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Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2188
Bulletins - February 16, 2018
 

Navalny appeal denied;
Planning for war with the West

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2187
Bulletins - February 15, 2018
 

How Russia hides the true cost of its foreign wars;
An expanding footprint in the Arctic

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2186
Bulletins - February 2, 2018
 

Russia in the Middle East: there to stay;
Belated recognition for Jewish veterans

 
Russia Is Poised To Surprise The US In Battlefield Robotics
Articles - January 25, 2018
 

No one would call Russia's government and budgetary bureaucracy particularly nimble, nor its defense industry particularly advanced. Certainly, it trails Western economies in such key areas as communication equipment, microelectronics, high-tech control systems, and other key technologies. But in certain aspects of the field of unmanned military systems, Russia may be inching ahead of its competition in designing and testing a wide variety of systems and conceptualizing their future use.

 
Freedom On The Wane
Articles - January 23, 2018
 

When Great Britain told the United States in February of 1947 that it could no longer protect Greece and Turkey, President Harry Truman and his top aides realized that America would have to step up to protect freedom or cede the Mediterranean and maybe Europe and other regions to the Soviets.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2183
Bulletins - January 18, 2018
 

The Russian threat to NATO connectivity;
In post-conflict Syria, the advantage goes to Russia

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2182
Bulletins - January 16, 2018
 

The Kremlin takes aim at Khodokovsky's political legacy;
NATO seeks to deter Russia in cyberspace

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No 2181
Bulletins - January 9, 2018
 

Nationalist activism on the rise;
Is Russia really eyeing the exits in Syria?

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2179
Bulletins - January 2, 2018
 

No more foreign eyes on Russia's legislature;
Russia banned from 2018 Games

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2177
Bulletins - December 26, 2017
 

Ulyukayev in the dock;
A separate internet for the BRICS?

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2176
Bulletins - December 20, 2017
 

Russia's Ukrainian war machine;
Disinformation targets trust in British public health

 
Law Warriors Needed
Articles - December 19, 2017
 

"The first thing we do," proclaims one of the characters in "Henry VI," Shakespeare's famous play about palace intrigue, "let's kill all the lawyers."

Over the ages, the phrase has become ubiquitous - and synonymous with popular disdain for what is widely seen as an elitist, out-of-touch profession. Yet today, the expertise of legal professionals is desperately needed to help the U.S. navigate the emerging geopolitical discipline known as "lawfare."

 
Defense Technology Monitor - No. 24
Bulletins - December 18, 2017
 

Hypersonic weapons enable global strike capability;
Dreaming of invisibility;
The brewing debate over BCI;
Naval iron dome reaches IOC;
Russia's push for an independent internet directory

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2175
Bulletins - December 18, 2017
 

Russia plans Arctic energy monopoly;
A peace process for Syria?

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2174
Bulletins - December 14, 2017
 

A nuclear accident after all, perhaps;
The Kremlin gears up for war with Google

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2173
Bulletins - December 12, 2017
 

Russia's Olympic dreams in peril;
Shilling for Syria at the UN

 
Red Robots Rising: Behind The Rapid Development Of Russian Unmanned Military Systems
Articles - December 12, 2017
 

Over the last five years, the Russian Federation has made great strides in designing, testing, evaluating, and fielding a variety of unmanned military systems, including land, air, and sea-based models. Russian media is full of announcements and analyses of the use and specification of what I call red robots, while Russia's foray into Eastern Ukraine and Syria afforded Moscow a rare opportunity to field and operate such machines in combat

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2172
Bulletins - December 11, 2017
 

Deepening tensions over RT designation;
A lucrative Mideast arms market


 
Suspend Robert Mueller
Articles - December 11, 2017
 

The FBI has historically had a well-earned reputation for competence and integrity. The American people deserve no less when it comes to extraordinary investigations that touch the highest levels of government. Justice demands that these matters be pursued with the utmost honesty, probity and impartiality. However, evidence is emerging that special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller’s investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, as well as the Hillary Clinton email investigations, have been fatally compromised by naked politics.

 
If the US does not act, the Caucasus will be under Russian control
Articles - December 11, 2017
 

Since the Black Sea and its littorals have become contested zones between Russia and the West, it behooves us to think cogently about U.S. interests in the equally important Caucasus and how to defend them. Our vital interests are the same as the 1990s, even taking into account major changes in the regional and global strategic environment. We want these states to remain independent, enjoy real sovereignty within their treaty-defined borders, remain at peace with each other and be open to international economic markets.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2171
Bulletins - December 7, 2017
 

A new nuclear disaster?;
Ceding the initiative on Syria

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2170
Bulletins - December 6, 2017
 

Those other "foreign fighters";
The secret of Putin's success: Russia's "genetic code"

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2169
Bulletins - December 5, 2017
 

Shaping Syria's political future;
Kremlin outrage over Twitter ban

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2168
Bulletins - December 4, 2017
 

Securing the Kerch Strait;
More freedom of action against "undesirable" organizations

