Russian and Eurasian Studies

Gordon M. Hahn

by Gordon M. Hahn The February Snipers’ Massacre: Introduction On February 18-20th 2014 there was a major escalation of the violence on Kiev’s Maidan, ending in a massacre on the 20th and ultimately in the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanuykovych. In the center of a European capitol over one hundred police and demonstrators had been shot […]

by Gordon M. Hahn The answer is not really, but kind of. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalnyi has certain political-behavioral traits that remind one of Vladimir Lenin. Strategically, he seems to prefer a revolution, even a violent one, to peaceful transition. Temperamentally, he is extremely divisive even among those parties that should be his political […]

by Gordon M. Hahn From former spooks to libertarian-conservative talk show hosts to leftists and liberals various theories have been put forward as to why and how Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to ‘destroy Americans’ confidence in democracy’ and ‘sow chaos across American and the world.’ In short, Putin ultimately seeks to destroy faith in […]

Par Gordon M. Hahn – Le 26 janvier 2019 L’isolement de la Russie de l’après-guerre froide s’est fait par vagues successives. Chaque fois que l’Occident a tenté d’augmenter son emprise, non seulement pour maintenir son hégémonie mondiale mais aussi pour l’étendre, une nouvelle vague d’aliénation de la Russie s’en est suivie. Ce qui sera probablement […]

Gordon M. Hahn Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent approach to the semi-crisis in Yekaterinburg was ‘Putin the balancer’ in action. Although I had written several pieces recently asking whether Putin might be losing his touch in, or perhaps even his desire to continue balancing Russia’s sundry political forces opposed, partially opposed, sometimes opposed, etc. to […]