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.

Protecting Legitimacy in Politics in the Baltic States Print Email
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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.

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.


Publications on Eastern Europe

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
Dmitry Shlapentokh
The ISIS threat and Moscow's influence in Central Asia and the Middle East
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, November 06, 2015 Webpage Link
Avinoam Idan
Russia in Syria and Putin's geopolitical strategy
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, October 22, 2015 Webpage Link
Armen Grigoryan
Russia advocates peacekeeping mission as tensions flare over Nagorno-Karabakh
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, October 13, 2015 Webpage Link
Erica Marat
Kyrgyzstan: beyond democratic elections
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, October 12, 2015 Webpage Link
Tomáš Baranec
Trade, economy, and pro-Russian opinion in Georgia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, October 02, 2015 Webpage Link
Eduard Abrahamyan
The anti-ISIS coalition and Armenia's foreign policy options
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, September 30, 2015 Webpage Link
Emil Souleimanov
Russia's Syria initiative and the exaggerated ISIS threat to Central Asia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, September 25, 2015 Webpage Link
Natalia Konarzewska
Armenia's economic woes
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, September 15, 2015 Webpage Link

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