Russian Resurgence Timeline

Jun 01 2015

Serbia Looks West to Weaken Russia's Energy Dominance

The country needs Western governments to invest in its energy infrastructure.
May 26 2015

A Net Assessment of Europe

As fragmentation on the Continent worsens, Russia’s relative power will rise.
May 19 2015

Russia: NATO Urges Moscow To Stop Snap Exercises

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Brussels on May 19 to end Russian support for eastern Ukrainian militants and to stop carrying out military exercises on short notice, Deutsche Welle reported.
May 10 2015

Ukrainian Crisis Hardens National Identity

In the past year, Ukraine has undergone momentous changes and hardships — a trip from the western city of Lviv to Kiev highlights a more subtle change in national consciousness.
May 07 2015

A New Threat Prompts New NATO Ties

Increased Russian aggressions have Sweden and other non-aligned states pursuing closer ties with NATO.
Apr 27 2015

Russia's Scare Tactics in Ukraine

The Kremlin is amassing troops along the Ukrainian border to strengthen its position at the negotiating table.
Apr 27 2015

Germany and the Russia-West Standoff

The conflict in Ukraine has forced Berlin to become more involved in the former Soviet periphery, but Germany's actions will remain constrained.
Apr 24 2015

EU Antitrust Charges Open New Front Against Gazprom

The Russian energy giant's influence is weakening in Europe and at home.
Overview

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.

Key Analysis

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