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Terrorist threat in Central Asia. One problem, different approaches
Terrorist threat in Central Asia. One problem, different approaches

Attention to terrorism and ISIS has been growing in relation to the Russian involvement in the Syrian war and the risk of a “contagion” that, from North Africa and Middle East, could af... Read More...



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The Next Putin Presidency
Vladimir Putin's third term as Russia's president could be characterized by greater political competition and middle-class opposition domestically, along with mixed relations with the United States, s... Read More...


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Frostbitten: Decoding the Cold War, 20 Years Later
The magisterial Cambridge History of the Cold War views the Cold War as an undifferentiated chunk of history. But the conflict between the superpowers was just one strand of history in the middle and ... Read More...


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A Still Darker Russia
Russia’s future is as uncertain as ever, writes Arkady Ostrovsky. (The Economist, 12/28/2009) Read More...


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A Better Missile Defense for a Safer Europe
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates defends the shift in missile defense policy in Eastern Europe despite harsh criticism. (New York Times, Robert Gates 09-19-2009) Read More...


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Russia Sparks Energy Paranoia
The current paranoia over Russian expansion threatens to turn into outright hysteria as news emerges that a Russian company has acquired one-fifth of a Hungarian refinery. (By: Jeremy Druker, ISN 4/3/... Read More...


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U.S. Policy in the Balkans
The United States no longer can afford—militarily, economically, or diplomatically—to make frivolous interests such as those in the Balkans a major feature of its foreign policy, argues Doug Bandow. ... Read More...


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A Good Time to Stop Butting Heads
There has always been an acute shortage of optimism in Russia. It could be because of the country's harsh climate or its troubled history, writes Andrei Kortunov (The Moscow Times, 05/13/2009 ) Read More...


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The Oligarchs in the Government
Corruption has become Russia's most profitable business. According to experts, the corruption market is worth $300 billion annually. By Kirill Kabanov. (The Moscow Times, 04/26/2009) Read More...


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Drunken Nation: Russia’s Depopulation Bomb
Since 1992, Russia’s human numbers have been progressively dwindling. This slow motion process now taking place in the country carries with it grim and potentially disastrous implications, writes Nich... Read More...


Georgian-Russian crisis in South Ossetia: Geopolitics or identity?
Georgian-Russian crisis in South Ossetia: Geopolitics or identity?
Author analyzes the South Ossetia crisis, concluding that Russia was the major winner. By Kavus Abushov. (02/27/2009) Read More...


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Isolated, Iran offers to supply Europe with natural gas
Capitalizing on its strategic location and vast reserves, Iran seeks to develop its role as a supplier of natural gas to the EU. Many view Tehran's propositions as questionable due to Iran's limited e... Read More...


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The Role of Russia in Europe's Security Architecture
The Russian Analytical Digest discusses security models in the context of Russia and its relations with Europe and the United States. By Margarete Klein, et al. (Russian and Eurasian Security Network,... Read More...


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Russia's Woes, Neighborhood Weaknesses To Complicate EU Policy, Panel Hears
Russia's economic and political weaknesses are causing domestic problems as well as destabilizing neighboring states. According to Anders Aslund and other experts on Russia, the European Union must up... Read More...


Georgian War Imperils Critical Counterproliferation Initiatives
Georgian War Imperils Critical Counterproliferation Initiatives
Author analyzes impact of Georgian War on efforts to combat biological, chemical, and nuclear smuggling in the South Causasus. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina. (01/20/2009) Read More...


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Czech EU Presidency
The Czech Republic's EU presidency will not only be a test of the new member state's European commitment, but also of the maturity of Czech politics, says Eline De Ridder. (EU Observer, 01/14/2009) Read More...


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Kosovo’s Fragile Transition
Major violence has been avoided but the calm is deceptive in newly independent Kosovo. Divisions between Albanian and Serb areas have widened. (Crisis Group, 09/25/2008) Read More...


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Is Ukraine next?
With Georgia in pieces, Ukraine could be the next to fall to Russia's territorial ambition, separatist sentiment and economic realities, writes Andrey Kurkov (New Statesman, 09/04/2008). Read More...


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Chechnya's Revival
Chechnya is at a crossroads. It is not the great success story it wants the world to believe. But hope and the belief in the future are returning brick by brick. By Peter Lavelle (The Moscow Times, 0... Read More...


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Georgia and Russia: Clashing over Abkhazia
The dispute in the South Caucasus is now in a new and dangerously confrontational phase. All sides need to recognise the risks in current policies, cool their rhetoric and take some pragmatic steps to... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Ambassador Thomas Melady
IA-Forum Interview: Ambassador Thomas Melady
IA Forum speaks with Amb. Thomas Melady, senior diplomat-in-residence at the Institute of World Politics, about the situation in Kosovo. (IA-Forum, 01/10/2008) Read More...


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East Europe's past should not remain hidden
The author describes how the lack of dealing with criminals in former Eastern European communist regimes impedes current democratic development in the region. To rectify this problem, the author sugg... Read More...


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The End of the ‘Post-Soviet Space’
With the collapse of the Soviet Union, former Soviet states are now in the middle of a power struggle amongst newly formed regional organizations as well as NATO and the new Russia. Soviet-era paradi... Read More...


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The United States Should Welcome a New Era for Kosovo
The author explains why it is in the interests of the US, EU, NATO, and the UN to push for full independence in Kosovo. Without resolution on the territory’s final status, little progress can be made... Read More...


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EU Needs to Return Power to Its Members
The author discusses the general popular discontent with the EU and current problems facing Europe. Additionally, he argues that power needs to be restored to member states instead of an increased em... Read More...


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Putin’s Middle East Visit: Russia is Back
The author explains the reasoning behind Russia’s renewed interest in the Middle East and suggests how the US can work to maintain its status as the regional power. By Ariel Cohen. (Heritage Foundat... Read More...


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Putin: the louse that roared
The author discusses Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remarks at the recent Munich Conference on Security Policy and explains its intentions on the Russian domestic audience. By Max Boot. (Council... Read More...


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Labor Migration from the New EU Member States
The World Bank's September 2006 quarterly economic report for the EU8 - the new EU members from Central and Eastern Europe, explores the future labor shortages facing the EU8 as their skilled labor mo... Read More...


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Ukraine will revisit gas deal with Russia
Negotiations with Russia over energy policy heat up as a new governing coalition comes together in Ukraine. (by Steven Lee Myers, New York Times, 6/22/2006) Read More...


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EU pushes its expansion forward
EU expansion continues as Turkey, Croatia, and Albania move closer to membership. Read More...


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