Hybrid War: Russia vs. the West


Russia: Sealing the New Quality of Its Foreign Policy

In 2013 Russia’s foreign policy has finally assumed a new quality, something which will probably last. This foreign policy makes Russia much more of an international player than ever before in the last quarter-century.

Looking Back on 2013: What Is Its Legacy?

Understanding that the world has found itself in a period of interregnum, or “time without a trajectory,” is the key legacy of 2013.

Snowden's Geopolitical Revelations

Edward Snowden revealed a lot not only about the National Security Agency activities, but also about the state of the world.

The State of Russia

The 20th anniversary of Russia’s Constitution and the Russian president’s State of the Nation Address delivered before the Federal Assembly are an opportune moment to sum up the state of Russia in 2013 and look ahead, in terms of its political system, economic, foreign, and security policies.

A Tale of Two NATOs: How Russia Can Cope With or Use Them

Russia may face a danger of becoming a “super Finland,” neutralized and marginalized between the NATO and China. To avoid this, Russia can strengthen its ties with the East-Asian countries.

About the Complaints Made Regarding Russia’s Alleged Violations of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

  • Vladimir Dvorkin
The recent reports in the U.S. media suggest that Russia has violated the INF Treaty seem to echo, at a new stage, previous claims made almost six months ago. At that time, questions arose in connection with the Rubezh missile flight tests and assumptions were made that the Rubezh missiles are actually intermediate-range missiles.

Syria: A Broader Compromise Is Required

The agreement on Syria between Russia and the United States turned out to be insufficient. A broader compromise is required to resolve the crisis, particularly between the warring sides in Syria.

From Geneva With Hope

The dramatic developments in Geneva last week demonstrate that the Iranian nuclear issue can be resolved. The details of the future accord are very important, and they may become sticking points for international diplomacy.

Title VIII: A Worthwhile Expense

  • Julie Leighton
Title VIII, also known as the Program for Research and Training on Eastern Europe and Eurasia did not receive funding for the 2013 fiscal year. It has been a proven success in the past. If given the proper funding, Title VIII may continue to be so in the future.

The Asian Connection

Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific, one of the main themes of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, held on October 7 and 8 in Bali, is certainly growing.
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