Analysis

After US Midterms, Dialogue With Russia May Become Easier, Not Harder

Paul J. Saunders November 14, 2018 RM Exclusives
With a less-than-stellar showing by Democrats, a new high-level channel of communication and voters uninterested in Russia, the Trump administration may have a better chance of pursuing dialogue with Moscow than before.
News

Russian-Indian Ties Grow Weaker But Don’t Break

November 13, 2018
The two countries have been drifting apart even in terms of arms sales, but a large defense-equipment portfolio still binds them together, writes Aaditya Dave. This and more in our latest analytical digest.
Analysis

With Russia and the US, Nuclear Risks Never Go Out of Vogue

Jon B. Wolfsthal November 08, 2018 RM Exclusives
Thirty-five years after Able Archer, the lack of sustained, high-level engagement with Russia risks once again putting America and its allies at unnecessary risk of a nuclear conflict no one wants or even expects.
Analysis
After US Midterms, Dialogue With Russia May Become Easier, Not Harder
November 14, 2018
News
Russian-Indian Ties Grow Weaker But Don’t Break
November 13, 2018
Analysis
With Russia and the US, Nuclear Risks Never Go Out of Vogue
November 08, 2018
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Russia and the 2018 Midterms: Laying Out the Publicly Available Evidence

Mari Dugas and Natasha Yefimova-Trilling
While cyber-security watchers keep an eye out for Russian hackers, they also say interference in the midterms seems to be coming from a mix of sources, including lone actors and Americans.
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Debate: Is Russia in Decline?

RM Staff
Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia rising, declining or stagnating? If it is rising or declining, then compared to whom? Answers to these questions are of fundamental importance for the U.S. and the global order.
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Blog

Expert Round-Up: Impacts of US Midterms on Russia Policy

RM Staff
In a nutshell? Commentators say more Russia-related sanctions and investigations are likely, but the results aren't all bad for Moscow or Trump.
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Analysis

NATO’s Trident Juncture Exercise as a Deterrence Signal to Russia

Dmitry Gorenburg
The military lessons for the exercise’s participants promise to be significant, while the immediate political impact will be minor. Russia’s main worry? A permanent U.S. troop deployment in eastern Europe.
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Analysis

Putin Deepens Confusion About Russian Nuclear Policy

Abigail Stowe-Thurston, Matt Korda and Hans M. Kristensen
Rather than strengthening deterrence, ambiguity surrounding U.S. and Russian nuclear thresholds is causing both sides to make dangerous assumptions about one another’s intentions.
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Analysis

Withdrawing From the INF Treaty: Consequences and Costs

RM Staff
Experts weigh in on Donald Trump's decision to pull out from the landmark arms-control deal.
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Analysis

After the INF Treaty: An Objective Look at US and Russian Compliance, Plus a New Arms Control Regime

Kevin Ryan
Russia, according to U.S. officials, has violated the INF Treaty. The U.S. is on the verge of violating, if it has not already done so. What’s needed now is a new treaty focusing on warheads instead of delivery systems.
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Analysis

Russian-Ukrainian Church Turmoil Driven by Political Ambitions

Nicolai N. Petro
With a presidential election looming, Ukraine’s unpopular leader has teamed up with Orthodox Christianity’s top cleric to create a new church and boost their political clout at Moscow’s expense.
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Analysis

Timothy Colton on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
An eminent Harvard professor and author weighs in on Russia’s past, present and future and what they mean for the U.S.-Russian relationship.
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Analysis

The ‘Who, What, When’ of Russia Sanctions: A Cheat Sheet for Laymen

Alexey Eremenko
This explainer spells out the major sanctions imposed on Russia by the U.S. and EU since 2014: who has been targeted; what behaviors are to be punished or deterred; what activities have been restricted; and for how long.
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