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 Three almost uninterrupted centuries of Russian self-comparison, self-assessment, self-identification with the West and ever deeper involvement in the intra-Western geopolitical and imperial competition have come to an end. Harsh lessons Russians have drawn from its three centuries of intimate interaction with the West — its Occidental Era — were reinforced by […]

by Gordon M. Hahn UPDATE: On 11 December 2018, the 100th birthday of the Soviet Union’s and Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s perhaps most important opponent, Alesksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended and keynoted the opening of a monument in Moscow to Solzhenitsyn. In his speech, Putin called Solzhenitsyn “a true patriot” and noted “the […]

by Gordon M. Hahn The alienation of post-Cold War Russia has proceeded in waves. Each successive Western overreach for not just maintaining but expanding its global hegemony has produced a new wav of Russian alienation. What will probably be the last wave, one that might help spark a wave of ultra-nationalism afterward has begun. This […]

by Gordon M. Hahn The World Bank recently announced that Russia jumped from 35th to 31st place in its annual ‘Doing Business Report’ evaluating the ease of doing business in 190 countries based on parameters such as ease in starting a business, registering property, getting loans, paying taxes, and enforcing contracts (www.doingbusiness.org/~/media/wbg/doingbusiness/documents/profiles/country/rus.pdf). Russia’s rank in […]

For Gordon M. Hahn’s interview to the conservative Polish website Kresy.pl see: https://kresy.pl/publicystyka/prof-hahn-dla-portalu-kresy-pl-polska-musi-znalezc-pokojowe-wyjscie-zanim-bedzie-za-pozno/ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ About the Author – Gordon M. Hahn, Ph.D., Expert Analyst at Corr Analytics, http://www.canalyt.com and a Senior Researcher at the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS), Akribis Group, San Jose, California, http://www.cetisresearch.org. Dr. Hahn is the author of Ukraine Over the Edge: Russia, […]

by Gordon M. Hahn The results in last month’s Russian gubernatorial elections point to both a possible challenge and extrication solution for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his system. They revealed: (1) new decline in the popularity ruling pro-Putin party Yedinaya Rossiya (YeR) or United Russia, (2) the limited though not insignificant capacity of Putin’s […]