International Security & Foreign Policy

The Gathering of the Soviet Lands—Putin’s Efforts to Reintegrate Former Soviet States

Grant Year: 2021

Kimberly Kagan, Mason Clark, Matthew McInnis, and Nataliya Bugayova will lead an effort to assess Russia’s strategy and tactics for reintegrating states of the former Soviet Union into a new sphere of influence. They will analyze primary and secondary source materials, including speeches, published materials, news media, and social media, to understand how Russia seeks to extend its influence in the region. The project’s findings will appear in a series of papers and briefings.

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