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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

Svante E Cornell
Checking Putin's Eurasian Ambitions
JOURNAL ARTICLE, The Wall Street Journal, April 06, 2014 Webpage Link
Oleg Salimov
Tajikistan's Government Anxious over Crimea
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 07, April 02, 2014 Webpage Link
Farkhod Tolipov
Ukraine and the CIS Perspective: Implications for Central Asia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 07, April 02, 2014 Webpage Link
Richard Weitz
Ukraine Crisis and Putin's Post-CIS Integration Plans
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 07, April 02, 2014 Webpage Link
John C.K. Daly
What does Russia's Annexation of Crimea Mean for Georgia's Efforts to Join NATO?
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 07, April 02, 2014 Webpage Link
Kemal Kaya
The Crimean Crisis: Turkey’s Priorities Differ from the Western Powers
ARTICLE, Turkey Analyst, Volume 07, No. 06, March 26, 2014 Webpage Link
Avinoam Idan
Crimea is not a Pawn on the Ukraine Chess Board - Russia is There to Stay
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 06, March 19, 2014 Webpage Link
Slavomír Horák
Russia's Intervention in Ukraine Reverberates in Central Asia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 06, March 19, 2014 Webpage Link
Valeriy Dzutsev
The Crimean Crisis and Georgia's Breakaway Territories
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 06, March 19, 2014 Webpage Link
Niklas Swanström
China's Stakes in the Ukraine Crisis
POLICY BRIEF, No. 147, March 12, 2014 Webpage Link
Huseyn Aliyev, Emil Souleimanov
MAIDAN: Lessons for the South Caucasus
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 05, March 05, 2014 Webpage Link
Valeriy Dzutsev
Putin Makes the Circassian Issue Part of Russia's Relations with the West
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 04, February 19, 2014 Webpage Link
Tomáš Baranec
The Sochi Olympic Games and the Rise of Cossacks in the North Caucasus
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 04, February 19, 2014 Webpage Link
Stephen Blank
Central Asian Qualms About Eurasian Union Mounting
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, February 05, 2014 Webpage Link
Jamil Payaz
Kyrgyzstan Wants to Keep Its Wholesale Markets in the Customs Union
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, February 05, 2014 Webpage Link
Valeriy Dzutsev
Moscow Takes Counterproductive Security Measures Ahead of Sochi
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 02, January 22, 2014 Webpage Link
Niklas Swanström
Sino –Russian Relations at the Start of the New Millennium in Central Asia and Beyond
ARTICLE, Journal of Contemporary China, January 22, 2014 Webpage Link
Dmitry Shlapentokh
Kazakhstan Drifts to China Amid Tension with Russia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 01, January 08, 2014 Webpage Link
Emil Souleimanov
Volgograd Bombings Demonstrate the Inability of Russia's Security Services
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 01, January 08, 2014 Webpage Link
Huseyn Aliyev
New Anti-Terrorism Law to Target Families of North Caucasus Insurgents
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 15, No. 24, December 11, 2013 Webpage Link

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