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Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1965
Bulletins - March 20, 2015

Coming clean on Crimea;
A step forward in the Arctic, and a step back on energy



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1964
Bulletins - March 17, 2015
An increasingly costly Ukraine policy;
Speedy arrest of suspects in Nemtsov's murder


Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1963
Bulletins - March 16, 2015


Ripples from Nemtsov's murder;
Hungry in Russia



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1962
Bulletins - March 13, 2015

Advances in the Arctic, and the Eastern Mediterranean;
Nemtsov killing rocks Russia



SYMPOSIUM: How Dangerous Is Vladimir Putin?
Articles - March 9, 2015

With the likes of the Islamic State's self-declared caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the running, the competition is stiff indeed. But it would be fair to say that Russian President Vladimir Putin currently ranks as one of the world's most dangerous men. 

Protecting the Baltics
Articles - March 9, 2015

There is an old piece of folk wisdom which, in light of current events, must translate neatly into Russian: "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me."

As an already shaky second cease-fire crumbles following the Russian capture of the Ukrainian town of Debaltsevo and with Moscow's intent to also seize Mariupol, it is becoming ever clearer that Russia has no intention of keeping the peace with Ukraine — and that the Kremlin is emboldened by what it perceives to be Western weakness.

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1961
Bulletins - March 6, 2015

No economic relief in sight;
Russia's regions get emptier



The Message Behind Nemtsov's Murder
Articles - March 4, 2015

Russia's political opposition has been put on notice. The Feb. 27 murder of prominent opposition leader Boris Nemtsov just steps from the Kremlin marks a dramatic escalation of the Russian regime's long-running war on its opponents. Nemtsov, after all, wasn't merely a dissenting politician. He was part of the old system, having served as a deputy prime minister in the government of President Boris Yeltsin in the late 1990s. Beginning in the early 2000s, Nemtsov had moved into the political opposition, emerging as a critic of Yeltsin's successor, Vladimir Putin, and his policies. Even so, his position as a member of Yeltsin's inner circle had given him a degree of immunity from official retribution.

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1960
Bulletins - March 2, 2015

Russia: a champion of European security;
Once again, Moscow is the main enemy



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1959
Bulletins - February 28, 2015

Help for "strategic" companies;
Savchenko: A symbol of the Russia-Ukraine conflict