The European elite are more afraid of defaults than Russians are of revolutions.
The Russian blogosphere is sharply divided over the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, with some people expressing vulgar joy at his passing, and others pouring out passionate eulogies.
An illuminating essay on historical developments in Russia's foreign policy over the last century that argues that only internal political collapse now has the chance to inaugurate a new foreign policy relevant to a post-crisis world.
Recent developments in Afghanistan suggest the New Great Game is intensifying in Central Asia.
Who will benefit from a second wave of privatisation in Russia?
Russia's youth are much less radical or politically active than Russia's retirees - putting up little resistance as officials gradually encroach upon their rights and entitlements.
The economic elites are turning to a neoliberal Keynesianism to save the crisis of capitalism, which is doomed to fail because it does not address its root causes.
The world systems analysis is failing to explain and respond to the current crisis in global capitalism.
The logic of Russian fascists has always stood in sharp contrast to the logic and traditions of the development of the nation.