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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Azeri President Ilham Aliyev ahead of a meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) leaders in Saint Petersburg, Russia, December 26, 2022.

New Atlanticist

Jul 13, 2023

Why deepening Russia-Azerbaijan ties should worry the United States

By Sheila Paylan

Washington’s acquiescence to Azerbaijan’s aggression against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh hurts US efforts to curb malign Russian influence.

Conflict Defense Policy


Jun 14, 2023

How is China mitigating the effects of sanctions on Russia? 

By Maia Nikoladze, Phillip Meng and Jessie Yin

Despite Xi and Putin’s public proclamation of a ‘no limits’ partnership, China and Russia’s economic ties are limited by Beijing’s strategic interests.

China Economic Sanctions

In the News

Jun 9, 2023

Global Sanctions Dashboard cited by Transparency International Georgia

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Economic Sanctions Economy & Business
Caption: Men are seen on the roof of a damaged apartment block following a reported drone attack in Moscow, May 30, 2023. (Source: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

New Atlanticist

Jun 1, 2023

Russian War Report: Moscow is on edge after the latest drone attack

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Drone strikes in Moscow have the Kremlin on high alert. In Georgia, the pro-Russia Prime Minister blamed NATO for Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Conflict Disinformation

New Atlanticist

May 25, 2023

Russian War Report: Belgorod incursion brings deluge of online mockery of Russia’s defenses

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

After an anti-Putin Russian volunteer military unit attacked Belgorod, trolls and bloggers online viciously ridiculed Russian defenses.

Australia Conflict


May 25, 2023

Global Sanctions Dashboard: US and G7 allies target Russia’s evasion and procurement networks

By Kimberly Donovan, Maia Nikoladze, Benjamin Mossberg and Castellum.AI

Tackling export controls circumvention by Russia; the enforcement and effectiveness of the oil price cap; the failure of the US sanctions policy towards Sudan, and how to fix it.

Africa Economic Sanctions


May 23, 2023

China, Iran, Belarus, and Armenia all fear a Russian defeat in Ukraine

By Taras Kuzio

China, Iran, Belarus, and Armenia all have different motivations for backing the Kremlin, but they are united by a common fear of what a Russian defeat in Ukraine might mean for their own countries, writes Taras Kuzio.

Belarus China


Apr 25, 2023

Putin’s dreams of a new Russian Empire are unraveling in Ukraine

By Mark Temnycky

Putin saw the invasion of Ukraine as a key step toward rebuilding the Russian Empire. Instead, it has forced countries across the former Soviet Union to distance themselves from the Kremlin, writes Mark Temnycky.

Central Asia Civil Society
Footage published by RIA Novosti shows Vladmir Putin’s entourage reacting after a woman reportedly yelled “This all is not true! It’s all for a show!” The clip was later edited out by the Kremlin.

New Atlanticist

Mar 24, 2023

Russian War Report: Kremlin edits footage of Mariupol visit to remove women shouting at Putin

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

After Putin was yelled at in Mariupol, the Kremlin cut the exchange from their official video. RIA Novosti published the whole interaction.

Conflict Disinformation


Mar 24, 2023

Global Sanctions Dashboard: What to do with sanctioned Russian assets

By Kimberly Donovan, Maia Nikoladze

Immediate steps for seizing the sanctioned Russian oligarch assets; concerns with the confiscation of Russian sovereign assets; Georgia's proposed foreign agent law.

Economic Sanctions Europe & Eurasia