Mathieu Boulègue: I don’t see European policy toward Russia, apart from the policy of sanctions

A member of “European Dialogue” Expert Group Nickolay Petrov interviewed Mathieu Boulègue, a research fellow at Chatham House and an expert in Eurasian security and defence issues as well as in Russia’s domestic and foreign policy. They discussed the EU-Russia relations, the situation in Ukraine and how the international order will look like after Brexit

Levente Littvay: I had to work hard in sorting out how I personally feel about political actors I agree with ideologically but find them to be quite populist.

So, recently we observed the elections in two countries with the populist government. In Poland PiS won elections, while in Hungary Viktor Orbán’s center-left challenger became a mayor of Budapest. What may explain the difference? When citizens remain faithful to populist government and when they turn its back on them? I have to admit that I know a bit more about…

Most of the strategic challenges for Russia and the EU are likely to come from the changing international context

Sabine Fischer got the Interview with Andrey Kortunov, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, about challenges, opportunities, priorities and future of European Security — The EU-Russia Expert Network devoted its 10th meeting exclusively to the role that the EU and Russia play in European Security — at a time when there is practically no prospect of common ground…

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