Russia and Eurasia
Russia and Eurasia
- ReportMay 11, 2015
Today, with combat operations in Afghanistan winding down, U.S. policy toward the states of Central Asia is transitioning to a third era. The United States now has an opportunity to refashion its approach to the region.
- ReportApr 29, 2015
The signing of the February 12 Minsk-II cease-fire agreement by Russian president Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, German chancellor Angela Merkel, and French president François Hollande was a significant development. And while there have been numerous reported violations from both sides, for now the cease-fire continues to hold.
- CommentaryApr 21, 2015
Around 300 U.S. troops from the 173rd Airborne Brigade arrived in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv last week to begin training Ukrainian National Guard forces.
- CommentaryApr 14, 2015
According to news reports, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree yesterday lifting the ban on export and delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Iran.
- CommentaryMar 18, 2015
A year has passed since Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed the formal annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation. This act, which in the Kremlin’s narrative amounted to the rightful return of an ancient Russian holy land, seemingly elevated Vladimir Putin to near savior-like status in the eyes of the Russian people.
- ReportMar 11, 2015
Today, the United States remains the only country with commitments that are truly global. Not only does the United States guarantee the security of its many allies around the world, it also acts as the ultimate protector of the global commons, especially the world’s airspace and the sea lines of communication over which most of world trade travels.
- CommentaryMar 2, 2015
The cold-blooded murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov last Friday against the majestic backdrop of the Kremlin and St. Basil’s Cathedral marked the further descent of Russian politics into the equivalent of Dante’s Inferno; a very dark place that seethes with hatred, deception, and violence.
- CommentaryFeb 13, 2015
The recent decline in world oil prices is likely to constrain economic growth and investment in the Caspian region.
The steep decline in global oil prices has dealt a blow to earnings for many energy-exporting states, pushing their finances and investment projects over the red line.
- Critical QuestionsFeb 9, 2015
- CommentaryFeb 5, 2015
Amid worldwide currency wars and competitive devaluations, Kazakhstan’s tenge has remained stable in a fixed band of 181 to 184 to the dollar, a level established last February when the Kazakh government imposed a 19 percent devaluation.