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Russian and Eurasian Politics

GORDON M. HAHN

REPORT: Towards a Realist American Russia Policy

by Gordon M. Hahn American foreign policy, especially its Russia policy, is a runaway train without rails, driven by a troubling confluence of hubristic ideological influences and bureaucratized sectoral interests networked through Washington. These two kinds of influence too often... Continue Reading →

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The Real “Snipers’ Massacre”, Ukraine, February 2014: Updated/Revised Working Paper

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... Continue Reading →

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REPORT: The Russian-American ‘Reset’, NATO Expansion, and the Making of the Ukrainian Crisis

by Gordon M. Hahn An emerging myth--one being put forward by both present and former U.S. government officials, the DC think tank community, and the media--is that NATO expansion had nothing to do with the making of the Ukrainian crisis... Continue Reading →

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Kremlin Stringing Kadyrov Along on Oil

by Gordon M. Hahn Chechen President and strongman Ramzan Kadyrov recently may have finally won long-sought concessions from Moscow in oil related industries, something he has been fighting to attain from RosNeft since he came to power in the once... Continue Reading →

Dr Hahn’s Sott Radio Interview, 16 April 2017

See Dr. Hahn's 16 April 2017 Sott Radio interview at http://www.sott.net/article/348338-The-Truth-Perspective-Interview-with-Gordon-M-Hahn-Revolution-regime-change-and-jihad "Today on the Truth Perspective, we interview Dr. Hahn about his work on Russia's Islamic threat, as well as his research on regime change and revolution. We'll also discuss... Continue Reading →

The Syrian Chemical Attack and Trump’s Response

by Gordon M. Hahn Last week news broke that the regime of Bashar Assad had carried out a chemical weapons bombing attack killing at least 72 civilians, many of them children. Media was plastered with photographs of children and infants... Continue Reading →

The Petersburg Jihadi Attack in Context: Recent Developments in Jihadism in Russia, 2014-2017

by Gordon M. Hahn The recent jihadi attack in St. Petersburg, Russia, which killed 14 and wounded 45, was long in coming and has limited connection with Russia's role in the war in Syria. 2017 was bound to see an uptick... Continue Reading →

REPORT: Federalism, Self-Determination, and Lessons from Russia’s Communalist Challenge

by Gordon M. Hahn Introduction The success or failure of Russia’s transformation into a stable market democracy will determine the degree of international stability throughout central Eurasia (former USSR) and Eurasia writ large (the 'World island' stretching from China to... Continue Reading →

Present Civilizational Limits of NATO Expansion

By Gordon M. Hahn A relatively recent (2016) Gallup public opinion survey suggests that there are some shifting sands in Russia’s periphery and the East-West geostratic contest worth watching (“Most NATO Members in Eastern Europe See It as Protection,” Gallup,... Continue Reading →

Khodorkovskii Gets It: Russian-Negotiated Transition, Not Western-Backed Revolution

by Gordon M. Hahn As Russia prepares to commemorate the 1917 Bolshevik coup which followed the initial phase of its violent revolution from below and led to its second phase, the Russian civil war and ultimately to totalitarian communism, some... Continue Reading →

Navalnyi ‘Kompromats’ Medvedev: Implications

by Gordon M. Hahn The recent revelations from opposition leader and Foundation for the Fight Against Corruption (FBK) founder Aleksei Navalnyi has had a limited ripple effect in society but may reflect somewhat more turbulence for the regime's ruling groups... Continue Reading →

The Fate of Russia and the Image of the French Revolution

by Gordon M. Hahn What Do Russia's liberal intelligentsia, Napoleon, and Western Democracy-Promotion have in common? In a word: revolutionism. In September-October 1799 the Russian army was doing battle with the French revolutionary army marched by Napoleon across Europe to... Continue Reading →

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