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

Norway: The Parliamentary Election Campaign – September 2017

Parliamentary elections took place in Norway on 11 September. The results for the main parties in the 169 seat were:   Labour Party (AP) 27.4% (-3.4%) 49 seats (-6)   Conservative Party (Hoyre) 25% (-1.8%) 45 seats (-3)   Progress Party (FrP) 15.2% (-1.2%) 27 seats (-2)   Centre Party (Sp) 10.3% (+4.8%) 19 seats … Continue reading Norway: The Parliamentary Election Campaign – September 2017