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Social Media: Europe: Eastern Europe: Russian Federation

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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) 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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Russia's Wrong Direction: What the United States Can and Should Do
The report investigates the importance of Russian support for key U.S. strategic initiatives including combating terrorism and a nuclear Iran. The report includes recommendations on certain key issues... Read More...


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The Caucasus: Hanging Together
Article looks at how the countries of the Caucasus are using their natural endowments as a strategic bargaining tool and yet how long of a way they have to go to fully form a unified coordinated polic... Read More...


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Update on the Russia Federation’s Federal Security Service
Report on Russian President Vladimir Putin's address to the Federal Security Service (FSB) at an annual meeting of the Collegium. By Stephanie Brophy. (IA-Forum, 2/1/2007) Read More...


Raw Power, Bear Facts
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." ... Read More...


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Merkel's Geopolitical Menage Trois
Authors discuss the options that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has in her dealings with Russia on Gas and Energy. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (IA-Forum, 12/08/2006) Read More...


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Russia's WTO Accession
Testimony at the European Parliament on Russia's change in policy towards the WTO, chances for accession and policy suggestions for the EU. By Anders Aslund (Peterson Institute, 11/21/2006) Read More...


Choice Pickings: What the Elections in the Ukraine Mean for Europe
Choice Pickings: What the Elections in the Ukraine Mean for Europe
Author considers whether European reaction to the Ukrainian elections reflects a negative, and larger, transatlantic issue. By Jens F. Laurson. (IA-Forum, 1/20/2005) Read More...


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Chechnya's Bin Laden
Rebel, politician, warlord, terrorist ... the death of Shamil Basayev is unlikely to bring peace to his Caucasian homeland. By Steven Lee Myers. (The Age, 07/12/2006) Read More...


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The face of Chechnya's insurgency
In a long and notorious career, Shamil Basayev, the elusive terrorist leader of the most vicious faction of Chechnya' separatists, had been an airplane hijacker, a hostage-taker, a guerrilla commander... Read More...


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In Chechnya, a former warlord on the rise
Speeding through the ruins of Chechnya this spring, Ramzan Kadyrov, the unpredictable warlord turned Chechen prime minister, was asked about the hunt for Shamil Basayev, the separatist and terrorist l... Read More...


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Putin's 'Sovereign Democracy'
Author defines what the Russian government really means when it describes itself as a "Sovereign Democracy." By Masha Lipman. (Washington Post, 7/15/2006) Read More...


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What's Bad for Putin is Best for Russians
On the eve of the G-8 summit meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, the author calls on Western powers to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin for his increasingly antidemocratic rule. By Garry Kasp... Read More...


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Authorities Partly Blamed for Rise in Racist Incidents
Article explores how Russian authorities often ignore racially motivated crimes, thus encouraging them in an environment where the populus is eager to blame racial minorities for their economic troubl... Read More...


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Russia and the G8: Better Luck Next Year
Argues that reversing Russia’s recent authoritarian tendencies should be one of the top priorities of the upcoming G8 Summit. By Strobe Talbott (Financial Times, 6/30/06). Read More...


Pirates of the Black Sea
Pirates of the Black Sea
Just in time for the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the Authors discuss Russia as the new Tortuga of International Affairs. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (fir... 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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Russian arms sales: A rising worry
This article examines the state of the Russian arms industry; the role of ethical export practices, and whether the industry is in decline. By Oliver Bullough (Reuters, 6/21/2006) Read More...


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International Affairs Forum Interview: fmr. Ambassador Keith Smith
International Affairs forum speaks with former Ambassador Keith Smith about Russia’s controversial energy policies. By Jennifer Ashton. (IA-Forum, 3/9/2006) Read More...


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Russia’s NGO Law: An Attack on Freedom and Civil Society
The author describes the impact of a recently passed bill that gives the state tight control over NGOs. By Yevgeny Volk. (Heritage Foundation, 5/24/2006) Read More...


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The Russian Nuclear Arsenal
This case study examines evolution of the Russian nuclear forces since the fall of the Soviet Union in the context of adjusting the size and role of the nuclear arsenal to the requirements of the po... Read More...


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Fear of the West in Russia
An increasingly wide "values gap" has opened between Russia and the West. Russians are rejecting the liberal secularism of the West and returning to old-style paternalism under Putin's hard-line leade... Read More...


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Wasted Energy
The authors poke at the European 'Energy Summit' and discuss possibilities for Energy diversification in Europe. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (first published on Tech Central Station, 04/10... Read More...


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The Backlash Against Democracy Promotion
The Bush Administration's obscure message "democracy promotion" often thought as "regime change" by nations around the world. by Thomas Carothers (Foreign Affairs.org, March/April 2006) $2.95 fee Read More...


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Stalinism Forever
The author describes how Russia is using Stalinist methods in its "war on terror" with Chechyans. By Anna Politkovskaya. (Washington Post, 4/1/2006) Read More...


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Russia's Shadow Empire
The authors show that since the Cold War ended, Russian leaders have built a shadow empire on the territories of Russia's sovereign neighbors. By Ana Palacio and Daniel Twining. (Washington Post, 3/11... Read More...


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Chechnya: A Year After Maskhadov's Death, Conflict's End Still Distant
Article on the continuing conflict in Chechnya. By Liz Fuller. (RFE/RL, 7 March 2006) Read More...


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How A Speech Won the Cold War
Fifty years ago Nikita Khrushchev gave a "secret speech" at the 20th Communist Party Congress that changed the USSR and the world. By Richard Taubman. (New York Times, 2/25/2006) Read More...


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Iran Moves Toward Deal With Russia on Uranium
Russia and Iran reach an agreement for the provision of enriched uranium from Russian reactors. By Nazil Fathi. (NY Times, 2/27/06) Read More...


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