News

Linvill, Warren: Covid-19 Myths Russian Actors Spread Are Made in US; Brooks: New START Will Expire; US Sanctions Russian Nationalists as Terrorists

April 06, 2020
Research shows virus myths circulated by foreign actors are often created by Americans; Russian Imperial Movement becomes first white supremacist group designated by Washington as terrorists; and more in our latest analysis round-up
Analysis

US-Russian Non-Interference Pact: Quod Licet Roosevelt, Non Licet Trump?

Simon Saradzhyan April 01, 2020 RM Exclusives
Is a non-interference pact between Russia and the U.S. feasible given the current state of their relationship? What might such a pact look like and, more importantly, what should it address?
Blog

Polling Suggests Soviet Nostalgia Isn’t Going Away

RM Staff March 27, 2020
Three-quarters of Russian respondents to a recent Levada Center poll agreed to some extent that “the Soviet epoch was the best time in the history of our country.”
News
Linvill, Warren: Covid-19 Myths Russian Actors Spread Are Made in US; Brooks: New START Will Expire; US Sanctions Russian Nationalists as Terrorists
April 06, 2020
Analysis
US-Russian Non-Interference Pact: Quod Licet Roosevelt, Non Licet Trump?
April 01, 2020
Blog
Polling Suggests Soviet Nostalgia Isn’t Going Away
March 27, 2020
RM Staff Picks
Analysis

Could the Coronavirus Destabilize Russia?

Nikolas K. Gvosdev
There is a very real fear that the virus will overwhelm a brittle and underfunded health system. Combined with an economic shock, that could shake up the Russian political system.
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Analysis

The Oil Price War of 2020: Winners, Losers and Ways Forward

Li-Chen Sim
China could be the major beneficiary from the oil price war, but for key oil producers and exporters the question is who is worse off and will be first to fold.
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Analysis

US Embrace of Great Power Competition Also Means Contending With Spheres of Influence

Paul Saunders
Failing to discuss and develop strategies and policies that accept and manage spheres of influence could prove quite costly for the U.S.—indeed, it already has.
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Analysis

Contending With—Not Accepting—Spheres of Influence

Steven Pifer
While Washington does have to deal with Russia's efforts to establish a sphere of influence in its neighborhood, that doesn't mean the U.S. should accept the legitimacy of those efforts.
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Analysis

Putin’s End Game?

Henry Hale
Even if current appearances are correct that Putin is bidding to stay in power for another decade, the Russian leader’s aging means the issue of succession will not completely go away.
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Analysis

Why Does Congress Not Care About Normalizing Relations With Russia?

Daniel Shapiro and Arthur Martirosyan
There are several major reasons why, whether under the Clinton, Bush, Obama or Trump administrations, Capitol Hill has been reluctant to normalize relations with Russia and even at times hit the brakes on reset attempts.
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Analysis

Angela Stent on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
One of the West’s leading experts on Russia offers perspectives from a distinguished career in academia and government.
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Analysis

Fiona Hill on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
The National Security Council’s new senior director for European and Russian affairs has been producing scholarship, analysis and commentary on Russia for nearly 30 years. Get a sampling of it here.
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Analysis

Acknowledging Policy Shortcomings Is First Step to Solving America’s Russia Problem

Paul Saunders
America’s government and its foreign policy elites need to make a greater effort to develop effective policies toward countries in regions where rival great powers—China and Russia—have greater capabilities and/or resolve to advance their goals.
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Blog

From Polar Bears to Nuclear Weapons, US and Russia Still Talk (Even If It’s Past Each Other)

Simon Saradzhyan
Washington and Moscow communicate more than most would expect, via both Track 1 and Track 2 channels. Check out our evolving compilation of those lines of communication.
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Tracking COVID-19 in Russia and the U.S.

Daily tallies of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. and Russia.
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