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.
European Russians and Russian Europeans: Political Attitudes and Expectations of the Anti-War Migrants
Hundreds of thousands of highly qualified and politically active Russians have left the country due to the war in Ukraine. They are likely to...
A regime transition in action: Bloody January in Kazakhstan
The events that unfolded in January 2022 shook many Kazakhstanis who had been praising themselves as the most politically stable and...
“When truthfulness and honour are not enough”
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 1/2022. Historical disputes are reflected in Russia's international tensions, but there are also more than two “truths”...
Migration shaping the economic and political development of Eurasia
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 4/2021. Russia is the fourth most important destination country with about ten million immigrants, but it is also a key...
Automation in media and data-driven journalism: A view from Russia
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 3/2021. Data-driven journalism has rapidly changed the production and consumption of news. This change is usually analysed...
Putin in Reverse, or, Talking about Aleksei Navalny
ALEKSANTERI iNSIGHT 2/2021. What do Vladimir Putin and Aleksei Navalny have in common? As it turns out, quite a bit.
Sustainability of authoritarianism in Eastern Europe
ALEKSANTERI INSIGHT 1/2021. Within the EU, there lives a hope that Eastern Europe’s authoritarian development will change its course as a result...
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...