Russia and Eurasia
Russia and Eurasia
- CommentaryMar 5, 2014
Last week, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin turned a three-month long, mainly domestic political crisis in Ukraine, which appeared headed to resolution, into a full-blown international crisis.
- Critical QuestionsFeb 24, 2014
Q1: Is this a new Cold War?
- CommentaryJan 30, 2014
With the casualties mounting in the long-running protests against the government of President Viktor Yanukovych, Ukraine is approaching a tipping point.
- ReportJan 23, 2014
On February 7, 2014, the 22nd Winter Olympic Games will open in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. Because these games will be the first Olympics hosted by Russia since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, they will be more than a mere athletic competition— they possess a singular symbolic character, important to Russia and particularly to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
- NewsletterJan 15, 2014
The January 2014 issue of Comparative Connections is available at http://csis.org/program/comparative-connections
- Critical QuestionsBy Edward C. Chow, Prof. Brenda ShafferDec 17, 2013
President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and a number of Western leaders witnessed December 17 in Baku the signing of documents for the final investment decision (FID) on the Shah Deniz phase II development. Shah Deniz gas exports from Azerbaijan will bring new volumes of natural gas to Europe.
- ReportBy Samuel J. Brannen , Foreword by John J. HamreNov 12, 2013
This report is the culmination of a two-year project examining the complex relations among Turkey, Russia, and Iran in an effort to better understand these countries’ perceptions in the post–Cold War world and the conditions and interests that cause international political alignments among them.
- NewsletterOct 14, 2013
The conclusion of Afghanistan’s ‘Kabul process’ or ‘Afghanization’ will be pivotal both for the national security and economic interests of the People’s Republic of China.
- CommentarySep 16, 2013
Much of the commentary in the past week since the Russians seized on Secretary Kerry’s remarks in London to propose exploring a process by which Syria would agree to give up its chemical weapons program has suggested that Putin has the “upper hand” over President Obama, or even that this is a trick designed to buy time for Assad and prevent a U.S. military strike on Syria.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamJul 18, 2013
Hard as it may be to believe, it was nearly a full month ago that Edward Snowden leaked highly classified NSA documents revealing the details of the agency’s widespread, global surveillance programs. From that point, Snowden began his stay in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, sparking wild and ongoing speculation of where he would end up.