Russia: Putin’s Hollow Victory

March 2018 saw Vladimir Putin re-elected as Russian President. As he begins his new six year mandate he is, however, facing a series of inter-connected problems which are largely the product of the policies he has put in place, and which it seems he will find increasingly hard to manage using the political and military … Continue reading Russia: Putin’s Hollow Victory

Iceland: Early Parliamentary Elections and a New Government

The recent parliamentary elections in Iceland have produced an increasingly fragmented political landscape, and a new government made up out of an unlikely left-right coalition of political opposites.   The Independence Party - Decline without Fall? Early parliamentary elections took place in on 28 October following the collapse of the three-party coalition headed by Bjarni … Continue reading Iceland: Early Parliamentary Elections and a New Government