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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

Richard Weitz
Iran and the SCO: new opportunities, new challenges
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, No. 13, August 14, 2015 Webpage Link
Eduard Abrahamyan
The fading illusion of Armenia-NATO relations
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, August 11, 2015 Webpage Link
George Tsereteli
Russia's warfare strategy and borderization in Georgia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, No. 15, August 10, 2015 Webpage Link
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak
Turkey and China: Merging Realpolitik with Idealism
ARTICLE, Turkey Analyst, Volume 8, No. 15, August 10, 2015 Webpage Link
Eka Janashia
Moscow continues "creeping annexation" of Georgian territory
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, August 07, 2015 Webpage Link
Farkhod Tolipov
Uzbekistan concerned over SCO expansion
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, No. 14, August 05, 2015 Webpage Link
Micha’el Tanchum
AGRI's progress advances Brussels' and Baku's energy agendas
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 13, July 08, 2015 Webpage Link
Tomáš Baranec
Is the North Caucasus becoming another battlefield in the global jihad?
A, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 13, July 08, 2015 Webpage Link
Michael Hikari Cecire
Shifting Russian Policies Towards Allied Separatist Regions
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 11, June 10, 2015 Webpage Link
Ozan Serdaroglu
After the Deal: The EU and Iran’s Energy Promise
POLICY BRIEF, No. 177, May 08, 2015 Webpage Link
Richard Weitz
Moscow CFE Kill Threatens Caucasus Stability
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 8, April 29, 2015 Webpage Link
Nurzhan Zhambekov
Russia’s Regulation of Labor Migration Set to Hurt Central Asian Economies
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 8, April 29, 2015 Webpage Link
Bernt Berger
Russia Hedging Its Bets in East Asia?
CONFERENCE REPORT, in Europe In The Asian Century, March 25, 2015, pp. 38-43 Webpage Link
Emil Souleimanov
Nemtsov’s Assassination and the Chechen Trace
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 5, March 18, 2015 Webpage Link
Valeriy Dzutsev
Russia to Strip Abkhazia and South Ossetia of their Limited Sovereignty
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, No. 5, March 18, 2015 Webpage Link
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

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