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Eastern Europe
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

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
Micha’el Tanchum
A Collective Security Alliance Takes Shape in the South Caucasus
ARTICLE, Turkey Analyst, Volume 7, No. 17, September 24, 2014 Webpage Link
S. Frederick Starr, Svante Cornell, editors
Putin's Grand Strategy: The Eurasian Union and Its Discontents
BOOK, September 18, 2014, pp. 203 Webpage Link
Dmitry Shlapentokh
Kyrgyzstan's Security Predicament and Implications for Eurasian Union Membership
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 17, September 17, 2014 Webpage Link
Avinoam Idan
Resurgence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict - A Russian Move on the Ukraine Chessboard
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 16, September 03, 2014 Webpage Link
Ernesto Gallo
Eurasian Union versus Silk Road Economic Belt?
POLICY BRIEF, No. 159, August 29, 2014 Webpage Link
Nicklas Norling
Kazakhstan's Model Is the Best Bet for Ukraine
COMMENTARY, The Moscow Times, August 28, 2014 Webpage Link
Valeriy Dzutsev
Russia Takes Steps to Absorb South Ossetia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 15, August 14, 2014 Webpage Link
John C.K. Daly
Shanghai Cooperation Organization Set to Expand
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 15, August 14, 2014 Webpage Link
Svante Cornell
No More Frozen Conflicts
COMMENTARY, The American Interest, July 21, 2014 Webpage Link
Sangsoo Lee
North Korea’s Diversifying Diplomatic Ties
POLICY BRIEF, No. 157, June 26, 2014 Webpage Link

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