Richard Sakwa

Russia Sanctions: Congress Obstructs Trump’s ‘One Good Policy’

August 2, 2017

Blaming Russia for the 2016 election outcome is an “extraordinarily dangerous game that’s leading us into a very dangerous new Cold War with a nuclear power,” says Richard Sakwa, professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent

Russians See Sanctions Regime as a Blessing in Disguise

August 1, 2017

Despite existing sanctions against Russia, German exports to Russia have gone up by twenty percent, and investments are increasing in the domestic economy, says Richard Sakwa, professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent

NATO Exercises Encircling Russia: U.S. Might be Sleepwalking into a Doomsday Scenario

June 9, 2016
On Monday, NATO launched its largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War. 31,000 troops are currently taking part in the training in Poland. European countries along the Russian border, including Poland and the Baltic states, want “reassurance” of the “commitment of the US to the NATO alliance.” But Richard Sakwa, professor at…