Reports

Iraq: Asking the Right Questions about Civil Disorder

Since October 1 of last year, over 600 Iraqis have been killed and thousands injured in protests throughout the country. The accompanying political and social chaos has strengthened efforts by other nations to interfere in Iraq with deadly effects....

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Narrowing Interests in the Middle East: Planning for Great Power Competition

Download Narrowing Interests in the Middle East: Planning for Great Power Competition  The United States dramatically increased the commitment of ...

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Three Conflict Scenarios for the Black Sea in 2020

What happens in the Black Sea does not stay in the Black Sea. The region’s status as a crossroad linking ...

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Russian Private Military Companies: Continuity and Evolution of the Model

Download Russian Private Military Companies: Continuity and Evolution of the Model  Executive Summary Russian private military companies or contractors (PMCs) ...

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Belarus-Russia: From a Strategic Deal to an Integration Ultimatum

Download Belarus-Russia: From a Strategic Deal to an Integration Ultimatum Executive Summary In the mid-1990s, Minsk signed several treaties and ...

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Transatlantic Trialogue: Turkey, the Syrian War, and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance

Download Transatlantic Trialogue: Turkey, the Syrian War, and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance Tensions over Syria have negatively impacted ...

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Russia’s Long Pivot East

Download Russia’s Long Pivot East Executive Summary  The rise of Asian oil demand over the last 20 years has prompted ...

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In the Crossfire: The Impact of West-Russia Tensions on Post-Soviet States

How have countries in the post-Soviet space responded to the intensified clash between the Russian Federation and the West since 2014? Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its war in eastern Ukraine forced post-Soviet states to re-evaluate their foreign policy...

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Russia’s Southern Strategy

The Russian Federation is pursuing an active and wide-ranging strategy to reassert and strengthen its dominant position in the greater Black Sea region, which the Kremlin believes is critical for the restoration of Russia's great power status. Consolidation of...

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Transitional Justice in Taiwan: A Belated Reckoning with the White Terror

From 1949 to the end of the Cold War era, the Kuomintang (KMT)—under the leadership of Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-kuo—ruled the Republic of China (Taiwan) under martial law. The martial law decree gave the government immense...

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