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1 Introduction The framing of social and cultural questions as possible security threats has increased enormously in the past 17 years globally and has led to the development of new border control mechanisms. At the same time, national security has become a popular governmental policy

In: Russian Politics
Author: Nicholas Spina

Threats to national security and public support for integration: the case of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Nicholas Spina Social Science Department, Edgewood College, Madison, USA ABSTRACT This study explores how the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh influences Armenians’ attitudes toward competing

In: Caucasus Survey
Author: Gayane Novikova

reconstitution of groups and to alleviate, through small-scale concessions, tensions in Armenian society. ARTICLE HISTORY Received 13 December 2016 Accepted 4 March 2017 KEYWORDS Armenia; Nagorny Karabakh conflict; Nagorno-Karabakh Republic; national security; political transformation; civil society Introduction

In: Caucasus Survey
Author: Terry D. Clark

interested in the Russian Revolution is likely to find some facts of interest and some ideas to ponder. Richard B. Spence University o f Idaho Thomas M. Nichols. The Sacred Cause: Civil-Military Conflict over Soviet National Security 1917-1992. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1993. xiii

In: Canadian-American Slavic Studies

states and to the greatest degree, while the US falls behind since engaging the de facto states is not a key national security concern. However, neither holds a universal principle of engaging de facto states – each case is treated based on broader political and national security considerations. China

In: Caucasus Survey

– warring factions continuously undermine the efficiency and integrity of national security for the narrow purpose of taking advantage of each other; 4) If continued, Georgia’s stability remains precarious and existing programmes of intensive cooperation with NATO and the EU will not result in security

In: Caucasus Survey
Author: Simon Young

the wide-ranging security programme these agencies implemented for Moscow-80 reflected the Soviet state’s commitment to promoting socialism abroad and its obsession with safeguarding national security from perceived hostile forces in equal measure. With regards to the latter issue, three principal

In: Russian History
Author: Sophie Roche

exclusively constructing gossip and producing nonsense. At times, it also strikes by generating insults. This fabric is known by the name “fabric of answer.” 6 This paper examines the fabric of answer as a tool deployed by the Committee of National Security to interfere in public media and among

In: Central Asian Affairs
Author: Zoe Knox

Destruction.” Pravda reported that representatives from the Interior Ministry spoke alongside Aleksandr Dvorkin. 74 The “National Security Concept,” adopted in 2000, articulated the Russian state’s approach to the security of the nation. It identified the “spiritual renewal of Russia” as crucial to

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

assumptions underlying each state’s foreign policy, and discusses how these doctrines developed from each sides’ experiences in the post-Cold War era. Particular attention is given to the United States’ National Security Strategy, which is published every four years, and to the Russian Foreign Policy Concept

In: Russian History