Hybrid War: Russia vs. the West

16.07.2015

Why Moscow Opposed Grexit

Putin phoned IMF chief, asking the Europeans to support Athens in any way possible. It is likely that Obama asked to do the same thing: there is no indication that Greece was ever a point of contention between Russia and the United States—despite Greece’s position on the Ukrainian crisis, its anti-Western rhetoric, and Tsipras’ friendship with Putin
18.06.2015

Don’t Overreact to Russia and Its Forty “New” Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles

Putin’s announcement that Moscow plans to add more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal is troubling mainly because of its political and psychological impact on NATO allies. But it is no cause for alarm.
17.05.2015

Reconnaissance Through Peace: Why Kerry Visited Russia

As it attempts to step back from the brink of a new Cold War, the West will have to make sure that Putin does not interpret backtracking as a reward for bad behavior
14.04.2015

What Did Tsipras and Putin Gain From Their Meeting in Moscow

The Ukraine crisis has made Europeans see Greek foreign policy as particularly threatening and divisive. In reality, Greece is simply acting in line with its long-standing political traditions. The question of European unity still lies in the hands of Brussels and Berlin.
3.04.2015

Crimea as Part of Russia: First Conclusions

Russia’s problems with Crimea and Crimea’s problems with Russia will only continue to grow.
27.03.2015

Why the St. Petersburg Summit of the Kremlin’s Friends Failed

Putin and his policy attract sympathizers in Europe from both far left and far right. However, Russian ideologists have such a poor idea of who supports them overseas that they failed to assemble and present a convincing contingent of supporters, only embarrassing themselves in the end.
10.03.2015

What’s Behind Lithuania’s Restored Compulsory Military Service?

  • Luke Coffey
  • Konstantin Ranks
About seven years after abolishing compulsory military service and amidst the tense situation in Ukraine, Lithuania has restored conscription. Eurasia Outlook asked its experts to weigh in on the deeper meaning of this maneuver and what its consequences might be.
4.03.2015

Sanctions Vortex or Global Thinking?

  • Sergej Sumlenny
The European and U.S. sanctions seem to be the most challenging factor for western companies doing business in Russia. As sanctions lists and types of sanctions have got more and more complicated during the last year, clarity has decreased and risks have increased dramatically.
10.02.2015

Russia’s Performance at the Munich Security Conference: A Symptom or a Cause?

When Russian diplomats talk about Ukraine, they are actually speaking to just one man—Vladimir Putin. Moscow does not see any value in reaching out to the broad policy community in the West. The scary thing is that this behavior is not a consequence of the Ukrainian crisis, but one of its major sources.
9.02.2015

When It Comes to Nuclear Weapons, Words Are Deeds

Those fearing a repeat of the Cold War should understand that the current situation may be worse than the Cold War in some respects.
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