April 8, 2016
In each installment of “CGI Asks,” a selection of experts respond to a question about developments related to Russia and the broader region. This week, we asked what was behind Russian President Vladimir’s decision to establish a new military body, the National Guard.
Mark Galeotti, Professor of Global Affairs, New York University
The creation of a National Guard has nothing to do with its ostensible role, strengthening the struggle against organized crime and terrorism. If anything, it will actually undermine Russian law enforcement, creating new budgetary and bureaucratic boundaries between investigators and enforcers.
Rather, this is a political move, the …read more
Source: Center on Global Interests