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Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2036
Bulletins - January 28, 2016

Russian arms for Hezbollah fighters;
In Moscow, new military investments... and pessimism about the future

The Kremlin's Selective Counterterrorism
Articles - January 27, 2016

To hear President Vladimir Putin tell it, his government is the proverbial tip of the spear in the global war on terror. 

For months, Kremlin officials have taken great pains to style their intervention in Syria in grandiose terms - not simply as a ploy to prop up a key strategic ally, but as a broader campaign against Islamic extremism. To hear them tell it, Russia has been 
forced to lead because of Western fecklessness in the face of gathering Islamic radicalism. Yet this bluster belies the fact that Moscow's counterterrorism policy is both flawed and selective in the extreme. 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2035
Bulletins - January 26, 2016

The scent of Russian authoritarianism;
Did Russian hackers target Ukraine's electric grid?

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2034
Bulletins - January 25, 2016

Lights out in Crimea;
Ukraine as "frozen conflict"

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2033
Bulletins - January 19, 2016

New national security strategy outlines Russia's war with the West;
Russian demography, still dismal

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 355
Bulletins - January 17, 2016


Iran's expanding Eurasian horizons;
In Turkmenistan, the constitutional fix is in;
Central Asia feels Russia's economic pain;


Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2032
Bulletins - January 15, 2016
Cutting Crimea loose;
More economic turbulence ahead
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2031
Bulletins - January 11, 2016

European sanctions... and a trade war with Ukraine;
The FSB, unleashed

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2030
Bulletins - January 8, 2016

Moscow rails against NATO expansion;
Yearning for stability increasingly rehabilitates Stalin

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2029
Bulletins - January 7, 2016

Russia doubles down in Syria;
Moscow's deepening footprint in Africa

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2109
Bulletins - January 6, 2016


New blood at the Economic Ministry;
The worm turns in Central Asia



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2109
Bulletins - January 6, 2016

New blood at the Economic Ministry;
The worm turns in Central Asia

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2028
Bulletins - January 5, 2016

Khodorkovsky back in the spotlight;
Russia's economy goes from bad to worse

Missile Defense Briefing Report - No. 342
Bulletins - December 31, 2015

Israel readies air based defense for export...;
...and adds new capabilities;
Harnessing left of launch;
Russia adds to Arctic arsenal

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2027
Bulletins - December 31, 2015

A writ to ignore international law;
Russia's military agenda, deferred

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2026
Bulletins - December 30, 2015

More fallout from Russo-Turkish row;
As economic crisis bites, Russians turn to barter... and protests

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2025
Bulletins - December 28, 2015

Russian infowar... and the stakes for the West;
New Russian energy moves in Europe

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2024
Bulletins - December 26, 2015

New horizons for Russo-Iranian cooperation;
Turkish-Russian relations on the rocks

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2023
Bulletins - December 22, 2015

More economic pressure on Ukraine;
Moscow, Cairo get closer



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2022
Bulletins - December 18, 2015

Russia's toxic business climate;
The Kremlin's selective counterterrorism gains currency

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2021
Bulletins - December 15, 2015

In Moscow, bracing for blowback from Syria;
China chafes at its current border with Russia

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 353
Bulletins - December 3, 2015

Turkey: No apology for downed Russian plane;
EU and Turkey come to migrant agreement;
IAF attacks Syrian army, Hezbollah;
Four Egyptian police killed in ISIS attack;
U.S. Senators call for 20,000 troops in Iraq and Syria

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2019
Bulletins - December 1, 2015

A fresh casualty in Ukrainian-Russian tensions;
Back to the KOMSOMOL

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2018
Bulletins - November 30, 2015

Moscow's economic worries continue to mount;
In the Russian army, no Dagestanis needed

Missile Defense Briefing Report - No. 341
Bulletins - November 30, 2015

Escaped blimp may end JLENS program;
Moscow flexes its missile muscles...;
...while Washington focuses on defense;
China augments space warfare arsenal;
Turkey makes a choice

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2017
Bulletins - November 23, 2015

Runaway inflation... and positive thinking;
Moscow eyes the Americas 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2016
Bulletins - November 20, 2015

A throwback to Soviet oversight of science;
Terror attempts, counterterrorism operations on the upswing

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2015
Bulletins - November 17, 2015

Riyadh versus Moscow in Syria;
New restrictions on official travel, media funding

Global Islamism Monitor - No. 13
Bulletins - November 16, 2015

Al-Qaeda pushes back;
Hezbollah's growing arsenal...and why Israel worries;
The Islamic State sets its sights on the Kremlin...; Moscow takes stock

