Policy Memos by Pavel Baev

Pavel Baev 07-23-2012

Russia launched its own war against terror in September 1999 when the country, shocked by twin bomb attacks in Moscow, made a contract with newly appointed prime minister Vladimir Putin. He promised to...

Pavel Baev 07-23-2012

At the start of 2005, Russia hit a low in its international relations. Awkward interference in the Orange Revolution in Ukraine resulted in serious tensions with the European Union. The Bratislava summit was...

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Pavel Baev 07-23-2012
Counterterrorism has never been a convincing Russian strategy for Central Asia. At the start of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, attempts to ...
Pavel Baev 07-23-2012

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the argument that U.S. and European recognition of Kosovo’s unilateral declaration of independence will create a significant international precedent so many...

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Pavel Baev 07-23-2012

Each time a proposition is raised to resolve the Chechen conflict through negotiation, the Russian authorities respond with a double-riposte: We do not negotiate with terrorists, and there is nobody in Chechnya...

Pavel Baev 07-23-2012
The November 25, 2004 Russia-EU summit, dominated by disagreement over elections in Ukraine, marked a record low point in Russia’s relations with Europe. Putin probably regretted his...
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Pavel Baev 07-23-2012
That Russia is a great power appears to be an axiom of world politics, a point of reference accepted even by those who venture advice along the “Forget Moscow” line. Countering reams of...
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Pavel Baev 07-23-2012
Georgia is the only post-Soviet neighbor—and, in fact, the only country in the world—with which Russia has a protracted and carefully cultivated political conflict that periodically...
Pavel Baev 07-23-2012

Raising the giant Russian nuclear submarine Kursk after it sank on August 12, 2000, in the Barents Sea and then delivering it safely to dry dock at Roslyakovo, near Murmansk, was no small feat. The operation was unique in its scale and complexity, and further...

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Pavel Baev 07-23-2012

Since the attacks on the United States on September 11, Russian president Vladimir Putin has moved Russia decisively toward the West, staking out a prominent place in the U.S.-led antiterrorist coalition. He has also redefined the war in Chechnya as just another...

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Research Professor
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)