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Fyodor Lukyanov

Fyodor Lukyanov is editor in chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs, Chairman of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.

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Eurasian Way Out of the European Crisis

I have already written before that having emerged from the Cold War, Europe lost the post-war peace. The continent is on the verge of strategic degradation that may either become a caricature of military-political division into opposing blocs or a time of disquieting uncertainty. The military-political conflict over Ukraine can escalate as well.

Editor's column

How Russia Can Learn From Helsinki

The 40th anniversary of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe passed almost unnoticed in Russia. Probably because the date falls during the most systemically unstable period in Europe since the declaration was signed.

What the West Gets Wrong About Russia

Vladimir Putin is no longer in control. Fear of what comes after him is.

Arming Ukraine Is Unnecessary and Dangerous

The conflict in Ukraine poses a complex problem for Western policy-makers. Responses have included sanctions on Russia, the suspension of institutional formats for relations between the West and Russia, and a diplomatic effort resulting in the Minsk agreements.

Social Commons: a new alternative to neoliberalism

In this paper, I want to propose a conceptual shift towards ‘social commons’ in order to focus on participatory and democratic decision-making, as well as on the collective dimension and the necessary protection of society itself.

Just War and Humanitarian Intervention

In this paper, I present a version of just war theory and try to expand it to include a normative analysis of humanitarian intervention.