an armed conflict between Russia and the U.S. possible?

A conflict between Moscow and Washington has been brewing since the collapse of the Soviet Union. In many ways, the current period is more dangerous than the Cold War period

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05.04.2016

Three ways for peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Three ways for peaceful resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Now that current attempts at resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have proven ineffective, it’s time to consider other alternatives that can bring the conflicting sides to the negotiating table in a meaningful way

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29.03.2016

Why is Russia skipping the Nuclear Security Summit in 2016?

Why is Russia skipping the Nuclear Security Summit in 2016?

Russia’s decision not to attend the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit is based on concerns that the U.S. is trying to take a more aggressive role in limiting the maneuvering room of legitimate nuclear powers

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12.02.2016

Russia looks for partners among the German elite

Russia looks for partners among the German elite

If the visit of a top Bavarian politician to Moscow is any indication, Russia could be searching for ways to reconfigure the Russian-German partnership to its geopolitical advantage

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30.09.2015

Why Russia faces an uphill battle in forming an anti-ISIS coalition

Why Russia faces an uphill battle in forming an anti-ISIS coalition

With Russia having started its first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, creating a global anti-ISIS coalition of the type envisioned by Russia is out of the question, for the simple reason that each country perceives the threat differently

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18.09.2015

25 years after reunification, Germany must make tough choice about Russia

25 years after reunification, Germany must make tough choice about Russia

The Ukrainian crisis has aggravated Russian-German relations. This impacts negatively not only the situation of Russia but also the status of Germany in international politics

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01.09.2015

Why Germany and France are taking on new roles in the Ukraine crisis

Why Germany and France are taking on new roles in the Ukraine crisis

Top leaders in France and Germany are making it clear that they are still determined to stick to the Minsk Agreements regardless of the fragile nature of these agreements and escalation in Donbas

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12.08.2015

Why the Kremlin feels threatened by the prospect of an international tribunal

Why the Kremlin feels threatened by the prospect of an international tribunal

With Russia's veto of the UN Security Council resolution to set up an international tribunal on MH17, the Kremlin and White House could be headed on a potential collision course over international law

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09.07.2015

How the US military plans to neutralize Russia

How the US military plans to neutralize Russia

The new military strategy of the United States, which now includes Russia in the list of top threats, indicates that Washington is trying to maintain its global influence that was established after the collapse of the Soviet Union

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16.06.2015

The myth of 'hybrid war' in Ukraine

The myth of 'hybrid war' in Ukraine

The West continues to suggest that Russia is engaged in a furtive “hybrid war” in Ukraine in an attempt to destabilize the country. But Russia has no interest in creating a new frozen conflict

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27.05.2015

There are no easy answers for the Eastern Partnership

There are no easy answers for the Eastern Partnership

While the EU’s plans for the Eastern Partnership appear to have largely been put on hold for now, Russia still views the Eastern Partnership as a challenge and threat in the Baltic and Black Sea regions

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12.05.2015

Russian-German relations: A renewed dialogue?

Russian-German relations: A renewed dialogue?

With German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent visit to Moscow, the Kremlin hopes for a revival of an effective German-Russian dialogue

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21.04.2015

Donbas: A limited war for a total revision of the Cold War order

Donbas: A limited war for a total revision of the Cold War order

The armed conflict in Ukraine is starting to resemble a “limited war” of the 18th century more than a modern 21st century “total war”

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10.03.2015

Ukraine is divided in two, with or without Russia

Ukraine is divided in two, with or without Russia

One year after Crimea was incorporated by Russia, signs of political, ethnic and territorial fragmentation are everywhere in Ukraine. If this continues, Ukraine could become a “frozen” state

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20.02.2015

Reality and myths of the Putin Doctrine in the post-Soviet space

Reality and myths of the Putin Doctrine in the post-Soviet space

The Eurasian Economic Union will attempt to become Russia’s main lever of integration and influence in the post-Soviet space. Russia, though, is not yet ready for a radical revision of the boundaries of the former Soviet Union

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03.02.2015

After Ukraine: The potential for conflict between Russia and NATO

After Ukraine: The potential for conflict between Russia and NATO

The conflict in Ukraine has demonstrated how both Russia and NATO are using the post-Soviet space as a new geopolitical battleground to resolve issues left unsettled after the conclusion of the Cold War

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15.01.2015

Russia's new best friend in the Arctic could be Denmark

Russia's new best friend in the Arctic could be Denmark

Denmark could be Russia’s best choice of Arctic partner in the resolution of many strategically important issues, including the regaining of the Soviet Arctic sector

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29.07.2014

An inside look at Moscow's evolving Ukrainian strategy

An inside look at Moscow's evolving Ukrainian strategy

With the downing of the Malaysian Boeing 777, the escalation over Ukraine is reaching a critical stage and leading to a reassessment of the Kremlin’s long-term policy towards Ukraine

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02.06.2014

The good, the bad and the ugly: Three scenarios for Ukraine

The good, the bad and the ugly: Three scenarios for Ukraine

The election of Petro Poroshenko complicates matters for Russia, which must find a new way to resolve the crisis in Eastern Ukraine. Here’s how the rest of the year might play out

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03.04.2014

Don’t tease the bear: Russia’s retaliatory sanctions have teeth

Don’t tease the bear: Russia’s retaliatory sanctions have teeth

If the sanctions imposed by the West over Russia’s annexation of Crimea start to hit the Russian economy, it could lead Moscow to consider a set of strong retaliatory measures

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