Sergey Markedonov

Sergey Markedonov is a visiting fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.


Commentary

Political instability and difficult history confront Russia's winter games next year.

Washington and Moscow's joint actions against extremism aren't systematic.

The northern Caucasus republic is of great strategic importance to Moscow, especially with the Sochi Olympics looming.

The troubles of 2008 are likely to be avoided, but the political situation is not fully healthy.

Kiev has an opportunity to show regional leadership.

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April 20, 2014