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Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2233
Bulletins - July 16, 2018
 

Rethinking the Russian Criminal Code;
Russia's vanishing middle class

 
Syria And The Trump-Putin Parlay
Articles - July 13, 2018
 

On July 16th, President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in what is shaping up to be a highly anticipated – and highly controversial – bilateral summit. The meeting agenda is full of strategically vital topics, ranging from Russia's interference in the 2016 elections (and its anticipated meddling in the upcoming U.S. midterms this Fall) to the Kremlin's ongoing campaign of aggression against Ukraine. But as concerns the Middle East, the most important subject to be discussed by the two leaders is undoubtedly Syria.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2232
Bulletins - July 12, 2018
 

Bill Browder: public enemy no. 1;
A controversial new nuclear project

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2231
Bulletins - July 11, 2018
 

Putin's cult of personality;
A quiet campaign of digital intrusion

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2230
Bulletins - July 9, 2018
 

Putin's plans for Syria;
Washington's "good cop, bad cop" routine

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2229
Bulletins - July 6, 2018
 

The fallout from Babchenko's fake killing;
Nervous in Tehran

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2228
Bulletins - July 3, 2018
 

The risks of being a Russian political opponent;
A delicate tango with Tehran

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2227
Bulletins - July 2, 2018
 

Moscow's balancing act in Syria;
A reshuffle in Russia's regions

 
Russian Ground Battlefield Robots: A Candid Evaluation and Ways Forward
Articles - June 25, 2018
 

Russia, like many other nations, is investing in the development of various unmanned military systems. The Russian defense establishment sees such systems as mission multipliers, highlighting two major advantages: saving soldiers’ lives and making military missions more effective. In this context, Russian developments are similar to those taking place around the world. Various militaries are fielding unmanned systems for surveillance, intelligence, logistics, or attack missions to make their forces or campaigns more effective. In fact, the Russian military has been successfully using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in training and combat since 2013. It has used them with great effect in Syria, where these UAVs flew more mission hours than manned aircraft in various Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) roles.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2226
Bulletins - June 25, 2018
 

The real state of Russia's defense budget;
Russia's growing AIDS epidemic

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2225
Bulletins - June 19, 2018
 

The perennial president;
Britain: a safe haven for Russian "dirty money"

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2224
Bulletins - June 15, 2018
 

Russia's parliament mulls "counter-sanctions";
The benefits of military service in Syria

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2223
Bulletins - June 14, 2018
 

Russia's expendable animals;
Moscow-Yerevan ties get a new lease on life

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2222
Bulletins - June 13, 2018
 

Reshuffling for competitiveness;
Moscow denounces Trump's Iran deal decision

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2221
Bulletins - June 12, 2018
 

Russo-Iranian cooperation under the microscope;
America's military mobilizes to counter Russia

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2220
Bulletins - June 6, 2018
 

Protesting Russia's Telegram ban... and more;
Putin's policies driving minority groups abroad

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2219
Bulletins - June 4, 2018
 

Moscow undermines OPCW efforts on Syria;
The Kremlin's opaque counterterrorism policy

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2218
Bulletins - June 1, 2018
 

Backward from spousal protections;
Protecting the Baltics from Russian cash

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2217
Bulletins - May 31, 2018
 

For Russians, U.S. visits get tougher;
Russia sanctions, reconsidered

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2216
Bulletins - May 29, 2018
 

NATO, Moscow edge toward modus vivendi;
Tackling Telegram is tougher than it seems