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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.

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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16.11.2015

Tragedy in Paris: Terrorist attack or a new type of war?

Tragedy in Paris: Terrorist attack or a new type of war?

The ruthlessness and efficiency of the Paris terror attacks suggests that the EU may fundamentally have to change the way it thinks about complex issues such as security, immigration, multiculturalism and even human rights

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11.11.2015

Russian Diaspora: A tool of soft power?

Russian Diaspora: A tool of soft power?

The recent World Congress of Compatriots event in Russia raised the issue of how the Russian government could support the interests of Russian compatriots abroad, especially in the post-Soviet space

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30.10.2015

The one military scenario in Syria that scares the Kremlin

The one military scenario in Syria that scares the Kremlin

The Kremlin recognizes the risks of the Syria campaign, especially the potential for capture of Russian pilots carrying out the ISIS bombing campaign. So how will Russia respond to casualties in Syria?

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20.10.2015

Russia's Syria campaign is no panacea

Russia's Syria campaign is no panacea

Despite the reported success of Russia’s first airstrikes against ISIS and the morale boost for the Syrian army, it remains to be seen how long the Russian campaign in Syria will be viable

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01.10.2015

What are the risks of Russian military involvement in Syria?

What are the risks of Russian military involvement in Syria?

It remains to be seen if Russia will be able to contribute to fighting ISIS in Syria through a more intensive military involvement in the conflict. However, the risks from such operation remain high

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29.09.2015

In the Mistrals deal, Moscow wins, Paris loses

In the Mistrals deal, Moscow wins, Paris loses

The news that France was selling the Mistrals to Egypt was quite positively received in Moscow. Such a deal promises many benefits to Russia, but how good is it for Cairo?

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25.09.2015

The real reason for stationing Russian fighter jets in Belarus

The real reason for stationing Russian fighter jets in Belarus

The decision of whether or not to host a new Russian airbase in Belarus will force Belarusian leader Lukashenko to declare either in favor of Russia or the West ahead of an upcoming presidential election

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22.09.2015

Will MOOCs open or close Russia's universities to the world?

Will MOOCs open or close Russia's universities to the world?

An innovative new Russian online educational platform known as Open Education hints at the future of Russian higher education

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04.09.2015

Relax, the Kremlin isn't trying to block Facebook, Twitter

Relax, the Kremlin isn't trying to block Facebook, Twitter

The controversial law on personal data that took force this week was met with mixed feelings within Russia. Is the Kremlin really trying to tighten the screws to impose more online censorship?

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02.09.2015

Can Estonia build a new Berlin Wall between Russia and the West?

Can Estonia build a new Berlin Wall between Russia and the West?

Estonia's attempts to build a new fence on its border with Russia might symbolically raise a new Iron Curtain between Russia and the West. But does Europe really want it - and can it afford it?

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25.08.2015

Apocalypse not now: Why a direct war between Russia, NATO is unlikely

Apocalypse not now: Why a direct war between Russia, NATO is unlikely

Amidst the increase in large-scale military exercises in Europe and Russia, apocalyptic scenarios are becoming commonplace. Thankfully, the worst-case scenarios are unlikely at best. Here’s why

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20.08.2015

Estonian spy case: A throwback to Cold War era

Estonian spy case: A throwback to Cold War era

With the sentencing of an Estonian intelligence agent to 15 years in a Russian prison, the Kremlin seems to be returning to its Cold War approach to state security

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05.08.2015

How the Kremlin reassessed its military approaches after Ukraine

How the Kremlin reassessed its military approaches after Ukraine

By comparing the new Russian naval and military doctrine with U.S. military strategy, it’s possible to see that Russia is actually planning a strategy that avoids the risk of military conflict with the West

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28.07.2015

Russia's military overtures in Crimea provoke a NATO response

Russia's military overtures in Crimea provoke a NATO response

Russia's plan to deploy bombers in Crimea may be seen as a warning sign to NATO and accelerate the renewed arms race between Moscow and the West

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29.06.2015

Does Europe need a new arms race?

Does Europe need a new arms race?

With the Pentagon planning to send heavy weapons and artillery to the Baltic states and Eastern Europe, will the stance help counter Russia’s policy in Ukraine?

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20.05.2015

What's next for Russia and the Mistrals?

What's next for Russia and the Mistrals?

With the Mistral contract in limbo and French warnings of dismantling the warships entirely, the future of Russia-France relations is growing ever more complicated

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21.04.2015

The end of the INF Treaty, or how to destroy the world in several minutes

The end of the INF Treaty, or how to destroy the world in several minutes

As the U.S. continues to accuse the Kremlin of violating the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a new arms race between Moscow and Washington looms on the horizon

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15.04.2015

What Scandinavia's stance against the Russian threat means for the Kremlin

What Scandinavia's stance against the Russian threat means for the Kremlin

The decision by five Scandinavian defense ministers to release a public joint declaration on strengthening defense capabilities may irritate the Kremlin further and exacerbate tensions in the region

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