Policy Memos by Dmitry Gorenburg

Dmitry Gorenburg 07-23-2012

In recent months, Russia (with Chinese support) has increasingly staked out a strong position in support of the Assad regime in Syria. As Syria’s allies dwindle, Russia has become its foremost protector in the...

Dmitry Gorenburg 07-23-2012

U.S. policy toward Russia, as toward the rest of the world, tends to be highly reactive. Analysts and policy-makers usually spend their time discussing what the Russian government might do in the...

Dmitry Gorenburg 07-23-2012

Last August, the Russian army undertook its first offensive action on foreign soil since the end of the Afghanistan war in 1989. After the initial outburst of patriotic fervor faded, the Russian...

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Dmitry Gorenburg 07-23-2012

For the first two years of the Russian military reform program that began in October 2008, the top priority of the Ministry of Defense was reorganization. This involved the transformation of the...

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Dmitry Gorenburg 07-23-2012

For the United States, the strategic importance of the Caspian region has increased dramatically in recent years. The Caspian littoral states have come to provide an important set of opportunities for...

Dmitry Gorenburg 07-23-2012

In the last six months, the Russian Navy has undertaken several high profile deployments. The number and geographic scope of these deployments is unprecedented in the history of the Russian Navy after...

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Dmitry Gorenburg 07-23-2012

Russian ships left their bases in Sevastopol and Novorossisk and sailed for the Georgian coast on August 9, the day after hostilities began in the region. A total of 13 ships were involved in the...

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Dmitry Gorenburg 07-23-2012

In recent years, Russia’s foreign policy and behavior have become increasingly self-assertive and the rhetoric of its leaders increasingly hostile. Accordingly, some in the West have viewed with...

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Dmitry Gorenburg 07-23-2012

In dealing with Russia’s Muslim minority, the government in Moscow is facing a challenge that is likely to become more serious in coming years. By most estimates, self-identified...

Dmitry Gorenburg 07-23-2012

For minority nationalist activists at the dawn of perestroika, the decline of titular languages was one of the most pressing problems facing their republics. By the late 1980s, minority languages had been...

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