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2014
Bulletins - November 10, 2015

Russia builds up its nuke arsenal, despite New START;
The real costs of Putin's Ukraine campaign

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2013
Bulletins - November 6, 2015

High energy hopes in Moscow, despite Syria;
Blowback from Russia’s air campaign

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2012
Bulletins - October 27, 2015

What is the Kremlin up to in Syria?;
Underestimating Russia's military

Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 159
Bulletins - October 27, 2015

Iran's mixed economic bag;
New horizons for the Russian-Iranian alliance;
Legal troubles for the JCPOA;
Iran's costly campaign in Syria

Global Islamism Monitor - No. 12
Bulletins - October 26, 2015

Russia's new southwestern barrier;
U.S. inches into Boko Haram fight;
The Taliban, resurgent

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2011
Bulletins - October 26, 2015

A show of force in the Eastern Mediterranean;
A veritable exodus of Russians

Eurasia Security Watch - No. 349
Bulletins - October 21, 2015

Explosions in Turkey kill 95;
Security Council extends UN mission in South Sudan;
Egypt signs deals for French warships;
Russia and Saudia Arabia reach an accord on Syria;
Evidence of Russian cluster-bomb use in Syria

The Continuing Case For Aiding Ukraine
Articles - October 19, 2015

Those who oppose the gift or sale of defensive weapons to Ukraine have long rested their argument on a simple supposition: that any level of help the West might muster will inevitably be exceeded by Russian military escalation. After all, they argue, Ukraine is more important to Russia than it is to the United States. Lost in this argument, though, is the clear fact that Ukraine is more important to Ukrainians than it is to Russians - including many Ukrainians who are Russian speakers and/or ethnically Russian. 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2010
Bulletins - October 15, 2015

Russian troops fear the Syrian front;
Brain drain, Russian style

Ukraine's Memory Palace
Articles - October 14, 2015

On a leafy street in the Ukrainian capital, just steps from the ornate building that houses the country's parliament, sits what is perhaps the nation's most powerful weapon in its protracted battle of ideas with Russia. There, tucked away in a once beautiful tsarist-era building, are the offices of the Ukrainian National Memory Institute. It is a tiny government agency with a massive mandate: to counter decades of Russian intellectual disinformation.

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2009
Bulletins - October 13, 2015

Crimea and the population question;
New hacking... and cooperation with Iran

Putin Isn't Winning in Syria
Articles - October 13, 2015

Don't believe the hype surrounding Russia's involvement in Syria. Ever since President Vladimir Putin launched a major escalation of the 4 1/2-year-old conflict there last month, Western media has been awash with commentary about the Kremlin's strategy, with most interpreting it as a function of Moscow's strength — and Washington's weakness.
It's an image that the Kremlin is eager to stoke, for obvious political reasons. Yet Russia's intervention in Syria also carries serious downsides for the Kremlin — negatives that are likely to come back to haunt Russia's leaders in the not-too-distant future

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2008
Bulletins - October 12, 2015

New steps toward Nordic security;
A comeback for "United Russia"?

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2007
Bulletins - October 9, 2015

Foreign media firms eye the exits;
Russia's military settles in on the Ukrainian border

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2006
Bulletins - October 7, 2015

Russian Islamists on the march... and in Ukraine?;
The BBC escalates the battle of ideas with Russia

Obama's Troubling Reassurance
Articles - October 6, 2015

"I want Russia to be successful," President Barack Obama told reporters on Friday after chastising Vladimir Putin for his stepped-up militarism in Syria. "This is not a contest between the United States and Russia. It is in our interest for Russia to be a responsible, effective actor on the international stage that can share burdens with us, along with China, along with Europe, along with Japan, along with other countries - because the problems we have are big." 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2005
Bulletins - October 5, 2015
The Kremlin as "lender of last resort";
Banning Russians from Ukrainian media
Global Islamism Monitor - No. 11
Bulletins - October 5, 2015

Al-Shabaab makes a comeback;
Canada tackles counterradicalization...; Morocco takes on training French imams;
Russia's jihadi legion

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2004
Bulletins - September 24, 2015

From Russia, with arms;
Kremlin brass on the Ukrainian battlefield

Moscow Rising
Articles - September 22, 2015

 "We need to get to the negotiation," Secretary of State John Kerry said of efforts to convince Syria's Bashar Assad to step down. "That's what we're looking for, and we hope Russia and Iran, [and] other countries with influence, will help to bring that about, because that's what's preventing this crisis from ending." 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2003
Bulletins - September 17, 2015

Kidnapping, a new method of Russian "hybrid warfare";
Playing politics with language in Crimea