Vladimir Putin’s Annual Address and Its Message

Several Carnegie experts from different offices discuss the significance of Putin’s address to the future of Russia and its role in the international community.

What Do You Expect from Vladimir Putin’s Visit to India?

What do you expect from Vladimir Putin’s visit to India? Eurasia Outlook posed the question to some leading experts in the field in order to gather some predictions about the meeting’s significance to Russia-India relations moving forward.

Putin’s Urbi et Orbi

Vladimir Putin’s annual address to parliament on December 4, 2014 has laid down the Kremlin's medium-term strategy. The next four or five years will be very difficult if not critical for Russia, and the Russians, in Putin’s view, absolutely must meet the challenges and win.

Winners and Losers in the Black Sea Gas Game

Calling time on the South Stream pipeline project, Putin announced a new Black Sea pipeline to Turkey instead. The new project could be a competitor to Azerbaijan gas ambitions, but, at the same time, it may require more collaboration in the future.

What Do You Expect From Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Turkey?

  • Memduh Karakullukçu
  • Ümit Pamir
  • Adnan Vatansever
  • Pavel Shlykov
In view of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Turkey, Eurasia Outlook asked a few of the authors of the recent paper on Russian-Turkish cooperation what to expect from this visit.

Frozen Donbas?

In Donbas, there is mostly a tactical operation aimed at reinforcing rebel positions, not preparation for a full-fledged war. The West may not have a better solution than to accept to freeze Donbas for the winter.

Russia Divided

The ethno-religious tensions in Russia have subsided a bit in 2014, because the Ukrainian conflict has shifted the xenophobic sentiments from an internal to an external adversary. However, this shift does not eliminate xenophobia altogether—on the contrary, overall aggressiveness is on the rise.

Anti-Western Sentiment as the Basis for Russian Unity

  • Maria Snegovaya
Russia’s anti-western sentiment runs deeper than just the regime’s manipulation of public opinion. Russia will only be able to move forward and become a successful member of the globalized world by resolving its deeply buried existential crisis.

Queuing for Russia’s Food Market

The list of countries wanting to take advantage of Western sanctions to boost their food exports to Russia has nothing in common but the desire to gain a new market.

A Decade After, Terrorism Remains a Threat

Russian terrorism is deeply rooted in politics, religion, and social issues. Also, it is part and parcel of the global radical movement. Ten years after the terrorist attack on a school in Beslan, the repeat of that tragedy is still possible.
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