Marlene Laruelle
Articles by Marlene Laruelle

Russia’s Paramilitarization and Its Consequences

As much as a quarter of Russian forces in Ukraine are estimated to come from paramilitary organizations. Should elite infighting break out into the open, or Russia palpably lose the “Special Military Operation,” this mass paramilitarization could have enormous ramifications.

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Russian Media Influence in Central Asia: Easy to Imagine, Difficult to Find

U.S. observers and policymakers have often seen Russian-origin media as responsible for influencing the opinions and worldviews of Russia’s post-Soviet neighbors. However, our analysis of surveys in Central Asia found little evidence for this influence.

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