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GORDON M. HAHN

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The Washington Post, Russia, and Trump

by Gordon M. Hahn Is it all the result of 'garbage in, garbage out' or just bad propaganda/stratcomm (strategic communications)? Like the rest of the U.S. mainstream media, ever since the defeat of their preferred candidate in the 2016 presidential... Continue Reading →

Putin the Balancer: Containing and Balancing Russia’s Multifarious Forces through Soft Authoritarianism

by Gordon M. Hahn As noted numerous times, Putin is not an all-powerful dictator. He is a soft authoritarian leader riding a relatively unstable or metastable 'sistema', state and society. One of his oft-discussed roles is as arbiter between institutions... Continue Reading →

Trump’s NATO Policy: The Worst of Both Worlds

by Gordon M. Hahn Judging from his statements on the campaign trail, it was generally expected that as president Donald Trump would seek a major reform of what he in many ways properly called "obsolete" NATO and move to reduce... Continue Reading →

Gordon M. Hahn’s Congressional Testimony Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security’s Sub-Committee on Intelligence and Security, U.S. Congress April 3, 2014

Gordon M. Hahn, Ph.D. Analyst and Advisory Board Member Geostrategic Forecasting Corporation “Assessing Terrorism in the Caucasus and the Threat to the Homeland” Testimony Before the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Sub-Committee on Intelligence and Security, U.S. Congress April 3,... Continue Reading →

The Fall of Dmitry Medvedev

by Gordon M. Hahn Opposition leader Alexei Navalnyi's recent corruption allegations against Russian Prime Minister and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev poses a grave threat to Medvedev's political survival in that position. The timing of the allegations is crucial, coming... Continue Reading →

REPORT: Chechnya: Russia’s Black Hole, Putin’s Achilles’ Heel

by Gordon M. Hahn Ramzan Kadyrov's regime in Russia's republic of Chechnya is by far the worst manifestation of Russian President Vladimir Putin's soft authoritarian regime. Kadyrov's regime breaches the porous wall between soft and everyday authoritarianism and then some.... 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 →

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