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Russia’s Putin removes defence Minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin has removed Sergei Shoigu as the country's defence minister. He's being moved to a role as secretary of Russia's Security Council. Editor of the Atlantic Council's Ukraine Alert blog in Kyiv - Peter Dickinson - says it may show Russia is expecting a lengthy conflict.

todayMay 13, 2024 11


Russia has tightened its hold over the Sahel region – and now it’s looking to Africa’s west coast

    By Olumba E. Ezenwa, Royal Holloway University of London and John Sunday Ojo, University of Portsmouth   Armed troops in Niger overthrew the government in July 2023, seizing power for themselves. The following months were rife with speculation that the military government would align with Moscow and possibly form ties with the Russian military or its associates. This has now become a reality, to the detriment of western […]

todayMay 2, 2024 10


How conspiracy theories help to maintain Vladimir Putin’s grip on power in Russia

  By Gemma Ware, The Conversation   As Russians head to the polls on March 15 for the presidential election, conspiracy theories are swirling everywhere. In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we speak to a disinformation expert about the central role these theories play in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. As soon as the death of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny in a Siberian penal colony was announced in February, […]

todayMarch 15, 2024 10