Eurasia

Iran Crisis Threatens Neighbors in Central Asia and the Caucasus

The United States and the Islamic Republic of Tehran may be closer to conflict than at any point since the ...

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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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Why the ‘loser’ in SNL’s NATO spoof is important

Jimmy Fallon’s Justin Trudeau swaggered into the NATO cafeteria with Paul Rudd’s Emmanuel Macron with the same pomp as any ...

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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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Merkel’s Foreign Policy Muddle

Whether “Queen of Europe” or “Leader of the Free World,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has acquired many accolades in nearly ...

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United Russia is Dead

On November 23 in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke at the 19th annual Congress of the United Russia Party, ...

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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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The Extradition Case of Dmytro Firtash, A Ukrainian Oligarch with Global Connections

The Kremlin’s influence over political and business networks is everywhere these days, or so it would seem. Russian-style disinformation, corruption, and military doctrines are regularly discussed in the U.S. press. These stories often appear incredible. Yet, individuals like Dmytro...

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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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