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Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1938
Bulletins - November 19, 2014

How Russian hackers compromised U.S. critical infrastructure;
One, two, many Putins



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1937
Bulletins - November 18, 2014

Europe stays the course on Russia sanctions;
Is Russia the key to a nuclear deal with Iran?



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1936
Bulletins - November 17, 2014

Ukraine votes for the West;
Moscow moves against Islamic State sympathizers



Clock Is Ticking To Arm Ukraine
Articles - November 17, 2014

Welcome to the Ukraine war, round two. In recent days, European observers, NATO forces and media outlets have all reported what amounts to a massive influx of Russian war material and personnel into Ukraine — a development that has fanned fears of a fresh cycle of violence between Moscow and Kiev. The news is a timely reminder that the conflict precipitated earlier this year by Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and subsequent efforts at subversion in eastern and southern Ukraine is, in fact, far from over. 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1935
Bulletins - November 11, 2014

Still more economic turbulence... and mounting protectionism;

Sino-Russian collaboration in cyberspace
South Asia Security Monitor - No. 354
Bulletins - November 10, 2014

Wagah border terror attack;
India opposes UN votes on nonproliferation;
Sri Lanka opens port to Chinese sub again;
Pentagon calls out Pakistan


The Fall Of The Berlin Wall: A Forgotten Part Of The Story
Articles - November 9, 2014

Twenty-five years ago, the opening of the Berlin Wall transfixed the world, but somewhat obscured a bigger story: the peaceable seizure of the state by that part of East German society that did not want to go to the West. 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1934
Bulletins - November 4, 2014


Greater cybersecurity for Russia's strategic arsenal;
Ukraine-related economic woes persist



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1933
Bulletins - November 3, 2014

Dusting off Dzerzhinsky;
Friendship with China, adversarialism with Japan



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1932
Bulletins - October 29, 2014
Putin: Russia's Hercules;
Tactical nukes to Crimea
Double Talk And Double Standards
Articles - October 29, 2014

Recently, Human Rights Watch reported that both sides in the war on Ukraine had employed cluster bombs. The story, however, quickly received a curious spin. In an article for the New York Times, Andrew Roth headlined that Ukraine alone had employed these weapons. 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1931
Bulletins - October 23, 2014


Some energy assistance for Ukraine;
Foreign exchanges on ice



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1930
Bulletins - October 9, 2014

Jitters in Poland... and an emerging U.S.-Russian sub race;
Moscow’s plan to defend ethnic Russians



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1929
Bulletins - October 8, 2014
Putin versus the Internet;
A new nuclear ally in Africa
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1928
Bulletins - October 1, 2014


Mr. Poroshenko goes to Washington;
Putin eyes the Baltics and Eastern Europe



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1927
Bulletins - September 30, 2014

Russia faces more sanctions;
Some energy pressure on Poland



Obama's Contradictory War
Articles - September 30, 2014

The Obama administration’s strategy for destroying the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS or ISIL, forces the United States to take sides in Syria’s civil war. But in a three-way war, that can mean taking the wrong side.



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1926
Bulletins - September 29, 2014

Amid Ukraine crisis, more messaging to the Middle East;
A bailout for Rosneft



Putin's aggression won't be stopped by sanctions
Articles - September 28, 2014

The president sets U.S. foreign policy but, with regard to Ukraine, Congress has an opportunity to push the United States in a more fruitful direction by approving bipartisan legislation from the Senate that would give Kiev $350 million in military aid to help it fend off Moscow’s advances.

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1928
Bulletins - September 25, 2014

Mr. Poroshenko goes to Washington;
Putin eyes the Baltics and Eastern Europe



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1925
Bulletins - September 24, 2014

NATO moves, and Kremlin countermoves;
The consequences of Moscow-Cairo cooperation



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1924
Bulletins - September 23, 2014

NATO moves, and Kremlin countermoves;
The consequences of Moscow-Cairo cooperation



Russia's Costly Ukrainian Conquest
Articles - September 9, 2014

Ukrainian government and the Russian-directed separatist movement occupying parts of two Ukrainian provinces and Crimea. Few expect it to last because neither side is ready to live with the status quo. 

