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CROSS-DOMAIN COERCION : THE CURRENT ART OF STRATEGY  By Dmitry (Dima) Adamsky

This paper traces the evolution of Russian views on the art of coercion, and on the roe of nuclear weapons in it, from the post-Cold War "regional nuclear deterrence" thinking to the ...Read more >

45 Pages
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RUSSIAN FORCES IN UKRAINE  By Igor Sutyagin

The annexation of Crimea and the subsequent large-scale deployment of Russian troops near the Russo-Ukrainian border were popularly referred to in Russia as ‘Operation Russian ...Read more >

10 Pages
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GAZA 2014: ISRAEL’S ATTRITION VS HAMAS’EXHAUSTION  By Eitan Shamir and Eado Hecht

While Hamas adopted a strategy of psychological exhaustion of Israel’s civilians, Israel employed physical attrition of Hamas’ military capabilities. This article examines how these strategies interacted with each ...Read more >

10 Pages
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GAZA 2014: HAMAS’ STRATEGIC CALCULUS  By Glenn E. Robinson

This article analyzes Hamas’ strategic and political calculations during the 2014 conflict with Israel in Gaza. I argue Hamas did not plan the conflict, which came mostly in response to Israel’s crackdown on Hamas ...Read more >

14 Pages
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RUSSIA’S INFO-WAR: THEORY AND PRACTICE  By Cameron Johnston

The fabrications and distortions propagated by the Kremlin during the Ukraine crisis have made the concept of ‘information warfare’ common currency. Less widely appreciated is the Russian leadership’s understanding of the term ...Read more >

2 Pages
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RUSSIAN NUCLEAR FORCES, 2015  By Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris

Russia is modernizing its strategic and nonstrategic nuclear warheads. It currently has 4,500 nuclear warheads, of which roughly 1,780 strategic warheads are deployed on missiles and at bomber ...Read more >

14 Pages
673.29 KB
RUSSIA’S CONCEPT OF HYBRID WARS:IMPLICATIONS FOR SMALL STATES  By Michael Raska and Richard A. Bitzinger

A strategic concept of “hybrid wars” or “non-linear wars” has reshaped the new doctrine of the Russian Armed Forces. While its underlying principles are still imprecise small states should study such ideas with an eye ...Read more >

3 Pages
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FROM GREATER EUROPE TO GREATER ASIA? THE SINO-RUSSIAN ENTENTE  By Dmitri Trenin

The rupture between Russia and the West stemming from the 2014 crisis over Ukraine has wide-ranging geopolitical implications. Russia has reverted to  its traditional position as a Eurasian power sitting between the East and ...Read more >

30 Pages
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WROMG WARS ?   

With Russia and Ukraine deadlocked in the Donbass region, could it be that each is actually fighting the wrong war? The conflict has set back the Maidan Revolution’s European ambitions, pushed Ukraine’s economy to the ...Read more >

6 Pages
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BROTHERS DISUNITED: RUSSIA’S USE OF MILITARY POWER IN UKRAINE  By Roger n. mcdermott

Following Russia’s forcible seizure of Crimea in February-March 2014 and its involvement in destabilizing southeastern Ukraine, much expert commentary has advanced the idea that Moscow’s use of military power was rooted in ‘hybrid ...Read more >

50 Pages
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A NET ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENTS IN EURASIA SINCE THE START OF 2014  

Considering Russia’s shocking transformation in the course of just half a year, it is easy to forget that last February the country was united in the joy of hosting the Sochi Winter Olympic games. ...Read more >

52 Pages
1.96 MB
RUSSIA AND THE WEST IN LIGHT OF THE UKRAINE CRISIS  By Sergey Markedonov

Today Russia and the West face the most severe crisis in their relations since the end of the Cold War. The West accuses Russia of violating international law in ...Read more >

9 Pages
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AMERICAN PUBLIC ATTITUDES TOWARD ISIS AND SYRIA  

Americans overwhelmingly say that ISIS is the biggest challenge facing the United States in the Middle East—well above Iranian behavior and Palestinian-Israeli violence. Overall, 70% say ISIS is the biggest threat, ...Read more >

9 Pages
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RUSSIA EVOLVING ARCTIC STRATEGY  By Ekaterina klimenko

This Policy Paper is being published at a particularly important and sensitive moment. While the Arctic contains considerable undeveloped resources, realizing their potential benefits depends on cooperation. ...Read more >

36 Pages
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RUSSIA EVOLVING ARCTIC STRATEGY  By Ekaterina klimenko

This Policy Paper is being published at a particularly important and sensitive moment. While the Arctic contains considerable undeveloped resources, realizing their potential benefits depends on cooperation. ...Read more >

36 Pages
271.75 KB
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