Lauren Goodrich

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Lauren Goodrich
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Senior Eurasia Analyst at Stratfor

Russia’s Roulette: Will Moscow Risk Its Relationships With The US & Europe?

Date: 15 December 2011

Russia appears to be playing a dangerous game in its relationships with the US and Central Europe. Moscow’s strategy involves using crises with the United States to create uncertainty in Central Europe and to make the Europeans uncomfortable over perceptions that the United States has forced Russia to act the way it is acting. But, if Moscow takes its aggressive moves too far, it could spark a backlash from both sides.

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A New Russian Empire: What Exactly Is Putin Planning?

Date: 7 November 2011

If Russia has its way, a Eurasian Union (EuU) will be formed by 2015 – comprising of Russia and many of its former territories under the old Soviet Union regime. The EuU, while not a recreation of the Soviet Union, is a representation of a new Russian empire that will serve the nation’s strategic and economic needs; even at the expense of a new confrontation with the US.

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