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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

S. Frederick Starr, Svante Cornell, editors
Putin's Grand Strategy: The Eurasian Union and Its Discontents
BOOK, September 18, 2014, pp. 203 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
Dmitry Shlapentokh
Dugin, Azerbaijan, and Russian Energy Strategy
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 12, June 18, 2014 Webpage Link
Huseyn Aliyev
Repercussions of Ukrainian Separatist Referendums for the North Caucasus
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 12, June 18, 2014 Webpage Link
Ernesto Gallo
Kazakhstan's "Pivot to China"?
POLICY BRIEF, No. 154, June 04, 2014 Webpage Link
Armen Grigoryan
Armenia's Increasing Dependence on Russia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 09, May 07, 2014 Webpage Link
Dmitry Shlapentokh
Russia Fears Jihadists Returning Home
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 09, May 07, 2014 Webpage Link
Valeriy Dzutsev
Russia's Dilemma in South Ossetia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 16, No. 08, April 23, 2014 Webpage Link
Micha’el Tanchum
Turkey Vulnerable to Rising Russian Power in the Black Sea
ARTICLE, Turkey Analyst, Volume 07, No. 07, April 09, 2014 Webpage Link
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

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