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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 21, 2022

the globe unlikely to be caused by a malign foreign actor; “Putin Accountability Act” in US House names targets; US to evacuate embassy staff in Ukraine; More Russian troops to border; Calvey gets a reprieve; US to ‘formally address’ Russian grievances that Western powers threaten Russia

Departures Podcast with Hakan Bulgurlu, author of ‘A Mountain to Climb’

Several years ago, Hakan Bulgurlu was at the top of his game. He was serving as CEO of Arçelik, a multi-billion dollar corporation. He and his family, including three young children, were enjoying a great life with frequent international travel. But he was also deeply troubled by the raw data he was seeing professionally documenting […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 19, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS: Russian forces complete withdrawal from Kazakhstan; Tokayev says everything is well in Kazakh politics; Erdogan invites Putin and Zelensky to Turkey for talks; EU divided on potential Russian sanctions, and would they even work anyway?; Blinken and Lavrov to meet

Departures Podcast with Seth Jones, author of ‘Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran and the Rise of Irregular Warfare’

Forget tanks, missiles, and soldiers. The forms of warfare predominantly being used against the United States today are much more often unconventional and irregular, such as large-scale offensive cyber actions, disinformation campaigns, spying, economic subversion, and smaller armed conflicts via proxies.  This is a deeply worrying trend, argues Seth Jones, author of the terrific book […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 10, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS – US-Russia talks in Geneva; Germanyt says Nord Stream 2 still doesn’t meet requirements; Russia curbing hostile coverage of Ukraine; An “opportunity” for the Kremlin in Kazakhstan unrest; Former Kazakh security chief arrested on treason charges; “What’s Russia’s logic in the current crisis?”

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – January 5, 2022

Today in Russia/CIS: Kazakhstan erupts in unrest, cabinet resigns, internet disconnected, Government appeals to CSTO for help; New year, same economic troubles for Russia?; COVID-19 cases on the decline in Russia after trebling for months