Russian Resurgence Timeline

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.
Apr 13 2015

Stratfor's Second-Quarter Forecast 2015

As economic crises persist in the second quarter, the United States will expand its foreign policy options in managing the Middle East and Russia.
Apr 07 2015

Russia Nervously Eyes the U.S.-Iran Deal

The diminishing animosity between Washington and Tehran will weaken Russia's influence over energy supplies in Europe and Moscow's political clout in the Middle East.
Mar 24 2015

Turkmenistan Faces Unprecedented Challenges in 2015

The risk of instability does not seriously threaten the government's survival, but it will force Ashgabat to act more cautiously in its foreign policy.
Mar 17 2015

Can Putin Survive?

Politicians who miscalculate and mismanage events tend to lose their jobs.
Mar 11 2015

Russia Weighs the Cost

Before deciding how — and whether — to take overt action in Ukraine, Russia must consider which option would meet Moscow's geopolitical imperatives.
Mar 10 2015

What the West Could Do

Air superiority would be crucial to any Western response if Russia should invade Ukraine.
Mar 09 2015

Gaming a Russian Offensive

If Russia decided to invade Ukraine, it would have several options, none of which are perfect.
Mar 06 2015

The U.S. and Russia: Exercises and Venom

Armies exercise all the time, but context is everything.
Mar 02 2015

Estonia: Ruling Party Prevails In Elections

Estonia's ruling Reform Party emerged as the overall winner in the general election March 1, pulling ahead of the Centre Party that had been leading in polls, Euractiv reported March 2.
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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