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About Fyodor Lukyanov

Fyodor Lukyanov is editor-in-chief of Russia in Global Affairs (founded in 2002), a journal published in Russian and English with the participation of Foreign Affairs. Fyodor is an experienced journalist and political analyst who has worked in the past for different Russian newspapers, TV and radio stations.  

Articles by Fyodor Lukyanov

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Talking point: the logic of Russian foreign policy

What factors drive foreign policy in Russia? Who drives it? And in whose interests - the elites or ordinary people? Marie Mendras and Fyodor Lukyanov join oDRussia editor Oliver Carroll for a debate in Paris.

Fears and threats in the realm of fantasy

Cold War weapons remain an important political tool in the 21st century, if only because it’s easier to deal with imaginary problems than real ones. Fydor Lukyanov wonders whether the world’s political elite will ever get around to tackling more actual and pressing concerns. 

Putin, Russia and the West: beyond stereotype

Yesterday saw the final episode of ‘Putin, Russia and the West’ aired on BBC2. The four-part documentary has attracted a huge amount of criticism — yet most of it has been undeserved, says Fydor Lukyanov. Those who watch the films with an open mind will see they contribute much to our understanding of recent political history, in particular the phenomenon of Vladimir Putin.

Reading the World, Rewiring Institutions

The collapse of the USSR and the invasion of Iraq rather than 9/11 and the Georgian war changed the world.  This is the contention of Fyodor Lukyanov, the editor of "Russia in Global Affairs".   Faced with growing general chaos and dysfunctional institutions, Russia had no choice but to increase its own strength, he explains in his response to Roderic Lyne's article "Reading Russia, Rewiring the West".
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