Russian and Eurasian Studies

Gordon M. Hahn

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0 by Gordon M. Hahn  For the Kremlin, a threatening convergence of events occurred last week in Ukraine and Moldova. First, NATO organized a military exercise in the Black Sea and Odessa, Ukraine, the scenario of which targeted Russia. Second, Weimar-like Maidan Ukraine, still plagued by a grave democracy deficit little better than Russia’s own […]

by Gordon M. Hahn [Still perhaps of some relevance today given continuing jihadi, Iranian jihadi, and Kurdish threats Iraq’s (and Syria’s) territorial integrity, the following was published by me at Radio Free Liberty Radio Liberty, Gordon M. Hahn, “A Federation for Iraq,” Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Newsline, Vol. 7, No. 88, 12 May 2003, http://www.rferl.org]  A Federation for […]

by Gordon M. Hahn In a recent series of statements, Russian liberal politicians, activists, and intelligentsia members have criticized the Russian democratic opposition’s most popular and effective leader Aleksei Navalnyi. Russia’s democrats again have shown themselves to have mastered an uncanny inability to unite, especially ever since Vladimir Putin took the Russian presidency in 2000. […]

by Gordon M. Hahn It is perhaps ironic and at the same time just that the first meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin occurred in Germany at the G-20 summit in Hamburg. After all it is there that the Cold War began to unwind with the peaceful fall of […]

by Gordon M. Hahn A few months ago I was asked to give an interview, which never took place. The prospective interviewer sent the following question among several others: “How will President Donald Trump interact with Putin?” In preparing for the interview I jotted down the following notes: Realist + Realist >? Realist v. realist […]

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 election, Hillary Clinton, the Washington Post has been engaged in an extensive ‘hissy fit’ and […]