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GORDON M. HAHN

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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 →

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 →

Russia and the Democracies: Is Russia a Foe of the Liberal Democratic Order?

by Gordon M. Hahn The 'Washington consensus' on Russia - a consensus now being challenged by the Trump Administration - assumes and fosters the idea that Moscow seeks to destroy the ‘liberal democratic order.’ One of the U.S. intelligence agencies’... Continue Reading →

American Misadventures and Russian Gains: Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood Strategy, General Flynn’s Russia Play and Trump’s Debacle

by Gordon M. Hahn The rise and fall of General Michael Flynn should come as no surprise. While a policy of seeking some realist accommodation of Russian interests in the conduct of American foreign policy makes sense, the extent of... Continue Reading →

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