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“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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The Russian Military and the Georgia War: Lessons and Implications (Military Bookshop, September 1, 2011)

In this monograph, the authors state that Russia planned the war against Georgia in August 2008 aiming for the annexation of Abkhazia, weakening the Saakashvili regime, and prevention of NATO enlargement. According to them, while Russia won the campaign, it also exposed its own military as badly needing reform. The war also demonstrated weaknesses of

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Eurasian Energy

Published in the “Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook” by Praeger Security International on August 10, 2009. Edited by Gal Luft and Anne Korin. Read more

Kazakhstan: The Road to Independence (Silk Road Studies Program) (Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Silk Road Studies Program)

This monograph reviews the development and future prospects of independent Kazakhstan, a major Caspian oil supplier, and explores its politics and the national economy, with particular attention to the energy sector, through the prism of its uneasy but to date relatively successful independence and through an analysis of its relations with the world’s most powerful

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Kazakhstan: Energy Cooperation with Russia – Oil, Gas and Beyond (GMB Publishing, 2006)

This important study explains how Russia, with its private sector and policy makers working in tandem, has exerted a significant amount of control over Kazakhstan’s vast natural resources and its economic freedom. It looks at the way Russia and Kazakhstan agreed to divide the Caspian Sea shelf and how Kazakhstan has managed to maintain good

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Russian Imperialism: Development and Crisis (Praeger, 1996 hard cover, 1998 paperback)

This book subjects the Soviet Union as an empire to systematic scrutiny, using tools and methods at the disposal of modern political science. Foreign policy specialists, defense experts, and Russian area analysts will find this book essential. The book is also recommended for undergraduate and graduate courses in Russian and Soviet history and the study

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