Russian Resurgence Timeline

Dec 31 2014

The Tumultuous Birth of the Eurasian Economic Union

The bloc will come into effect amid regional economic difficulties stemming from Russia's current decline.
Dec 23 2014

Russia's Economic Concerns Could Have a Calming Effect in Ukraine

Europe and Russia are both operating under economic constraints that could force both sides toward an understanding on the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
Dec 17 2014

With Ruble in Free Fall, the U.S. Pushes Putin to the Edge

A Russian collapse may have serious unintended consequences.
Dec 16 2014

Viewing Russia From the Inside

A visit to Moscow revealed Russians' reactions to economic adversity and their perspective on actions in Ukraine.
Dec 11 2014

Russia Refocuses on the Middle East

Russia's diplomatic activities in the region have less to do with bilateral relations than with keeping the United States preoccupied.
Dec 04 2014

Russia: Putin's Annual Speech Marks Dramatic Shift

The past year has brought major geopolitical and economic challenges for Russia, and Moscow's thinking has changed accordingly.
Nov 28 2014

Russia Expands Military Influence Over Georgia

Russia's military agreement with Abkhazia shows it does not need to annex breakaway regions to have influence in the former Soviet periphery.
Nov 12 2014

Downing of an Armenian Helicopter Stokes Tensions in an Old Conflict

Azerbaijani forces shot down the helicopter, creating a slew of questions about the countries' frozen rivalry.
Oct 19 2014

Georgia and Kyrgyzstan: Similar Countries, Worlds Apart

When it comes to the standoff over Ukraine, these former Soviet states are on opposite ends of the spectrum.
Oct 16 2014

Against Russia's New Military Strategy, NATO Wavers as Lithuania Prepares

Plans for a new rapid reaction force reflect Baltic concerns about the hybrid warfare strategy Russia deployed in Ukraine.
Oct 15 2014

Georgia: Russia Proposes a Treaty with Abkhazia

Tbilisi has spoken out against the draft treaty, which Abkhaz leaders have also called unacceptable in its current form.

Despite ongoing demographic, economic and geopolitical problems, Russia is using every tool at its disposal to reassert itself in the former
Soviet Union. Rather than taking back its former position as the patron state of many Central Asian, Caucasus and Eastern European countries, the Kremlin is attempting to exert softer control over its former republics.

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