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Putin at Valdai: Gloomy Prospects for U.S.-Russia Relations

RM Staff October 19, 2017
The Russian president airs grievances against the West in a far-reaching speech and question-answer session with analysts, scholars, policymakers and journalists.
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Russiagate vs. Uraniumgate?

October 20, 2017
As news stories pile up about the Trump campaign's alleged Russia ties, a potentially scandalous report about the Obama administration competes for attention. This and much more in the latest Russia in Review.
Analysis

Stent on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff October 12, 2017 RM Exclusives
One of the West’s leading experts on Russia offers perspectives from a distinguished career in academia and government.
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Putin at Valdai: Gloomy Prospects for U.S.-Russia Relations
October 19, 2017
News
Russiagate vs. Uraniumgate?
October 20, 2017
Analysis
Stent on Russia: Insights and Recommendations
October 12, 2017
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For Putin’s 65th Birthday, Insights From America’s Top Experts on Russia

RM Staff
From NATO and Ukraine to the Cold War and history—a round-up of observations about the Russian president.
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Russian-Saudi Rapprochement? Iran and Economic Strain Will Make It Tough

Mark N. Katz
Ties between Moscow and Riyadh remain fragile. Saudi Arabia’s main concern is Iran, while Russia wants both investment and sway in the Middle East. Balancing their geopolitical and economic interests will not be easy.
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New U.S. Ambassador to Russia Wants to Bring Relations to ‘Higher Altitude,’ but Not Potemkin-Style

RM Staff
A round-up of Jon Huntsman's comments on and connections to Russia.
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Outgoing US Ambassador to Russia Reflects on Troubled Relationship and Key Issues

RM Staff
John Tefft speaks with Russian newspaper about interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions and cooperation on North Korea.
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Latest New START Numbers Show Russia on Track to Meet Treaty Deadline

RM Staff
The numbers of U.S. and Russian warheads and delivery systems have continued to decline, undermining earlier speculation that Russia may fail to meet the treaty’s central requirements by Feb. 5, 2018.
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2 Years On, Has Russia Achieved Its Objectives in Syria?

RM Staff
Two years ago this month, Russia launched its military intervention in Syria. It's been brutal. But has Russia managed to achieve its goals and defend its interests? Here’s a checklist to help decide.
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Analysis

Russian Nuclear Forces: Buildup or Modernization?

Hans M. Kristensen
Russia is not increasing its nuclear arsenal, though some commentators keep saying it is. What's important, however, is to monitor how Russia is modernizing its strategic nuclear forces.
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Analysis

Russian Military Buildup in the West: Fact Versus Fiction

Michael Kofman
Until 2014 Russia was largely cutting the number of troops on NATO's borders to move them elsewhere. The war with Ukraine changed that, reawakening Moscow to the possibility of a large-scale war on its western front.
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Cold War Legacy: Why Russia, China and America Are Where They Are Today

Kevin Doyle
Harvard historian Arne Westad examines how the Cold War and its aftermath have led to the current conflict between Russia and the West, as well as the rise of China and a multipolar world order.
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Analysis

Yes, Russian Generals Are Preparing for War. That Doesn’t Necessarily Mean the Kremlin Wants to Start One

Simon Saradzhyan
Past experience suggests that two conditions must exist for Russia to use military exercises as a cover for foreign military interventions and neither one is in place today.
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