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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

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2149
Bulletins - August 23, 2017
 

Kislyak's next gig;
Wargames, or a "Trojan Horse"?

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2148
Bulletins - August 17, 2017
 

New concerns about Kaspersky;
Making an example out of official corruption

 
The Sorry State Of The Ukrainian Navy - And Why It Should Matter To America
Articles - August 11, 2017
 

Although it has come at enormous human and financial cost, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine that has raged in the latter's eastern territories since 2014 has helped spark a fundamental transformation of the Ukrainian military. The country now boasts the second-largest standing army in Europe (behind that of Russia), while a newfound sense of national unity - together with new training and greater readiness - has forged an increasingly capable fighting force. Nevertheless, at least one notable weak spot in Ukraine's current military posture remains.

 
Russia Has Weaponized Energy
Articles - August 10, 2017
 

In January 2009, Eastern Europeans were rudely reminded of a very blunt fact: If Russia wants to shut off the gas, it can.

Angered by backlogged debts, Gazprom, Russia's massive state petroleum and natural gas corporation, cut off its supply of gas to neighboring Ukraine - and, through it, to parts of the European Union. For weeks in the dead of winter, millions of Europeans were stranded without power, as Gazprom and its Ukrainian counterpart Naftogaz blamed one another for the crisis. While the flow of gas eventually resumed, European governments emerged from the experience shaken, and for good reason.

 
Central Asia's Encouraging Development
Articles - August 8, 2017
 

Something is stirring across the vast expanse encompassing the Caucasus and Central Asia, an area of nearly 1.6 million square miles and more than 86 million people. Throughout the region, political momentum is gathering for deeper cooperation, engagement, and coordination.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2147
Bulletins - August 7, 2017
 

Putin's mandate, and next year's election;
Are Russian hackers at it again?

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2146
Bulletins - August 4, 2017
 

Russia gets its way in Syria;
Beijing bullish on ties with Moscow

 
Defense Technology Monitor - No. 18
Bulletins - July 25, 2017
 

Bionic spy dragonfly;
With an eye on Russia, U.S. focuses on electronic warfare;
A military focus on electromagnetic weapons;
Navy rail gun almost ready to launch;
Prepping for space warfare

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2144
Bulletins - July 20, 2017
 

European sanctions renewed, as Turkey expands energy ties;
A farewell to Kislyak

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2143
Bulletins - July 17, 2017
 

Ahead of the World Cup, an emerging soccer scandal;
Backward from government transparency

 
How Russian Rule Has Changed Crimea
Articles - July 13, 2017
 

Since Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014, the Ukrainian peninsula has become something akin to a "black box," with little verifiable data on conditions available to counterbalance the official Russian narrative that all is well in the Kremlin’s newest territorial holding. Now, however, a new study has provided perhaps the most detailed look to date on the true state of political and economic play on the peninsula. Published by the Ukrainian Institute for the Future, a new but well-connected think tank based in Kiev, the report - entitled "Crimea: Three Years of Occupation" - draws on data from local sources and the analysis of seasoned specialists to paint a damning picture of the human and economic costs of Russian rule, and to make a compelling case that the Kremlin's Crimean project is a threat to Crimeans themselves, as well as to everyone else.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2142
Bulletins - July 12, 2017
 

Navalny and a new spirit of protest;
Russia's dangerous new cyberweapon

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No.2141
Bulletins - July 11, 2017
 

More evidence of Moscow's hand in MH17 downing;
Russia's 2011 election - fraud on a massive scale

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2140
Bulletins - July 10, 2017
 

Stockholm in the crosshairs;
Russia's demographic decline accelerates

 
Trump's Opportunity To Arm Ukraine
Articles - June 30, 2017
 

President Trump's trip to Poland next week is an exceptional opportunity to reassert U.S. leadership and American greatness. In Warsaw Mr. Trump can reaffirm the U.S. commitment to European security by giving Ukraine the weapons it urgently needs to defend itself against Russia's continuing aggression.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2139
Bulletins - June 23, 2017
 

Russian culture... and political mobilization;
A scandal even Kadyrov can't hide

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2138
Bulletins - June 20, 2017
 

Moscow, Ankara normalize ties;
No compromise with Russia’s truckers

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2137
Bulletins - June 15, 2017
 

Moscow versus the World Wide Web, again;
ore rights for the FSB, less rights for Russians

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2136
Bulletins - June 13, 2017
 

Crimea's coming water crisis;
How the Kremlin manages eastern Ukraine

 
The Kremlin Needs to Address Russia's Demographic Crisis
Articles - June 13, 2017
 

The latest numbers are in, and the forecast for Russia's demographic health is bleak. According to official figures released by the country's state statistics agency, Rosstat, in late May, Russia had 70,000 fewer births during the first four months of 2017 than it did a year earlier.

