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Charles Grant is director of the Centre for European Reform.
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After the recent Valdai Club meeting with Russian leaders, Charles Grant fears any attempt to push Russia towards a liberal democracy would be counter-productive. What the West can and should do is influence Russia's behaviour on the international stage.
Both the European Union and Russia need to learn an important lesson from the Ukraine crisis: how to reconcile strategic interests and political values in order to help Ukraines people realise their own aspirations.
How do Iranians see the world its foreign policy establishment, its dissident intellectuals, and its ordinary people? Charles Grant, recently in Tehran for a week's discussions, presents a vivid portrait of a political system under pressure.
The unofficial pact between Russias parliament and its business oligarchs has been an important element in the countrys recent political stability and economic progress. Now, Russias president Vladimir Putin is targeting executives of the giant Yukos oil corporation including its ambitious head, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, interviewed here. Are both pact and progress now at risk?
The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, is treading a fine line in his relations with the United States and the European Union. Will he side with France or the US at the Security Council? Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Reform, quizzes Moscows political elite.
In the aftermath of 11 September, the world has focused on America’s diplomatic and military response. Before, other security issues – missile defence, the Balkans and the future of NATO – dominated the headlines. How will this agenda appear when it re-emerges from the smoke of battle?