(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…

After Crimea: The Future of the Black Sea Fleet

Publication: Volume: 0 Issue: 0   May 22, 2014 09:52 PM Age: 9 days By: John C. K. Daly Get’man Sagaidachnii, the new Ukrainian flagship as it was the only vessel at sea during the Crimean Annexation. (Source: U.S. Navy photo by MC2 William Jamieson) Executive Summary Russia’s March 17 annexation of Crimea capped nearly two…

Vladimir Putin’s long—and very dangerous—game

Leon Aron | American Enterprise Institute May 01, 2014 Reuters Key points in this Outlook: Vladimir Putin is exploiting the Ukrainian revolution—specifically, by manufacturing “crises” in Crimea and eastern Ukraine and nationalist euphoria and anti-Western paranoia at home—to fashion a more repressive and increasingly unpredictable Russian dictatorship for life. With the Russian economy heading for…

Black Cats in a Dark Room: Moscow’s Denials of Military Involvement in Eastern Ukraine

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 11 Issue: 75 April 23, 2014 07:07 PM Age: 13 days By: Roger McDermott   Pro-Russian masked gunmen in Donentsk, April 22 (Source: AFP) Denials by Russia’s political-military leadership concerning alleged military involvement in eastern Ukraine are unsurprising and bear a resemblance to the official line on Crimea, until President…

NATO’s Next Moves

Interviewee: Christopher S. Chivvis, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation Interviewer: Jonathan Masters, Deputy Editor March 20, 2014 The patch of the NATO Airborne Warning and Control Systems aircraft attached to a soldier’s uniform.(Photo: Wolfgang Rattay/Courtesy Reuters)Russia’s annexation of Crimea has placed NATO’s fundamental commitments to European security under the microscope. While the Pentagon and its…