Alexey Ilin
Alexey Ilin, BA in International Relations (Altai State University, 2012), MA in International Affairs (Texas A&M University, 2015). Fulbright scholar in 2013-2015. Currently works as a staff intern with the Kennan Institute of Wilson Center. Areas of interest include international security, grand strategy, Russia-U.S relations, the Middle East, and international law. Publishedin New Eastern Europe, Circus Bazaar, The Conversation and The Washington Post.

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No More Rise of China?

No More Rise of China?

By Alexey Ilin & Eugenia Shuvaeva The 19th century was a century of China’s humiliation, the 20th was a century of China’s revival, and the 21st will be the century of China’s domination.” This saying by an unknown Chinese politician...

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Donbass Endgame: How this war can end now.

Donbass Endgame: How This War Can End Now.

Food and medical supplies are exhausted, economies from both side of Ukraine’s eastern border are crumbling, and the only hope to end this conflict may be the hopelessness itself. [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he conflict in Eastern Ukrai...

by Alexey Ilin

OPEC Decision to Cause Oil Shock for Russia

OPEC Decision to Cause Oil Shock for Russia.

The OPEC refusal to decrease oil production and a subsequent price fall to a 4-year low make the future of Russian economy tenuous. Since July 2014, the Russian ruble depreciated to the U.S. dollar by 45%, and the economic growth stalled...

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Alleged Document leak shows U.S. to increase military aid to Ukraine.

Alleged Document leak shows U.S. to increase military aid to Ukraine.

The Ukrainian hacktivist group CyberBerkut recently published an alleged leak of American and Ukrainian official documents, showing Washington’s plans to provide the Ukrainian army and navy with an additional $25 million in military aid....

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The Islamic State and Chechnya: Disturbing Similarities

The active anti-terror operation that took place in Chechnya in 1999-2000 involved approximately 80,000 Russian troops and cost the Russian government billions of dollars to raise its economy from the ashes. By comparison, Chechnya is ne...

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