Russia and Eurasia
Russia and Eurasia
- 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.
- NewsletterMar 28, 2013
- ReportMar 20, 2013
This report presents the key findings of an 18-month CSIS project to assess the forces and interests shaping relations among Turkey, Russia, and Iran; the strategies that these governments are pursuing to manage differences and sustain cooperation; and how these dynamics are influencing regional developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Caucasus, and Central Asia.
- NewsletterFeb 24, 2013
- ReportJan 30, 2013
The war in Afghanistan has led the United States and its International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) partners to pay unprecedented attention to Central Asia as a staging ground and strategic rear. With the impending drawdown of international forces from Afghanistan, Central Asia will cease being on the front lines of U.S.
- Critical QuestionsBy Heather A. Conley, Michael J. Green, Christopher K. Johnson, Karl F. Inderfurth, Victor Cha, Andrew C. Kuchins, Ernest Z. Bower, Stephen Johnson, Bonnie S. GlaserJan 25, 2013