Ukraine needs to resume fighting to prevent Moscow from permanently controlling separatist-occupied Ukraine. Moscow needs to resume fighting to achieve its further territorial ambitions in Ukraine. Further, if Russian President Vladimir Putin is stopped in Ukraine, it will complicate his designs on the territory of Kazakhstan, Belarus, Moldova and other parts of the former USSR. How is this likely to play out? 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1923
Bulletins - September 8, 2014

Talks, but no peace;
Ripples of the Ukraine crisis on Wall Street



Ukraine: What Must Be Done Now
Articles - September 8, 2014

Don’t let the latest news out of Ukraine fool you; Russia actually invaded Ukraine six months ago. What is happening today is just an intensification of that assault. 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1922
Bulletins - September 3, 2014

Moscow's media offensive;
Shedding America's space dependency on Russia



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1921
Bulletins - September 2, 2014

Ripples from the Ukraine crisis;
Battle robots to protect Russia’s missile arsenal



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1920
Bulletins - August 29, 2014

More assistance from Russia for Ukraine separatists;
Continued Russian-American cooperation on Afghanistan



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1918
Bulletins - August 25, 2014

A broader ban on Western foodstuffs;
An unexpected product of Ukraine: separatist stirrings in Siberia

Last Shot For Reality To Pierce Russian Fantasy
Articles - August 25, 2014

On Tuesday, Russian president Vladimir Putin will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, in Minsk, Belarus in an effort to bring an end to the crisis in Ukraine. The summit is shaping up to be a critical turning point in the six-month-old conflict over the soul of Ukraine. 

A Time for Deterrance
Articles - August 21, 2014

 American politician and poet Eugene McCarthy once said that the media are like blackbirds on a telegraph pole. Once the impulse goes through, they all jump in the same direction. Fortunately for McCarthy, the Washington punditocracy was not as developed then as it is now.

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1917
Bulletins - August 19, 2014

Moscow shapes media coverage of Ukraine;
After new Western sanctions, a food fight



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1916
Bulletins - August 11, 2014

Alcoholism still a scourge for Russian males;
Bloggers in the crosshairs



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1915
Bulletins - August 8, 2014

Emigration on the upswing;
Separatist stirrings in Siberia?



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1914
Bulletins - August 7, 2014

Russian intelligence directing Ukrainian separatists;
Starving Russian media

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1913
Bulletins - August 6, 2014

A tragedy in the skies over Ukraine;
Educating true Russians



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1912
Bulletins - August 4, 2014
More gains for Moscow in Latin America;
State Department details Russian meddling in Ukraine


Russia’s Dangerous Arctic Adventurism
Articles - July 30, 2014

Today the world continues to focus on Moscow’s brazen aggression in Ukraine and its blatant disregard for international law. However, Russia’s imperial delusions and energy dependence are also creating major problems elsewhere in the world, including in the Arctic — a vast, energy-rich region where the Kremlin has both great ambitions and is pursuing dangerous policies. 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1911
Bulletins - July 28, 2014

Ukraine crisis causes spike in capital flight from Russia;
The Kremlin expands its footprint in the Americas



Siren Call Of Empire Will Wreck Russia
Articles - July 28, 2014

The downing of Malaysia Airline Flight MH17 cast a harsh, lurid and revealing light upon Russia's war in Ukraine. 

Its most immediate effect was to place the brutality of Russian-led forces in full view. 

The Great War, Again?
Articles - July 25, 2014

It was a century ago this summer – on June 28, 1914 – that Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip fired the "shot heard round the world," assassinating Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire, in Sarajevo. The killing served as a catalyst for conflict, bringing long-simmering tensions between various European nations to a boil. The result was a conflagration that was both global in scale and massive in its human toll. All told, more than 37 million souls perished in what became known as the "war to end all wars."

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1910
Bulletins - July 18, 2014
The costs of annexing Crimea;
Russian nationalists discontented with the Kremlin


Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1909
Bulletins - July 16, 2014

A false start for Russia’s space program;
The Kremlin reiterates its support for Syria... and hints at action in Iraq



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1908
Bulletins - July 15, 2014
A turnaround for Russian demography?;
A farewell to Ukrainian arms


Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1907
Bulletins - July 7, 2014

A quiet campaign to thwart energy independence in Europe;
Another charge against Navalny



Wanted: A Real War Of Ideas With Russia
Articles - July 3, 2014

Don't look now, but Moscow is winning the media war. 

Since the start of the crisis over Ukraine some four months ago, Russia has waged a massive, sustained media campaign to shape global perceptions about events taking place on the ground there. This offensive—carried out en masse via state-run outlets like Russia Today and through an onslaught of print, radio and television reports—has included everything from blatant mischaracterizations of Ukraine's political parties to outright fabrications about the extent of the pro-Russian sentiment that exists in the south and east of the country. 

Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1906
Bulletins - July 2, 2014

Curbing violence in Dagestan, one gun at a time;
Arming Russia a lucrative business for Europe



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1905
Bulletins - July 1, 2014

Putin's soaring popularity;
Russian INF violations draw Congressional ire



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1904
Bulletins - June 23, 2014

South Stream becomes a casualty of Crimea;
Renewed curbs on Russian NGOs



Russia Reform Monitor - No. 1903
Bulletins - June 19, 2014
Bringing Crimea up to code;
Hamas seeks support in Moscow