Eurasia

The Russian Way of War: Threat Perception and Approaches to Counterterrorism

This report is a part of FPRI’s edited volume Russia’s War in Syria: Assessing Russian Military Capabilities and Lessons Learned. ...

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Russia and China’s Quiet Rivalry in Central Asia

How does the People’s Republic of China use multilateral institutions in Central Asia? In the 1990s and early 2000s, multilateral bodies were a means of working with the Russian Federation and other countries in the region collaboratively. More recently,...

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Riga: A New Beginning

On Aug. 29, 2020, Riga held snap municipal elections. The results deeply rocked the political landscape of the Latvian capital. Harmony, the leading Latvian Russian-speakers party, which has run the city since 2009, lost its top position to the...

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Russia’s Intervention in Syria: Historical and Geopolitical Context

This report is a part of FPRI’s edited volume Russia’s War in Syria: Assessing Russian Military Capabilities and Lessons Learned. ...

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Russia’s War in Syria: Assessing Russian Military Capabilities and Lessons Learned

This edited volume, Russia’s War in Syria: Assessing Russian Military Capabilities and Lessons Learned, published by the Foreign Policy Research ...

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Estonia’s Security Options Eroded by Far-Right Governing Party

Estonia’s relations with neighboring Finland have been unsettled by late July’s announcement that the country’s ambassador in Helsinki, Harri Tiido, resigned. Tiido cited difficulties in maintaining strong cooperation between Estonia and Finland due to a string of controversial statements...

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A Chain of Friendship: Reflections on the Baltic Way and Inspiration for Belarus

On Aug. 23, 1989, about two million Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians joined hands in a 690-kilometer human chain across the three Baltic countries in protest of Soviet occupation. The first reenactment of that “Baltic Way” took place in 1991,...

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Russia’s Struggle to Gain Influence in Southeast Asia

As the United States and People’s Republic of China jostle for influence among member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Russian Federation has also declared the bloc a priority. Southeast Asian nations, in turn, would like...

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U.S. Troops Injured in Altercation with Russian Forces: What It Means for the War in Syria

Five years on from its intervention in Syria, Russia presents a different and more formidable set of challenges for the West. Western policymakers will need to get used to the idea that Russia is intent on establishing itself as...

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Protests in Belarus: Geopolitical Considerations and the Future of Lukashenko

Not too long ago, few observers believed that Belarus could be on the brink of political revolution. The regime of Alexander Lukashenko, established in 1994 and strengthened throughout the years, seemed stable, as decades of oppression pushed the opposition...

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