Aleksanteri Insight is a series of expert opinions, published by the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki since 2013. It presents in a short format analysis of specific issues, their underlying causes and implications in the Eurasian context. The expert views address different trends, grasp hidden agendas and provide context to popular media headlines.
Putin in Reverse, or, Talking about Aleksei Navalny
What do Vladimir Putin and Aleksei Navalny have in common? As it turns out, quite a bit.
Sustainability of authoritarianism in Eastern Europe
Within the EU, there lives a hope that Eastern Europe’s authoritarian development will change its course as a result of internal and external...
Russia: Bad Governance, Imperfect Recipes
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 4/2020. Numerous assessments demonstrate that Russia exhibits many features of bad governance. The political leaders and the...
Invisible minorities in the Georgian prison
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 3/2020 Beyond blatant ethno-racial inequity there are less visible dynamics of exclusion which connect ethnicity to class,...
Living or Leaving? Youth and the liveability of single-industry towns in the Russian Arctic
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 2/2020. In recent years, new loosely organised groups of young active people have appeared in northern industrial cities,...
Higher education in Russia and international academic cooperation – seeking trust
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 1/2020. International cooperation in higher education became more challenging once EU-Russia relations descended into crisis...
Russophone science fiction and utopias in the margins
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 6/2019. Instead of scientific speculations, unforeseen technologies, and extraterrestrial utopias, current Russian science...
Digital Russia Studies: What’s ahead for the Russian Studies community?
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 5/2019. For researchers investigating Russia, digitalisation has resulted in the emergence of a wealth of new big data...