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Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2188
Bulletins - February 16, 2018
 

Navalny appeal denied;
Planning for war with the West

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2187
Bulletins - February 15, 2018
 

How Russia hides the true cost of its foreign wars;
An expanding footprint in the Arctic

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2186
Bulletins - February 2, 2018
 

Russia in the Middle East: there to stay;
Belated recognition for Jewish veterans

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2185
Bulletins - January 26, 2018
 

Whitewashing Stalin's purges;
Soviet nostalgia rears its head anew

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2184
Bulletins - January 25, 2018
 

Russia digs in in Syria;
Expanding the definition of "foreign agent"

 
Russia Is Poised To Surprise The US In Battlefield Robotics
Articles - January 25, 2018
 

No one would call Russia's government and budgetary bureaucracy particularly nimble, nor its defense industry particularly advanced. Certainly, it trails Western economies in such key areas as communication equipment, microelectronics, high-tech control systems, and other key technologies. But in certain aspects of the field of unmanned military systems, Russia may be inching ahead of its competition in designing and testing a wide variety of systems and conceptualizing their future use.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2183
Bulletins - January 18, 2018
 

The Russian threat to NATO connectivity;
In post-conflict Syria, the advantage goes to Russia

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2182
Bulletins - January 16, 2018
 

The Kremlin takes aim at Khodokovsky's political legacy;
NATO seeks to deter Russia in cyberspace

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No 2181
Bulletins - January 9, 2018
 

Nationalist activism on the rise;
Is Russia really eyeing the exits in Syria?

 
Trump's foreign policy pattern is all bark and no bite
Articles - January 8, 2018
 

Recent foreign policy moves by the Trump administration disclose a pattern of thought and action that merits being seen in its totality. Towards the end of 2017 the administration released a vigorous national security strategy that not only labeled China and Russia as adversaries but also “took no prisoners” in asserting that the U.S. would act vigorously against challenges.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2179
Bulletins - January 2, 2018
 

No more foreign eyes on Russia's legislature;
Russia banned from 2018 Games

 
Expect 2018 to be a year of living dangerously as global tensions rise
Articles - January 2, 2018
 

Anyone hoping to leave the turbulence of 2017 in the past will be in for a rude awakening. While we can’t know for certain what will unfold in the year to come, observable trends in several countries, including the U.S., give us a glimpse of what to expect in 2018.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2178
Bulletins - December 27, 2017
 

Fear and loathing (of the West) in Moscow;
The Kremlin courts Cairo for military basing

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2177
Bulletins - December 26, 2017
 

Ulyukayev in the dock;
A separate internet for the BRICS?

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2176
Bulletins - December 20, 2017
 

Russia's Ukrainian war machine;
Disinformation targets trust in British public health

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2175
Bulletins - December 18, 2017
 

Russia plans Arctic energy monopoly;
A peace process for Syria?

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2174
Bulletins - December 14, 2017
 

A nuclear accident after all, perhaps;
The Kremlin gears up for war with Google

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2173
Bulletins - December 12, 2017
 

Russia's Olympic dreams in peril;
Shilling for Syria at the UN

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2172
Bulletins - December 11, 2017
 

Deepening tensions over RT designation;
A lucrative Mideast arms market


 
If the US does not act, the Caucasus will be under Russian control
Articles - December 11, 2017
 

Since the Black Sea and its littorals have become contested zones between Russia and the West, it behooves us to think cogently about U.S. interests in the equally important Caucasus and how to defend them. Our vital interests are the same as the 1990s, even taking into account major changes in the regional and global strategic environment. We want these states to remain independent, enjoy real sovereignty within their treaty-defined borders, remain at peace with each other and be open to international economic markets.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2171
Bulletins - December 7, 2017
 

A new nuclear disaster?;
Ceding the initiative on Syria

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2170
Bulletins - December 6, 2017
 

Those other "foreign fighters";
The secret of Putin's success: Russia's "genetic code"

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2169
Bulletins - December 5, 2017
 

Shaping Syria's political future;
Kremlin outrage over Twitter ban

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2168
Bulletins - December 4, 2017
 

Securing the Kerch Strait;
More freedom of action against "undesirable" organizations

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2167
Bulletins - December 1, 2017
 

Syria's plight, Russia's profit;
Sobchak makes a splash

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2166
Bulletins - November 28, 2017
 

Russia's media blacklist takes shape;
Another presidential contender rises... maybe

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2165
Bulletins - November 27, 2017
 

The start of a Russo-American media war?;
The Kremlin versus crypto-currencies

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2164
Bulletins - November 10, 2017
 

Russian hackers target NATO;
Moscow takes aim at American media

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2163
Bulletins - November 8, 2017
 

No justice for soldiers' families;
How Russia sells its Syria engagement

 
The Russian War On Terror
Articles - November 3, 2017
 

Which country ranks as the largest source of foreign fighters for the Islamic State's "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq?

