Publications by Paul A. Goble

Prof. Paul Goble discusses the question of who is trying to destabilize Tatarstan

Publication Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Developments in Tatarstan and the way they are being reported in the Russian media raise the most troubling of questions: Who is trying to destabilize that Middle Volga republic and toward what ends?  None of the answers that have been suggested so far are reassuring.  {read more}

Moscow's bullying of Ukraine undermines Putin’s neo-imperialist projects, says Prof. Paul Goble

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

By bullying Kyiv to put off signing an EU association agreement, Russian President Vladimir Putin may have won a battle but he has lost the war, commentators say, because his actions now will make it far less likely that other former Soviet republics will be attracted to one or another of his neo-imperial projects.  {read more}

Prof. Paul Goble discusses Moscow's view of clans in the North Caucasus

Publication Date: Monday, June 10, 2013

Having long viewed clans in the North Caucasus republics as "a powerful stabilizing factor" and the basis of "authoritarian power 'in the localities,'" Moscow now views them as a threat because their corruption and close ties with the criminal world is "harming the image of the federal authorities," according to a Memorial analyst.  {read more}

Prof. Paul Goble discusses the impending extinction of the Karaim people

Publication Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Karaims, an ancient people surrounded in mystery because of their combination of Jewish, Christian and Muslim characteristics, are at the edge of extinction in both Ukraine and the Russian Federation, a situation that neither Kyiv nor Moscow seems ready or able to combat.  {read more}

Prof. Paul Goble discusses Soviet anti-religious efforts

Publication Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

In a conclusion with obvious implications for the current situation not only for the Russian Orthodox but also for other faiths, a Moscow commentator argues that the Soviets were unable to destroy popular Christianity by killing priests but succeeded in doing so after they had established a loyal and dependent Orthodox hierarchy.  {read more}

Prof. Paul Goble discusses Tajik-Russian tensions

Publication Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Infuriated by what the Tajik government sees as increasing Russian mistreatment of Tajik gastarbeiters in major Russian cities, the embassy of Tajikistan in Moscow has set up a special staff to provide assistance both to new arrivals at airports and railroad stations and to those who have encountered difficulties with life in the Russian Federation.  {read more}

Prof. Paul Goble writes about Russians leaving the Orthodox Church

Publication Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013

There are now more than 15,000 Protestant congregations in the Russian Federation, according to a Moscow expert, a figure that surpasses the total of Russian Orthodox parishes and reflects in part Russian flight from the latter because of growing anger about the policies of the Moscow Patriarchate and the approach of  many of its priests.  {read more}

Putin’s Commitment to ‘Stability above Everything’ Promises Anything But, Moscow Experts Say

Publication Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A report by the Inter-Regional Association of Young Political Scientists notes that Vladimir Putin has changed his language to reflect is "commitment to stability above everything else," a conclusion that one Moscow commentator suggests fails to capture just how dangerous Putin's position is for Russia as a whole.  {read more}

Window on Eurasia: "What will become of us when the oil runs out?" northern people deputy asks

Publication Date: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Because Vladimir Putin has made oil and gas and their export the foundation of the Russian economy, many in Moscow and abroad have speculated on what will happen to Russia as a whole when that country's reserves run out. But a representative of a small reindeer-herding people of the Russian North is asking the same question.  {read more}

Window on Eurasia: Moscow Wants Ukraine to Break with West

Publication Date: Monday, March 25, 2013

Even as Europe and the United States encourage the countries between Russia and the West to adopt a "both/and" approach to relations with the two, Moscow has signaled that these countries must make an "either/or" choice and is demanding that Ukraine break with the West as the price of good relations with the Russian Federation.  {read more}

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