Pulling out of Syria: A primer

By GREGORY HELLMAN and CONNOR O’BRIEN 12/20/2018 05:02 PM EST Vehicles of the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group patrol the town of Rmelane in Syria’s Hasakeh province on June 5. | Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s abrupt announcement that “we have defeated ISIS” in Syria and U.S troops are “all coming back…

(RAD) No. 156: Russian Local Elections

Download:  English (PDFAuthor(s): Aleksandr Kynev, J. Paul Goode Editor(s): Stephen Aris, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perović, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder, Aglaya Snetkov Series: Russian Analytical Digest (RAD) Issue: 156 Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen; Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George…

Pro-Russian rebels using seized Ukrainian missile downed MH17 passenger plane, says Germany

October 20, 2014  Nick Miller A policeman representing Donetsk People’s Republic stands guard at the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, near the village of Grabovo. Photo: Reuters Germany‘s intelligence service believes Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian rebels using a missile taken from a Ukraine military base, a…

Arctic Move: Russia Gets Its Own NORTHCOM

  September 12, 2014 In an important sign of Russia’s increasing militarization of the Arctic, a development with troubling implications for several NATO countries, the Kremlin has announced the establishment of a new military command that will be responsible for the country’s north and the Arctic sector. As reported in the Moscow daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta,…

Russia and the SCO Military Exercises

Russia may be putting aside its reluctance to accept the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s growing clout in Central Asia. By Joshua Kucera August 28, 2014 The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is holding its biggest joint military exercises ever, as Russia seeks to strengthen ties with China in the wake of its collapsing relations with Europe and the…

Russian Analytical Digest No. 150: Mega-Events

Download: English (PDF) No. 150: Mega-Events Author(s): Martin Müller, Sven Daniel Wolfe, Robert Orttung Editor(s): Stephen Aris, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perović, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder, Aglaya Snetkov Series: Russian Analytical Digest (RAD) Issue: 150 Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen; Institute for…