Analysis

China’s Long Game in Russia: Violating Sanctions? No. Ensuring Russia’s Survival? Yes.

Lizzi C. Lee June 30, 2022 RM Exclusives
A floundering Russia and reinvigorated NATO would cut against China's core security interests by giving Washington a stronger hand in its Thucydidian rivalry with Beijing.
Analysis

Why Putin Needs Peter the Great

Andrei Zorin June 23, 2022 RM Exclusives
A presidential adviser representing Russia at talks with Ukraine once claimed that historical truth is spurious and one must believe in facts that are beneficial to Russia. Putin clearly agrees.
Analysis
China’s Long Game in Russia: Violating Sanctions? No. Ensuring Russia’s Survival? Yes.
June 30, 2022
News
CNN: US Losing Confidence That Ukraine Can Recapture All Land From Russia; New NATO Concept Designates Russia Most Significant, Direct Threat
June 30, 2022
Analysis
Why Putin Needs Peter the Great
June 23, 2022
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Analysis

From Accepting NATO Aspirations to ‘Denazifying’: 20+ Years of Putin’s Changing Views on Ukraine

RM Staff
Our review of 22 years of official statements makes it clear that, typically, Putin has publicly signaled shifts in his views on Ukraine before translating them into policy.
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Analysis

The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine War

John J. Mearsheimer
The United States has pushed forward policies toward Ukraine that Putin and other Russian leaders see as an existential threat, a point they have made repeatedly for many years.
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Blog

Levada: Nearly 1/3 of Russians Are ‘Not Very Afraid’ Their Country Will Use Nukes

RM Staff
While a majority of Russians are growing more apprehensive of NATO, according to recent Levada Center polls, a third say they are not particularly frightened by the possibility that Russia could use nuclear weapons in a conflict with the West.
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Debate

Debate: Kissinger vs. Soros on Russia’s War in Ukraine

RM Staff
We asked Nikolas K. Gvosdev and Melinda Haring to explain why they agree or disagree with propositions put forward by Kissinger and Soros at this year's World Economic Forum about the Russian-Ukrainian war and how to deal with Russia.
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Analysis

Hoping for a Russia Without Putin: Biden Wasn’t the First, or the Last

RM Staff
Would the world be better off with Putin out of power? In this compilation, we have gathered statements by Western and Russian commentators who state or suggest just that, or at least try to explain the thinking of those who hold such a view.
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Blog

Clues From Views: Russia’s National Security Chief Says Poland Preparing to Seize Land in Ukraine, Points Finger at ‘Selfish’ West

RM Staff
This week, Nikolai Patrushev said Poland is poised to seize Ukrainian land, comments that fit into Patrushev’s steady portrayal of an “aggressive” U.S.-led West bent on destroying Russia and build on his recent claims about other nefarious Western pl...
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Analysis

The Russia-Ukraine War: A Setback for Arms Control

Steven Pifer
The Kremlin seems intent on achieving a victory on the battlefield, while relations between the West and Russia plummet to new lows. One casualty: U.S.-Russian arms control negotiations.
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Analysis

Not Built for Purpose: The Russian Military’s Ill-Fated Force Design

Michael Kofman and Rob Lee
Force structure reveals a great deal about a military and its assumptions of what wars it plans to fight and how it plans to fight them.
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