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Russia's Military Nadir: The Meaning of the Chechen Debacle

"In war the moral is to the physical as ten to one.


Scandal Shakes the Siloviki

A series of investigations in Russia's defense establishment highlights a corrupt elite.

Kadyrovization and Failed Road Maps

The assassination of Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov on May 9 is not only a major set back for Vladimir Putin's designs to enforce peace in the war torn republic, it is also emblematic of how ill-conceived "road maps" are.

Balancing American Interests: Russia, Georgia and the War on Terrorism

Washington cannot expect Moscow's substantial cooperation in the war on terrorism to endure if there is no reciprocal effort to address Russian priorities.

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April 20, 2014