Security

Russian Economic Footprint and the Impact on Democratic Institutions in Georgia

Dzebisashvili, Shalva, Suzana Kalashiani, Irakli Gabriadze, Rezo Beradze, and Mirian Ejibia. "Russian Economic Footprint and the Impact on Democratic Institutions in Georgia." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 4 (2020): 39-58.

Introduction

In its effort to restore itself into a global power center and secure dominance in the post-Soviet area, the concept of the “near abroad” or the exclusive sphere of influence found a broad recognition in Russian political and economic elites long before the Putin regime, at the very beginning of its rule, played with the idea of friendly relationships with the West.[1]

Behind Blue Lights: Exploring Police Officers’ Resilience after the Terrorist Attack at Brussels Airport on March 22, 2016

Strengthening the Resilience of Political Institutions and Processes: A Framework of Analysis

The Concept of Resilience: Security Implications and Implementation Challenges

Fluri, Philipp, and Todor Tagarev. "The Concept of Resilience: Security Implications and Implementation Challenges." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 3 (2020): 5-12.

In recent years, the notion of resilience has experienced an astonishing expansion away from the area of its original application and transformation of its meaning.

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Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Mouritz, Frank. "Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on China’s Belt and Road Initiative." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 2 (2020): 115-124.

Introduction

There is widespread agreement among scientists that one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, the plague or black death, originated in China and spread along the old silk road to Europe.[1] It demonstrated a pattern that is as old as human history: when people and goods travel, so do bacteria and viruses.

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