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2135
Bulletins - May 31, 2017
 

A new activism among Russians;
Russia's stock rises in the Mideast

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2134
Bulletins - May 23, 2017
 

Navalny in the crosshairs;
Russia's growing naval activities in Europe

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2133
Bulletins - May 10, 2017
 

Venezuela's woes are Russia's gain;
Russia fortifies its border with the DPRK

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2132
Bulletins - May 9, 2017
 

Geopolitics play out at Eurovision;
The limits of Russia's anti-corruption reforms
 

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2131
Bulletins - May 4, 2017
 

Corruption protests, and crackdowns;
Moscow courts Managua

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2129
Bulletins - April 26, 2017
 

How Russian elites wash their dirty money;
The true cost of Syria

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2128
Bulletins - April 19, 2017
 

Revealed: the Kremlin's complicity in cyber crime;
A new job for the National Guard

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2127
Bulletins - April 18, 2017
 

Political repression on the rise in Crimea;
A new way to expand Russia's citizenry

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2126
Bulletins - April 10, 2017
 

Medvedev's crooked dealings;
The Kremlin monkeys with election procedures

 
Terrorism In Russia: Why The Problem Is Set To Worsen
Articles - April 5, 2017
 

On Monday, the subway system of St. Petersburg, Russia's second city, was the site of a massive bomb blast that killed 14 commuters and wounded more than 50 others. (A second, unexploded device was subsequently found and defused by authorities.) The attack marked the most significant terrorist incident to hit the Russian Federation since December of 2013, when a female suicide bomber blew herself up in the main train station of the southern Russian city of Volgograd ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in nearby Sochi. 

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2125
Bulletins - March 30, 2017
 

Rethinking Russia's tax code;
Regions rail against the federal center

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2124
Bulletins - March 27, 2017
 

Recognition for Ukraine's separatists;
Putin moves to protect believers

 
Resource Security Watch - No. 2
Bulletins - March 20, 2017
 

The difficulties of Israeli desalination;
Pakistan's water woes;
In Iran, environmental problems...and protests;
Africa's newest famine;
Russia eyes expanded Arctic presence

 
Global Islamism Monitor - No. 36
Bulletins - March 20, 2017
 

ISIS drones take flight;
Russia's Jihadi legion;
Afghan forces push back;
The economic state of the Islamic State;
An extreme education

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2123
Bulletins - March 17, 2017
 

The Duma rides to Putin's defense;
Second thoughts about Trump in Moscow

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2122
Bulletins - March 13, 2017
 

Navalny's moment of truth;
Media watchdog takes aim at foreign ownership

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2121
Bulletins - March 6, 2017
 

The high cost of being a Kremlin critic;
Russia turns up the heat on Belarus

 
Iran Democracy Monitor - No. 173
Bulletins - March 3, 2017
 

A political dark horse rises;
A route to regional energy dominance;
The debate over IRGC designation...;
...and movement toward an anti-Iranian bloc;
That enduring Russo-Iranian alliance

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2120
Bulletins - March 1, 2017
 

Cyber spy scandal deepens;
Russia's ongoing population problems
 

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2119
Bulletins - February 28, 2017
 

A cyber-shakeup in Moscow;
Ukraine's energy woes

 
Russia Reform Monitor - No. 2118
Bulletins - February 22, 2017
 

The emptying of Crimea;
Moscow courts Moldova
 

 
China Reform Monitor - No. 1270
Bulletins - February 20, 2017
 

China tests "carrier-killer" missile;
Chinese military strategists identify China’s top security threats

 
Defense Technology Monitor - No. 13
Bulletins - February 17, 2017
 

DOD outlines electronic warfare strategy;
British government eyes gamers for drone missions;
Defenseless against hypersonic missiles;
The limits of drone warfare;
DPRK finds new delivery system for dirty bombs