Simon Saradzhyan and Ali WyneJune 07, 2018
China and Russia’s shared interests have brought them closer together, but growing disparities between the two make a formal alliance unlikely, unless two conditions emerge—including a weakened, isolated Russia.
This week Washington began preparing for a Trump-Putin summit, Russia threatened repercussions if Trump 's proposed Space Force weaponizes space and South Korea's President Moon paid a visit to Moscow. This and more in the latest Russia in Review
Terror Threat from Russian-Speaking Jihadists Won’t End with World Cup, and the West Should Care
June 13, 2018
China-Russia Relations: Same Bed, Different Dreams?
June 07, 2018
Bolton to Travel to Moscow as Preparations for Trump-Putin Meeting Begin
June 22, 2018
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.
Transformed Gas Markets Fuel US-Russian Rivalry, But Europe Plays Key Role Too
The new U.S. role as a gas exporter is not a magic antidote to Russia’s “gas dominance” in Europe. But Moscow has largely been forced to play by market rules thanks to a huge, underappreciated effort by Brussels.
The Collapsing Russian Defense Budget and Other Fairy Tales
Recent reports claiming Russia slashed defense spending by 20 percent from 2016 to 2017 are wrong, the author argues. They stem from a government decision to pay down old debt, not actual cuts to spending.
Mission Far From Accomplished in Syria: Strikes Won’t Deter Future Chemical Attacks or End Slaughter
Assad benefits in at least two ways from continued use of chemical weapons: It intimidates his opponents without jeopardizing his soldiers, and it drives an ever deeper wedge between Washington and Moscow.
As the new national security adviser steps into his role, his bellicose, America-first approach to foreign policy has been cause for comment and consternation. In this evolving guide, we track Bolton's views on Russia and the issues central to U.S.-R...
Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Laying Out the Publicly Available Evidence
David Filipov, Kevin Doyle and Natasha Yefimova-Trilling
Americans’ opinions about allegations of “Russiagate” are often split along party lines—in part because the publicly available evidence has come in forms that leave room for doubt. Here we try to present it as systematically as possible. Newly update...