That dubious distinction doesn't belong to a Middle Eastern state, despite the fact that countries such as Saudi Arabia have historically been major contributors of radicals to the Islamic State's ranks. Nor is it a North African nation, even though Tunisia had previously served as the preeminent supplier of fighters for the Syrian front.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2162
Bulletins - October 23, 2017
 

Flying Russia's unfriendly skies;
Generational change among Russia's governors

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2161
Bulletins - October 16, 2017
 

The Kremlin doubles down on the Donbas;
A looming showdown in Syria

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2160
Bulletins - October 11, 2017
 

A news day for the Donbas?;
Ukraine under cyber-assault

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2159
Bulletins - October 10, 2017
 

How Russia exploits the North Korean crisis;
A helping hand for Hamas

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2158
Bulletins - October 9, 2017
 

Russia, Europe edge closer to political divorce;
Facebook wises up to Russian propaganda... finally

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2157
Bulletins - October 4, 2017
 

Is Russia ready for a woman president?;
Russia's dying diplomats

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2156
Bulletins - October 2, 2017
 

Selective punishment for cyber specialists;
Russia makes strides in drone warfare

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2155
Bulletins - September 29, 2017
 

Jury-rigging Russia's local elections;
The targeting of Crimea's Tatars

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2154
Bulletins - September 26, 2017
 

Russian "active measures" target Western democracy;
New moves in Moscow's war on a free Internet

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2153
Bulletins - September 25, 2017
 

Prepping for next year's elections;
U.S., Russian ties continue to fray

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2152
Bulletins - September 19, 2017
 

A new twist to Russian information warfare;
Moscow moves to protect national payments

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2151
Bulletins - September 11, 2017
 

The strange case of Mikhail Lesin;
Moscow digs in in Syria

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2150
Bulletins - August 30, 2017
 

A year on, why the "national guard" is indispensable;
Russia's war on the World-Wide Web, continued

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2149
Bulletins - August 23, 2017
 

Kislyak's next gig;
Wargames, or a "Trojan Horse"?

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2148
Bulletins - August 17, 2017
 

New concerns about Kaspersky;
Making an example out of official corruption

 
The Sorry State Of The Ukrainian Navy - And Why It Should Matter To America
Articles - August 11, 2017
 

Although it has come at enormous human and financial cost, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that has raged in the latter's eastern territories since 2014 has helped spark a fundamental transformation of the Ukrainian military. The country now boasts the second-largest standing army in Europe (behind that of Russia), while a newfound sense of national unity - together with new training and greater readiness - has forged an increasingly capable fighting force. Nevertheless, at least one notable weak spot in Ukraine's current military posture remains.

 
Russia Has Weaponized Energy
Articles - August 10, 2017
 

In January 2009, Eastern Europeans were rudely reminded of a very blunt fact: If Russia wants to shut off the gas, it can.

Angered by backlogged debts, Gazprom, Russia's massive state petroleum and natural gas corporation, cut off its supply of gas to neighboring Ukraine - and, through it, to parts of the European Union. For weeks in the dead of winter, millions of Europeans were stranded without power, as Gazprom and its Ukrainian counterpart Naftogaz blamed one another for the crisis. While the flow of gas eventually resumed, European governments emerged from the experience shaken, and for good reason.

 
Central Asia's Encouraging Development
Articles - August 8, 2017
 

Something is stirring across the vast expanse encompassing the Caucasus and Central Asia, an area of nearly 1.6 million square miles and more than 86 million people. Throughout the region, political momentum is gathering for deeper cooperation, engagement, and coordination.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2147
Bulletins - August 7, 2017
 

Putin's mandate, and next year's election;
Are Russian hackers at it again?

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2146
Bulletins - August 4, 2017
 

Russia gets its way in Syria;
Beijing bullish on ties with Moscow