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Artem Kureev

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Artem Kureev is an expert from the Moscow-based think tank “Helsinki+” that deals with protecting interests of Russians living in the Baltic countries. Kureev graduated from Saint Petersburg State University’s School of International Relations.

10.01.2017

Why the new US military buildup in Europe doesn't yet worry Russia

Why the new US military buildup in Europe doesn't yet worry Russia

As President Obama deploys thousands of troops and new military hardware to Europe, Moscow is waiting to see the next moves of the Trump administration

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04.01.2017

The Turkish New Year's massacre and the future of terrorism

The Turkish New Year's massacre and the future of terrorism

If the recent tragic events in Istanbul are any indication, nightclubs could become a target for future terrorist attacks by ISIS

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25.12.2016

Russia's military plane en route to Syria crashes. What is behind it?

Russia's military plane en route to Syria crashes. What is behind it?

It remains to be seen if the incident is a well-organized terrorist attack. No matter what results the probe will yield, it won’t return victims — gifted musicians, journalists and the woman who dedicated her life to saving distressed people

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20.12.2016

Trucks instead of bombs: The new face of terrorism

Trucks instead of bombs: The new face of terrorism

As the latest terrorist event in Berlin shows, the goal of the Islamists is to scare society rather than the authorities. For that purpose, trucks are more effective than bombs

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09.12.2016

Decoding the changes in Russia's new foreign policy concept

Decoding the changes in Russia's new foreign policy concept

The latest edition of the Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation only mentions Ukraine in passing and gives little or no emphasis to potential cooperation between Moscow and Washington

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08.12.2016

What Trump's NATO policy means for Russia

What Trump's NATO policy means for Russia

With the new Trump administration asking its European allies to take on a greater share of military defense expenses, one of the unintended victims could be Russia’s military-industrial complex

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15.11.2016

INTERPOL, Russia and the new fight against international terrorism

INTERPOL, Russia and the new fight against international terrorism

Now that INTERPOL has elected a Russian police major general as its new vice-president, there are growing hopes that the Russian experience can be used to help crack down on international terrorism

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11.11.2016

A Trump presidency will have implications for NATO

A Trump presidency will have implications for NATO

Donald Trump could reassess America’s foreign policy priorities, and that would almost certainly lead to a new strategic role for NATO – including a greater emphasis on fighting terrorism abroad

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11.09.2016

15 years after 9/11, the terrorists are winning

15 years after 9/11, the terrorists are winning

Since the attacks of September 11, the world has become a more dangerous place, and there is little the U.S. and its allies can do to counter the appeal of radical Islam

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19.07.2016

The invisible Russian military presence in Syria

The invisible Russian military presence in Syria

Although the campaign in Syria is officially over, Russian military personnel remain in the country and their number is unlikely to decrease significantly in the future

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15.07.2016

The grim lessons from the terror attack in Nice

The grim lessons from the terror attack in Nice

There may be no way to completely protect Europe from future terrorist attacks. But better coordination between security services would have a real impact in the fight against terror

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06.07.2016

Three scenarios for Russian military action

Three scenarios for Russian military action

A Ukrainian blitzkrieg, a new arms race with the West, or the selective use of security crises abroad to achieve strategic goals – which scenario will Russia prefer during a time of increasing geopolitical turbulence?

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03.05.2016

NATO, the Baltic States and a new arms race in Europe

NATO, the Baltic States and a new arms race in Europe

The recent decision by NATO to send four armed battalions to the Baltic States and Poland as a preemptive move against potential Russian aggression could lead to a dangerous escalation in hostilities

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26.04.2016

Reasons to be hopeful after the Russia-NATO Summit

Reasons to be hopeful after the Russia-NATO Summit

Russia and NATO renewed their dialogue for the first time since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis, but the talks failed to produce any results. However, the very fact that the summit took place means a lot

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23.03.2016

Russia's bitter experience could help EU tackle its terrorism challenges

Russia's bitter experience could help EU tackle its terrorism challenges

Following the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Europe could well take into consideration the experiences of Israeli and Russian intelligence agencies and police. But how effective will these measures be?

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16.02.2016

Russia and Turkey: On the edge of military confrontation

Russia and Turkey: On the edge of military confrontation

Russia’s new combat readiness drills could be sending a political message to Turkey – or it could be early preparations for a full-scale war

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08.01.2016

Russia's new national security strategy has implications for the West

Russia's new national security strategy has implications for the West

A close reading of Russia’s new national security strategy shows how the Kremlin perceives the situation in Russia and abroad

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02.12.2015

Why the Kremlin is pursuing a well-known human rights group

Why the Kremlin is pursuing a well-known human rights group

Opposition activists have questioned the Kremlin’s recent attempts to limit the activities of Memorial, Russia’s most famous human rights advocacy group. Is this really a cause for concern?

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25.11.2015

Russian jet shot down by Turkey: What lies behind this action?

Russian jet shot down by Turkey: What lies behind this action?

What are the implications for Moscow-Ankara relations after the Russian military jet was shot down by Turkey?

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17.11.2015

Russian plane crash in Egypt: Terror in the sky and its impact on Kremlin

Russian plane crash in Egypt: Terror in the sky and its impact on Kremlin

The Russian security services confirm that the crash of the Russian passenger airline in Egypt is a result of a terrorist attack. To what extent will this be successful in intimidating the Kremlin?

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