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For the First Time, Russia Is Now in Position to Be a Price-Maker in World Oil Markets

September 24, 2018
In addition to this novel status, Ronald Smith, a senior Russian oil and gas analyst for Citi Research, writes that Russia is also in a position to be a kingpin for stability in the Middle East. This and more in our latest analytical round-up.
Blog

Nuclear Near Miss: Remembering the ‘Man Who Saved the World’

RM Staff September 21, 2018
Next week marks 35 years since America and Russia narrowly avoided a nuclear war, largely thanks to one man who decided that an early-warning signal showing U.S. missiles flying at the USSR was a false alarm.
Analysis

Vostok-2018: Russia and China Signal Growing Military Cooperation

Michael Kofman September 10, 2018 RM Exclusives
This year’s strategic military exercise demonstrates both that Russia is still a power in Asia and that it will work with China to offset threats from Washington.
News
For the First Time, Russia Is Now in Position to Be a Price-Maker in World Oil Markets
September 24, 2018
Blog
Nuclear Near Miss: Remembering the ‘Man Who Saved the World’
September 21, 2018
Analysis
Vostok-2018: Russia and China Signal Growing Military Cooperation
September 10, 2018
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Analysis

‘Above All, Avoid Zeal’: EastWest’s Cameron Munter on Russia’s Relations With the West

RM Staff
A veteran U.S. diplomat specializing in conflict resolution weighs in on the potential for U.S.-Russian cooperation, as well as the threats, obstacles and prospects facing both countries.
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Analysis

Measuring National Power: Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia in Decline?

Simon Saradzhyan and Nabi Abdullaev
Russia’s standing in the world—both real and perceived—has a profound impact on U.S. security and policies, as well as on Moscow's actions. This report offers a unique quantitative stocktaking of Russia’s national power.
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Analysis

Is Russia Really 'Fascist'?

Marlene Laruelle
Scholar Timothy Snyder, among many others, has described Russia—or at least the Putin regime—as “fascist.” Laruelle takes a look at, and debunks, Snyder's four main claims for justifying the label.
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Analysis

When Does Vladimir Putin’s Russia Send In Troops?

Simon Saradzhyan
Examining Putin’s three military interventions abroad, the author sees a pattern in which two conditions must be present for Russia to intervene with force: a threat to its vital interests and a reasonable chance of success.
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Analysis

Russian Power Under Putin: Up and Down and Flatline

Andrew Kuchins
While Moscow’s military power has grown considerably, Putin has not created the conditions crucial for sustained economic growth and the development of new commercial technologies.
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Analysis

Kissinger on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
In a newly updated compilation of remarks, the eminent U.S. statesman offers ways to reconcile America’s necessities with Russia’s concerns.
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Analysis

In Helsinki, Trump Takes ‘Do No Harm’ Approach to Russia on 2 Issues: Syria and Energy

Nikolas K. Gvosdev
For now, at least, the U.S. will not help its Middle Eastern and European allies pursue their own engagement with Moscow, but will not interfere with it a great deal either.
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Analysis

Trump on Russia: In His Own Words

RM Staff
From election interference and the war in Syria to praise for Putin and weaponized cold snaps—read over two years' worth of the president’s comments on Russia.
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Analysis

The Helsinki Summit: A Good Idea Turns Bad

George Beebe
Expectations for the Helsinki summit were low, but the U.S. and Russia still managed to sail their listing bilateral ship directly into the rocks of the Russian cyber-meddling controversy.
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Analysis

Time for a Helsinki Communique

Thomas Graham
The Shanghai Communique of 1972 dispensed with worn-out platitudes about cooperation and laid out the disputes between the U.S. and China. Doing so gave it an air of credibility. So what would a U.S.-Russian Helsinki Communique look like?
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