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Policy Memo # 245
Sarah E. Mendelson, Celeste A. Wallander, Julie Sawyer 01 Feb 2002
The growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in Russia is a national security issue. Russia’s rate of infection is the most rapid in the world, and its government is doing little to address the issue. In certain cases, it is actively thwarting international efforts at assistance. If Russia follows the trend lines of other states, such as South Africa, with most new cases occurring in males 18-25, HIV/AIDS will have disastrous effects on higher...
Policy Memo # 244
Theodore Gerber, Sarah E. Mendelson 01 Jan 2002
Despite considerable evidence collected by Russian and Western organizations of human rights abuses in Chechnya and a roll back in civil liberties in other spheres of life in Russia, survey data suggest that there is little demand for the protection of human rights and civil liberties. The Kremlin and other federal and local authorities have considerable latitude to violate personal rights because information about abuses never makes...
Policy Memo # 243
Theodore Gerber, Sarah E. Mendelson 01 Jan 2002
Human rights activists have documented mass graves, disappearances and torture, as well as the indiscriminate use of force by Russian federal forces against civilians in the current war in Chechnya. They recently have collected information that suggests Russian authorities are forming death squads to track down rebels. What impact do these reported abuses have on how Russians think about the war in Chechnya? What other factors shape their views...