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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

Najia Badykova
EU's Southern Gas Corridor still lacks strategic approach
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, March 30, 2016 Webpage Link
Roger N. McDermott
Russia-Tajikistan antiterrorist exercises: strategic messaging
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, March 28, 2016 Webpage Link
Richard Weitz
Moscow's agenda in Central Asia and the Caucasus: it is official
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, March 18, 2016 Webpage Link
Stephen Blank
Russia's new gambit: sharing intelligence with the Taliban
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, March 15, 2016 Webpage Link
Emil Souleimanov
Kadyrov represses dissent among European Chechens
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, March 09, 2016 Webpage Link
Avinoam Idan
The Russian-Turkish Confrontation as Leverage in Putin’s Hands vis-a-vis NATO
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 18, February 29, 2016 Webpage Link
Umida Hashimova
Russia-Uzbekistan migration agreement unlikely to change conditions for migrants
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 18, February 10, 2016 Webpage Link
Ipek Velioglu
How the Russian-Turkish crisis affects Central Asia and the Caucasus
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 18, February 08, 2016 Webpage Link
Zamira Sydykova
Commemorating the 1916 Massacres in Kyrgyzstan? Russia Sees a Western Plot
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, January 20, 2016 Webpage Link
Ipek Velioglu
Turkey’s Alternative Gas Suppliers: Who to bet on?
ARTICLE, Turkey Analyst, Volume 08, January 15, 2016 Webpage Link
Frederick Starr, Svante Cornell, Johan Engvall, Michael Emerson, Vladimir Socor
After the Enhanced PCA: Kazakhstan in Focus
POLICY BRIEF, No. 188-191, December 22, 2015 Webpage Link
Johan Engvall
Kazakhstan’s Bid for the UN Security Council
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, December 14, 2015 Webpage Link
Najia Badykova
Do Russian-Turkish Energy Relations Have a Future?
ARTICLE, Turkey Analyst, Volume 08, December 09, 2015 Webpage Link
Natalia Konarzewska
Russia's Gazprom to deepen its presence in the Georgian market?
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, December 07, 2015 Webpage Link
Eduard Abrahamyan
What does the friction between Russia and Turkey mean for Armenia?
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, December 03, 2015 Webpage Link
Huseyn Aliyev, Emil Souleimanov
Russia's missile launches and the militarization of the Caspian Sea
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, November 23, 2015 Webpage Link
Stephen Blank
A new boost for the Southern Corridor?
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, November 20, 2015 Webpage Link
Farkhod Tolipov
Pluses and minuses of the C5+1 format
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, November 13, 2015 Webpage Link
Emil Souleimanov
Will Russia deploy Chechen units to Syria?
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, November 09, 2015 Webpage Link

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