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Category Archives: RSC Briefing

March 11, 2014

Ukraine in Crisis: An Assessment by The Henry Jackson Society

A PDF of this strategic briefing is available to download.
Ukraine is in crisis. Protests that initially began in November 2013 in opposition to President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to turn his back on an Associate Agreement with the European Union, led …

Posted in Briefing, Publication, RSC Briefing, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Spotlight
September 15, 2012

The White Ribbon Project

“The White Ribbon Project” is a campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the ongoing pro-democracy protest movement in the Russian Federation, symbolised by the white ribbon lapel pins popularised by protestors.
Inspired by the thousands of ordinary Russians who have peacefully …

Posted in Democracy & Development, Human Rights, Opinion Editorial, RSC Briefing, RSC Editorial, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
December 6, 2011

The Duma Drubbing: In an election marred by fraud, Putin’s United Russia still loses significant support

HJS Research Fellow Julia Pettengill analyzes the electoral setback for Vladimir Putin

Posted in Briefing, RSC Briefing, Russia, Russia Studies Centre | Tagged
September 23, 2010

Russia and terrorism: how the conflicting interests of Russian foreign policy are damaging its war on terror

Executive Summary:
            -Terrorism as an international security threat depends on an internationally coordinated response. Russia has played a central role battling terrorism as the security threat is very active within Russia and its sphere of influence. Afghanistan is of particular …

Posted in Briefing, RSC Briefing, Russia, Russia Studies Centre, Terrorism & Security
August 28, 2008

The Russo-Georgian War and its implications for other Russian neighbors and European security

Georgia and Ossetia have been in conflict with one another for the better part of a century. In 1918, during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution, a Georgian-Ossetian conflict broke out, raging for two years, with 5,000 casualties. Ossetian Bolsheviks with …

Posted in Briefing, Democracy & Development, RSC Briefing, Russia, Russia Studies Centre
November 28, 2006

Europe needs a new Russia policy

Recently, Europeans have become more and more aware of their biggest eastern neighbour. In London, the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, a former security service officer and a fiercely outspoken critic of the Kremlin, has raised more questions about the nature of …

Posted in Briefing, RSC Briefing, Russia, Russia Studies Centre