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The Shooting Down of the Russian Plane

What are the ramifications of the shooting down of a Russian plane by Turkey? By Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori. (12/04/2015)

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Outsourcing Jihadists and Putin’s Foreign Policy

Essay analyzes Russian terrorism policy in the Middle East and Caucasus. By Prof. Dmitry V. Shlapentokh. (07/01/2015)

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Why the Bear is Back in Vietnam

Russian-Vietnam relations are warming up.  What are the reasons and ramifications?  By Rakesh Krishnan Simha.  (06/25/2015)

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Address Dedovshchina or Face the Consequences of a Weakened and Ineffective Military Apparatus

Policy memo evaluates and provides policy recommendations on the practice of harassing junior recruits by senior staff in the Russian military. By Lea Lavut. (08/13/2014)

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Nuclear Security: A Casualty of Moscow’s Involvement in Ukraine

Where does the nuclear situation lie in Russia now?  An analysis. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina (07/08/2014)

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Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich discusses Russia, Ukraine in IA Forum Interview

Interview with Dr. Yuri V. Urbanovich.who provides analyis of the crisis in Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia.  By Adriana Stephan. (04/16/2014)

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IA-Forum Interview: David Satter

IA-Forum speaks with David Satter, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, about Barack Obama’s recent visit to Moscow. By Marina Grushin (07/24/2009)
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European Ballistic Missile Defense: Competing Interests and Reluctant Partners

Author provides analysis of the European Ballistic Missile Defense issue and its impact on the key players involved. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina. (03/24/2009)
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Rebuilding America’s Relationship with Russia: Past Problems and Future Prescriptions

Paper that explores the U.S.-Russian relationship and prescribes steps to strengthen it. (3rd place Winner, IA-Forum Essay Competition). By Morgan Cohen. (01/31/2009)
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The Future of Russia-U.S. Relations

Paper that explores the Russia-U.S. relationship and its future. (2nd Place Winner of the 2009 IA-Forum Essay Competition). By Jerrod Vaughan. (01/31/2009)
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Positive-Sum Politics

Winner of the IA-Forum 2009 Spring Student Essay Competition, author examines the U.S. - Russian relationship. By Daniel Hemel. (01/31/2009)
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IA-Forum Interview: Jeffrey Mankoff

IA-Forum speaks with Jeffrey Mankoff, Associate Director of International Security Studies at Yale University and author of Russian Foreign Policy: the Return of Great Power Politics, about Russia’s relations with post-Soviet states and Western powers. By Marina Grushin. (03/11/09)
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IA-Forum Interview: Dr. Christopher Preble

IA-Forum speaks with Dr. Christopher Preble, director of foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, about Iraq and U.S. foreign policy issues. (IA-Forum, 08/29/2008)
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IA Forum Interview: Vladimer Papava

IA Forum speaks with Vladimer Papava, former Minister of Economy (1994-2000) and former Member of the Parliament (2004-2008) of the Republic of Georgia about the Georgia-Russia crisis. By Alexander Jackson. (08/14/2008)
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IA-Forum Interview: Edward Lucas

IA-Forum speaks with Edward Lucas, Central and Eastern Europe correspondent for the Economist, about his book 'The New Cold War.' (IA-Forum, 04/30/2008)
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Frostbitten: Decoding the Cold War, 20 Years Later

The magisterial Cambridge History of the Cold War views th (3/1/2010)
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A Still Darker Russia

Russia’s future is as uncertain as ever, writes Arkady Ost (12/1/2009)
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U.S., Russia Must Lead on Arms Control

The article underlines the crucial role of US and Russia i (10/1/2009)
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Turkey and Armenia: Soccer Diplomacy Shifting Rules are Creating a Zero-Sum Game

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EDITORIALS
Russian Adventurism, or Maintaining the Status Quo?

Don't be so quick to call Russia's actions agressive, writes Danny Hawkins. (11/04/2015)

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Kremlin’s Battling with Islamic State or Search for New Role

What factors are behind the Russian move in Syria? By Sandeep Tripathi. (10/19/2015)

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NATO, Russia, and the Security Dilemma

Is a security dilemma moving forward between NATO and Russia?  By Robert Souza.  (07/17/2015)

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Collateral effect of a Romania and Moldova Union

What are the potential effects and prospects for a Romania-Modova union?  By Georgii Kukhaleishvili. (06/02/2015)

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Zeman-Putin: bonded by business

What can be taken from Czech President Milosh Zeman's recent statement about Russia? By Georgii Kukhaleishvili. (05/25/2015)

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Was Ukrainian Crisis a result of NATO Eastward Expansion?

Ukraine is a primary comopent of Putin's concern against NATO’s expansion policy towards the CIS. By Sandeep Tripathi. (03/16/2015)

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Will outside conflict hurt Poland’s economic growth?

Analysis of the effect of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the Polish economy.  By Brian Daigle (10/22/2014, Global Risk Insights).

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The New Leaders are the EU’s Response

Contrary to many who belive the EU has done little in reaction to the Ukrainian crisis, its response has been made.  By Panos Chatzinikolaou. (09/08/2014)

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Russia and China: The New Axis of Evil?

Authors discuss the possibility that Russia and China now constitute the 'Axis of Evil'. By Ryan Barnes & Steinar Dyrnes. (08/04/2008)
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Endgame in Abkhazia?

Author discusses recent tensions between Georgia and Russia over the breakaway Georgian province of Abkhazia. By Alexander Jackson. (IA-Forum, 05/06/2008)
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A Putin by Any Other Name...

In light of the upcoming presidential elections in Russia it might be wise for the American presidential candidates to articulate a coherent Russia policy. Or at least know the name of Putin's heir. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (IA-Forum, 02/28/2008)
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Totalitarian of the Year: Putin

A well-orchestrated election is a key instrument of a modern, 21st century dictatorship. It’s an important tool in the arsenal of state control, and the rhetorical platform essential to accusing critical Westerners of hypocrisy. Welcome to Russia. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (IA-Forum, 01/11/2008)
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Death of the Russian Media

Discusses the trend of journalist deaths in the Russian media, implications within the country and externally. By S.R. Brophy. (IA-Forum, 4/16/2007)
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We Mustn’t Forget Russia’s Truth Seeker Anna Politkovskaya

An appreciation of slain Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya and discussion of issues surrounding her death. By S.R. Brophy. (IA-Forum, 2/14/2007)
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Raw Power, Bear Facts

"Backed by oil reserves, Russia is an object lesson of how global self-assertion can quickly turn very ugly. Skilled in the arts of brazen lying, Russia plays international politics like a tin drum." By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published on Forbes.com, 12/29/2006)
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