“Russia’s Counterinsurgency in North Caucasus: Performance and Consequences”

By Ariel Cohen for Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College (SSI) March 31, 2014 Insurgent activity in the Northern Caucasus region continues. For Ariel Cohen, preventing the area from slipping back into even greater instability will require Moscow to tackle corruption, cronyism, discrimination, and unemployment – all of which it is unwilling

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March 6, 2014
By Dr. Ariel Cohen
За двадцать с лишним лет работы в Вашингтоне я не помню такого напряжения в отношениях с Москвой. Ни во времена югославских войн и примаковского «разворота над Атлантикой», ни даже во времена войны в Грузии. Стоит задуматься, что можно сделать сейчас, чтобы потом не было хуже.

Dr. Cohen on Anderson Cooper 360 discussing “Hillary Clinton compares Putin to Hitler (Video)

March 5th, 2014
During a private fundraiser, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared Putin’s claims of protecting minorities as justification for invading Ukraine to similar actions by Hitler in the 1930s. Anderson discussed these remarks and Putin’s strategies with author Masha Gessen and Ariel Cohen, who is a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation who interviewed Putin several times.