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2167
Bulletins - December 1, 2017
 

Syria's plight, Russia's profit;
Sobchak makes a splash

 
Defense Technology Monitor - No. 22
Bulletins - December 1, 2017
 

Wirelessly charging drone subs;
The Pentagon's new EW strategy;
Reconsidering "Rods from Gods";
The hazards of hacked robots;
New military applications for AI

 
US Would Be Wise To Prepare For EMP Attacks On Its Cities
Articles - November 29, 2017
 

Imagine that a hostile nation - say, North Korea - fires a nuclear-tipped missile at the United States. The missile detonates in the upper atmosphere above a major American city such as Los Angeles, releasing a cascade of charged electrons that damages and destroys all technology and electrical systems within line-of-sight of the explosion. Vital infrastructure on the country's Western seaboard is incapacitated. Large swathes of California and parts of Nevada lose power. Stores, social services and emergency functions that rely on electricity begin to break down, as disorder spreads and the death toll climbs.

 
Resource Security Watch - No. 9
Bulletins - November 28, 2017
 

The problem of food security in Pakistan;
A crackdown on illegal mining in Brazil;
A spike in atmospheric carbon dioxide;
Russia's expanding global nuclear presence

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2166
Bulletins - November 28, 2017
 

Russia's media blacklist takes shape;
Another presidential contender rises... maybe

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 180
Bulletins - November 27, 2017
 

Iran's Afghan "Volunteers";
Khatami under fire...;
...while Larijani jockeys for position;
Iran continues its illicit procurement;
A helping hand from Moscow

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2165
Bulletins - November 27, 2017
 

The start of a Russo-American media war?;
The Kremlin versus crypto-currencies

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2164
Bulletins - November 10, 2017
 

Russian hackers target NATO;
Moscow takes aim at American media

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2163
Bulletins - November 8, 2017
 

No justice for soldiers' families;
How Russia sells its Syria engagement

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1305
Bulletins - November 8, 2017
 

China's arms sales diplomacy;
Now Beijing eyes the Arctic

 
Resource Security Watch - No. 3
Bulletins - November 3, 2017
 

Yemen's cholera outbreak rages on;
Migration and the Middle East water shortage;
America eyes Europe's LNG market;
Water and America energy independence;
China's controversial "Great Green Wall"

 
The Russian War On Terror
Articles - November 3, 2017
 

Which country ranks as the largest source of foreign fighters for the Islamic State's "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq?

That dubious distinction doesn't belong to a Middle Eastern state, despite the fact that countries such as Saudi Arabia have historically been major contributors of radicals to the Islamic State's ranks. Nor is it a North African nation, even though Tunisia had previously served as the preeminent supplier of fighters for the Syrian front.

 
Global Islamism Monitor - No. 46
Bulletins - October 30, 2017
 

Ireland on Alert;
Target: America;
The Islamist timber trade;
The persistence of Palestinian "resistance";
Russia's role in the foreign fighter program

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2162
Bulletins - October 23, 2017
 

Flying Russia's unfriendly skies;
Generational change among Russia's governors

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2159
Bulletins - October 10, 2017
 

How Russia exploits the North Korean crisis;
A helping hand for Hamas

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2158
Bulletins - October 9, 2017
 

Russia, Europe edge closer to political divorce;
Facebook wises up to Russian propaganda... finally

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2157
Bulletins - October 4, 2017
 

Is Russia ready for a woman president?;
Russia's dying diplomats

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2156
Bulletins - October 2, 2017
 

Selective punishment for cyber specialists;
Russia makes strides in drone warfare

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2155
Bulletins - September 29, 2017
 

Jury-rigging Russia's local elections;
The targeting of Crimea's Tatars

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2154
Bulletins - September 26, 2017
 

Russian "active measures" target Western democracy;
New moves in Moscow's war on a free Internet

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2153
Bulletins - September 25, 2017
 

Prepping for next year's elections;
U.S., Russian ties continue to fray

 
Making Sense Of Russian Strategy In Syria
Articles - September 22, 2017
 

What shapes Russia's calculus in the Syrian theater? Since its formal decision to intervene in the Syrian civil war in September 2015, the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin has become a guarantor of the stability of the Assad regime, as well as a key power broker in any conceivable solution to the ongoing crisis. Yet, two years on, Moscow's motivations for its continued presence in Syria are still not well understood by most observers, either in the Middle East or in the West.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2152
Bulletins - September 19, 2017
 

A new twist to Russian information warfare;
Moscow moves to protect national payments

 
Global Islamism Monitor - No. 45
Bulletins - September 18, 2017
 

An ISIS call to arms;
Tunisia's progress sparks clerical pushback;
Preparing for the return of Russia's jihadis;

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2151
Bulletins - September 11, 2017
 

The strange case of Mikhail Lesin;
Moscow digs in in Syria

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2150
Bulletins - August 30, 2017
 

A year on, why the "national guard" is indispensable;
Russia's war on the World-Wide Web, continued