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Russian Organized Crime Print Email
Transnational Threat Initiative - Projects

The transnational character of Russian organized crime, when coupled with its high degree of sophistication and ruthlessness, has attracted the world's attention and concern to what has become known as a global "Russian Mafia." Along with this concern, however, has come a fair amount of misunderstanding and stereotyping with respect to Russian organized crime groups.

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Protecting Legitimacy in Politics in the Baltic States Print Email
Transnational Threat Initiative - Projects

Organized crime is corroding democratic institutions and processes and compromising the legitimacy of political life in both established and emerging democracies. The effects of illegal networks over political processes are multiple and range from the illicit financing of political campaigns to the formation of new legally established political parties; and from voter intimidation to collusion with emerging or established political movements and figures.

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Organized Crime in the Baltic Sea Region Print Email
Transnational Threat Initiative - Projects

The Baltic Sea Region has undergone tremendous changes over the last two decades. Once divided by the Iron Curtain, the countries in the region have become increasingly integrated through the transition into democracy and market economy and the expansion of the EU. Organized crime has advantaged from the integration of the Baltic Sea Region by becoming increasingly transnational. This challenges law enforcement agencies to follow suit.

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Publications on Eastern Europe

Juraj Beskid, Tomáš Baranec
Is “Turkish Stream” a Serious Threat to the Trans-Caspian Pipeline?
CACI ANALYST, Volume 17, No. 4, March 04, 2015 Webpage Link
Dmitry Shlapentokh
Kazakhstan and the EEU
CACI ANALYST, Volume 17, No. 4, March 04, 2015 Webpage Link
Stephen Blank
Turkey’s Crimean Dilemmas and Passivity
ARTICLE, Turkey Analyst, Volume 8, No. 4, February 27, 2015 Webpage Link
Eduard Abrahamyan
Gyumri Murders Threaten to Disrupt Armenia's Relations with Russia
ARTICLE, CACI-Analyst, Volume 17, No. 3, February 18, 2015 Webpage Link
Stephen Blank
Sanctions, Energy Prices, and Ruble Depreciation Challenge CIS Governments
ARTICLE, CACI-Analyst, Volume 17, No. 3, February 18, 2015 Webpage Link
Richard Weitz
Astana Strives to Resolve Ukraine Conflict
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 2, January 22, 2015 Webpage Link
Erica Marat
How Russkii Mir Enters Central Asian Politics
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 2, January 22, 2015 Webpage Link
Valeriy Dzutsev
Kabardino-Balkaria: Conclusion of Nalchik Trial Fails to Calm Volatile Republic
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 2, January 22, 2015 Webpage Link
Tomáš Baranec
No Light at the End of the Tunnel: Obstacles to Revival in the Georgian-Ossetian Conflict Zone
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 1, January 07, 2015 Webpage Link
Naveed Ahmad
Russia's Pakistan Volte-Face
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 1, January 07, 2015 Webpage Link
Stephen Blank
South Stream, Russia and Turkey: What Does The Deal Mean?
ARTICLE, Turkey Analyst, Volume 7, No. 22, December 3, 2014 Webpage Link
Daniel Linotte
The Eurasian Economic Union – Implications for Governance, Democracy and Human Rights
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 23, December 10, 2014 Webpage Link
Bernt Berger
The Limits of Russia's "Pivot to Asia"
POLICY BRIEF, No. 166, December 05, 2014 Webpage Link
Valeriy Dzutsev
Russia Presses Ahead with Annexation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 22, November 26, 2014 Webpage Link
Stephen Blank
Kyrgyzstan's Interactive Crises and Their Broader Implications
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 21, November 11, 2014 Webpage Link
Huseyn Aliyev
Russian Army Increases Numbers of North Caucasian Conscripts
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 21, November 11, 2014 Webpage Link
Johanna Popjanevski, Carolin Funke
Russian-Proposed Treaty with Abkhazia Unravels Hopes for Rapprochment with Georgia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 20, October 29, 2014 Webpage Link
Armen Grigoryan
Armenia to be Admitted into Eurasian Union
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 19, October 15, 2014 Webpage Link
Emil Souleimanov
The Sundry Motivations of Caucasians in Ukraine
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 19, October 15, 2014 Webpage Link
Richard Weitz
SCO Military Drills Strengthen Russian-Chinese Regional Hegemony
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 18, October 01, 2014 Webpage Link

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