Analysis

Russian Nuclear Forces: Buildup or Modernization?

Hans M. Kristensen September 14, 2017 RM Exclusives
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.
Analysis

Russian Military Buildup in the West: Fact Versus Fiction

Michael Kofman September 07, 2017 RM Exclusives
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.
Analysis

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

Simon Saradzhyan August 30, 2017 RM Exclusives
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.
Analysis
Russian Nuclear Forces: Buildup or Modernization?
September 14, 2017
Analysis
Russian Military Buildup in the West: Fact Versus Fiction
September 07, 2017
Analysis
Yes, Russian Generals Are Preparing for War. That Doesn’t Necessarily Mean the Kremlin Wants to Start One
August 30, 2017
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Zapad-2017: Keeping Foreign Observers Out

By claiming to fall under the 13,000 troop limit, Moscow restricts foreign observation of its military exercises—again. This and more in the latest Russia Analytical Report.
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Blog

Putin’s Attempted ‘Reset’: What Does It Say About His View of American Democracy?

RM Staff
Did Putin really think a U.S. president could single-handedly reverse U.S. policy on a major international issue with no regard for opposition from Congress, the media and the public? That certainly seems to be the case.
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Analysis

Putin’s Peacekeepers: Beware of Russians Bearing Gifts

Fredrik Wesslau
The Russian president's proposal for a U.N. peacekeeping force in eastern Ukraine could be a trap—or it could provide a means of de-escalating the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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Analysis

Survey on Ukraine: Does Providing Lethal Weapons to Kiev Serve US Vital Interests?

RM Experts
As Mattis heads to Kiev, we ask leading U.S. experts what America’s interests vis-à-vis Ukraine are and whether they are best advanced by supplying lethal weapons to the country.
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Analysis

America and Russia: Back to Basics

Graham Allison
Cold War tenets may be the Trump administration's best hope to keep Americans safe.
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Analysis

On Russia's Role in Resolving the North Korea Crisis: Q&A with Gary Samore

RM Staff
An eminent expert on nuclear issues, honored with a medal from the Secretary of Defense for his role in negotiating the 1994 North Korea nuclear agreement, weighs in.
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Blog

Just What Does He See in Him? 8 Theories on Trump’s Affection for Putin

RM Staff
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Analysis

Trump on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

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

The US Sanctions Bill Is a Win for Russia

Angela Stent
The EU may rethink its own sanctions regime if the U.S. sanctions bill moves forward. This, of course, would be good news for the Kremlin.
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Blog

How to ‘Think Like the Russians’: A Partisan Perception Chart for Improving US-Russian Relations

Bruce Allyn
Harvard scholars offer a negotiation tool to help Washington and Moscow find a common language. It worked in the 1980s and the risk of nuclear miscalculation is arguably higher now than it was then.
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