Moscow Struggling to Coordinate Counter-Terrorist Effort in North Caucasus 2016-01-02 21:09:16 Staunton, VA, January 2, 2016 — Moscow is finding it increasingly difficult to coordinate the various agencies involved in its counter-terrorist effort in the North Caucasus, and its shortcomings in that regard are “being paid for by the blood” of local residents, according to Rasul […]
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Putin Will Invade Baltics Only If He Faces Collapse of His Regime, Kasparov Says
Staunton, November 5 – Only if he is facing the complete collapse of his regime, Garri Kasparov says, will Putin consider invading the Baltic countries because NATO has made it clear that it will defend them and Moscow is unprepared to go to war with the West. Instead, the Kremlin leader is more likely to […]
Putin Names Army General as Presidential Plenipotentiary to Siberia
Staunton, May 13 – Vladimir Putin’s decision to name an Interior Ministry general as his plenipotentiary representative to the North Caucasus came as no surprise given that that federal district is far from pacified, but his choice of an army general for that position in Siberia raises some broader questions about the Russian president’s current […]
Is Putin at Risk of Being Overthrown by a Coup?
Staunton, April 28 – Many in Russia and the West have speculated that the combination of Vladimir Putin’s policies against Ukraine, Moscow’s increasing isolation internationally, and deteriorating economic conditions at home will eventually lead to a Maidan-style challenge to his rule. That is possible, of course, but a man identified as a former FSB officer […]