opinion poll

  • Ukraine’s impossible choices

    Russian president Vladimir Putin suggested last weekend that he may be open to negotiating a ceasefire if Ukraine concedes large

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  • The Russian threat: views among Dutch are polarised

    The Clingendael Foreign Affairs Barometer asked over 23,000 people in the Netherlands to what extent Russia posed a threat to Europe and what they thought about our treaty obligations as NATO members and about Dutch imports of Russian gas. More than 35% see Russia as a threat, while 27% don't perceive Russian as a threat to Europe's security and 38% have a neutral view or don't know. Public opinions on Russia apparently are highly polarised, but no longer along the traditional left-right dividing line as at the time of the Cold War.