Profile

Dmitry Polikanov

Biography

Vice President of The PIR-Center and Chairman of Trialogue International Club. Author of more than 100 publications on conflict management, peacekeeping, arms control, international relations and foreign policy. Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the International Sociological Association, the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center Research Council.

26.02.2015

Russia is not yet ready to Spring ahead with new protests

Russia is not yet ready to Spring ahead with new protests

With the large-scale “Spring” rally scheduled for this weekend, there is an increasing feel of worry among Russia’s population about the future of the country. So what’s next and how will the Kremlin respond to the demand for change?

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05.12.2014

These are the major highlights from Vladimir Putin's year-end speech

These are the major highlights from Vladimir Putin's year-end speech

In his much-anticipated year-end address, Russian President Vladimir Putin did not make any major surprise announcements about Russian domestic or foreign policy. Instead, he focused on themes related to patience and stability

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28.08.2014

Ukraine, the country that cries wolf?

Ukraine, the country that cries wolf?

The ongoing controversy about the direct involvement of the Russian army in any hostilities in Ukraine – usually framed in the context of “aggression” and “invasion” – is alarming. It only aggravates the crisis and destroys any fragile hopes for peace

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19.02.2014

Crisis In Ukraine: A Turn For The Worst

Crisis In Ukraine: A Turn For The Worst

Ukraine’s descent into violence ups the ante for both the government and the protestors, reinforcing the “all-or-nothing” paradigm of the conflict and dimming the possibility of a negotiated resolution

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11.02.2014

Nuland-Pyatt phone call fallout: Who stands to benefit?

Nuland-Pyatt phone call fallout: Who stands to benefit?

The apparently hacked phone call between U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt has stoked tensions around the Ukrainian crisis

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20.12.2013

Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Parole: Putin’s Checkmate

Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Parole: Putin’s Checkmate

As Mikhail Khodorkovsky, former Yukos head imprisoned since 2003, readies to leave for Germany, RD expert Dmitry Polikanov sheds light on the president's motivating principles and the effect on his image

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06.12.2013

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s lifelong fight for freedom, justice and equality influenced generations of political leaders around the globe

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13.09.2013

The Putin op-ed: Sophisticated propaganda or diplomatic triumph?

The Putin op-ed: Sophisticated propaganda or diplomatic triumph?

While Vladimir Putin’s op-ed article in the New York Times has generated a wave of applause from Russia, it has led to irritated comments from U.S. politicians still in favor of military intervention

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07.08.2013

The real meaning of Obama’s symbolic gesture to the Kremlin

The real meaning of Obama’s symbolic gesture to the Kremlin

With expectations for the Moscow summit already low, Obama’s decision may not be as disappointing as it appears at first

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