Analysis

Russia’s Impact on US National Interests: Preventing Terrorist Attacks on US Homeland and Assets Abroad

George Beebe April 13, 2021 RM Exclusives
Russia has shown it can help the U.S. on counterterrorism a great deal. Adversarial relations notwithstanding, there is more the two sides can do in terms of sharing both intelligence and expertise.
News

Samorukov: Saber-Rattling by Kremlin Meant to Demonstrate Resolve to Kyiv, Not Start Offensive; Pifer Proposes, Outlines US-Russia Deal on Cyber

April 12, 2021
Samorukov argues Russia is showing preparedness to respond with force to military attempts to change the status quo; Pifer argues traditional arms control measures aren’t suited for the cyber domain; and more in our weekly analysis round-up.
Analysis

In the Wake of SolarWinds: Making and Breaking a Rules-Based Global Cyber Order

Anatol Lieven April 07, 2021 RM Exclusives
Few things have been more damaging to U.S. and European hopes of a “rules-based global order” than the perception that the U.S. both makes the rules and breaks them whenever it sees fit, including in cyberspace.
Analysis
Russia’s Impact on US National Interests: Preventing Terrorist Attacks on US Homeland and Assets Abroad
April 13, 2021
News
Samorukov: Saber-Rattling by Kremlin Meant to Demonstrate Resolve to Kyiv, Not Start Offensive; Pifer Proposes, Outlines US-Russia Deal on Cyber
April 12, 2021
Analysis
In the Wake of SolarWinds: Making and Breaking a Rules-Based Global Cyber Order
April 07, 2021
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Blog

Russians, Americans Have Little Hope for Close Relations, but Believe Cooperation Is Possible

RM Staff
Nearly half of Russians and Americans believe relations will not change over the next 10 years, though more than 60 percent of Americans and Russians see areas for cooperation, according to recent polling.
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Analysis

Punitive Response to SolarWinds Would Be Misplaced, But Cyber Deterrence Still Matters

Erica D. Borghard
The pursuit of deterrence strategies to address other types of malicious behavior in cyberspace, beyond espionage, is not a fool’s errand. Deterrence is not a one-size-fits-all concept in cyberspace—or in any other domain.
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Analysis

Russia's Military Buildup Near Ukraine Is an Intimidation Tactic

Michael Kofman
Russia's military posturing appears to be primarily coercive and demonstrative in nature.
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Analysis

A Look at the Military Lessons of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Michael Kofman
The implications of the conflict continue to reverberate well outside the region given its potential significance for regional and great powers alike, while further spurring debates on the character of modern warfare.
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Analysis

Victoria Nuland on Russia

Daniel Shapiro
Biden's pick for undersecretary of state for political affairs has held a number of positions related to the post-Soviet space. Check out our compilation for some of Nuland's observations and policy ideas regarding Russia and the U.S.-Russian relatio...
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Analysis

The Future of Russia

Thomas Graham, George Beebe, Steven Pifer and Michael McFaul
In this four-part debate, Thomas Graham, George Beebe, Steven Pifer and Michael McFaul discuss the future of Russia and drivers of possible change.
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Analysis

US Response to SolarWinds Cyber Penetrations: A Good Defense Is the Best Offense

Paul Kolbe
A carefully calibrated shot across the bow is appropriate in response to SolarWinds, but such responses will not stop cyber espionage or assaults. Russia is but one wolf in a growing pack of cyber predators, and the U.S. is simply too fat and easy a ...
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Analysis

Five Years After Russia Declared Victory in Syria: What Has Been Won?

Thomas Schaffner
Has the intervention paid off or has Obama’s 2015 prediction that the operation would end in a “quagmire” for Russia come true? An assessment of some key costs and benefits generated by Russia’s intervention in Syria.
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Analysis

Can the Biden Administration Get Russia Policy Right?

Thomas Graham
Whether the administration’s initial posture toward Russia will hold as it formulates the details of its policy remains to be seen. As always, there will be surprises, and Russia is a player on many issues the Biden administration will soon have to c...
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Blog

Calls by US for Economic Transition in Russia From Reagan Through Trump

Aleksandra Srdanovic
Beginning with Ronald Reagan, U.S. presidents and their administrations have sought to convince the Kremlin to transition to a market economy, believing that such a transition was in America’s interest.
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