Andreas Kindsvater is the winner of the second RD essay contest and a student of the Munich School of Political Science / Bavarian School of Public Policy. He focuses on International Relations, specializing on Security Studies and Conflict Analysis.
With German Chancellor Angela Merkel repeatedly condemning Russia for its Ukraine policy, the rift between Russia and Germany becomes wider and more obvious. But is a Cold War-style confrontation between them really possible?Read more
The conflict in Eastern Ukraine may be primarily a standoff between Russia, Ukraine and the West, but it will unintentionally lead to the spread of nuclear weapons and undermine efforts in stopping global proliferationRead more
The Kremlin’s next strategic move might be to wait things out until the onset of winter, when both Ukraine and its Western supporters will be forced to bargain from a position of weaknessRead more
The Ukrainian crisis has accelerated the creation of a new multipolar order, in which states such as Russia and China are emerging as alternative centers of powerRead more