Russia and Eurasia Publications

Syria's 1956 Request for Soviet Military Intervention

Feb 02, 2016
Providing historical context behind Russia’s involvement in the ongoing conflict in Syria, Yair Even introduces a little known but important request from Syria for Soviet military intervention in 1956.

Kennan Cable No.14: Breaking the Ukrainian Procuracy

Jan 21, 2016
Securing the gains of revolution is often more difficult than the act of insurrection itself. The 2014 Maidan uprising has proven to be no exception to this rule, and despite notable achievements over the past two years, a growing consensus now exists that the reform process has hit a considerable, and potentially fatal roadblock: the prosecutor’s office.

Kennan Cable No.13: What Ukraine Can Learn from Other Countries’ Experiences with PTSD

Jan 05, 2016
Despite continuing reports of sporadic shelling in eastern Ukraine and breaches of the Minsk agreement, there is hope that the heavy fighting may be drawing to a close. But the human toll of the war will continue to be felt in Ukraine for a long time to come, especially the psychological wounds that the war has inflicted on the country’s soldiers and the civilian population.

Chapter 11 Update: Energy Security in the Mediterranean Region

Nov 16, 2015
This is an update to Chapter 11 of the book "Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition."

Chapter 8 Update: Russia and Eurasia

Oct 30, 2015
This is an update to Chapter 8 of the book "Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition."

Ukraine and Soviet Nuclear History

Aug 12, 2015
Ukraine’s scientists and nuclear infrastructure played a significant role in the development of the Soviet nuclear program, especially in its first stages. Recently declassified documents demonstrate that Ukrainian nuclear scientists were among the first in the USSR to propose the correct fundamental design for the atomic bomb.

The Geopolitics of European Security: The Consequences of U.S.-Russia Tension

Jul 07, 2015
At the present moment of obvious tension between Moscow and Washington, it may be tempting to dismiss the likelihood of progress on any diplomatic front, let alone in the complex multilateral format of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

The Geopolitics of European Security: The Consequences of U.S.-Russia Tension

Jul 07, 2015
At the present moment of obvious tension between Moscow and Washington, it may be tempting to dismiss the likelihood of progress on any diplomatic front, let alone in the complex multilateral format of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Kennan Cable No.10: A Strategy for Economic Assistance to Ukraine

Jul 02, 2015
To help Ukraine avert disaster, the United States and Europe need a strategy for providing political and economic support that matches available resources to the complex reality of Ukraine’s economy, politics, and society, and that encourages the emergence of a Ukrainian-led vision for the country's future.

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