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Estonian Information Board | 31Dec2016 | Mike Marran
https://www.teabeamet.ee/pdf/2017-en-c482143c.pdf

International Security and Estonia 2017

[W.Z. The situation in Ukraine is described on pages 48 to 52.]

Preface 4
Mike Marran, Director General, EIB  31 December 2016
Russia: foreign policy 7
Russia: domestic policy 11
Reshuffle at the top 11
State Duma elections 12
Arrest of the Minister of Economic Development 14
Influence activities vis--vis the European Union 16
Cooperation with extremists and populists 18
Influence activities vis--vis the Baltic states 19
Nord Stream 2 and influence activities 21
Harassment of foreign diplomats in Russia 22
The Russian economy 27
Influence of sanctions on Russia 30
The situation in Russia’s regions 32
Budgets in the regions 32
Regional disparities in standard of living 34
Spread of protests 35
Cyber threats 36
Threats originating from Russia 36
Curbs on Internet freedom 37
Increased spread of ransomware and malware 38
Signs that you are at risk 38
Russian armed forces in the Western theatre of operation 40
Russia’s military-industrial complex 44
Importance in the geopolitical context 46
Russian armed forces in Ukraine 48
Political situation in occupied eastern Ukraine 49
Socioeconomic situation in eastern Ukraine and Crimea 51
Russian intervention in Syria 53
Russia’s foreign policy interests in Syria 55
Decline of the Islamic State’s “caliphate” 56
Threat posed to Europe by the “Islamic State” 57
The Islamic State’s Libya and Sinai branches 58
The security situation in East Asia 60
South China Sea 61
East China Sea 63
North Korea 63

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