Analysis

Trump on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff July 20, 2017 RM Exclusives
From election interference and the war in Syria to admiration for Putin and weaponized cold snaps, read over a year’s worth of the president’s comments on Russia.
News

From Deterring Cyberattacks to Sniffing Out Russian Spy Ops

July 17, 2017
One former CIA officer argues that successful nuclear deterrence can teach us to stave off cyberattacks, while another says Trump Jr.’s Russia meeting sure looked like a Russian intelligence operation. All in our latest analysis digest.
Blog

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

Bruce Allyn June 27, 2017
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.
Analysis
Trump on Russia: Insights and Recommendations
July 20, 2017
News
From Deterring Cyberattacks to Sniffing Out Russian Spy Ops
July 17, 2017
Blog
How to ‘Think Like the Russians’: A Partisan Perception Chart for Improving US-Russian Relations
June 27, 2017
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Kissinger on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
The eminent U.S. statesman offers ways to reconcile America’s necessities with Russia’s concerns.
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Open Letter to President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin

Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov and Sam Nunn
Four influential foreign-policy thinkers—former senior officials from Germany, Russia, the UK and the U.S.—call on Moscow and Washington to “stop the downward spiral in relations" and work together on areas of existential common interest.
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Sam Nunn: 'We Have a Choice Between Cooperation or Catastrophe'

Mariana Budjeryn
The veteran U.S. lawmaker, who played a key role in dismantling and safeguarding the nuclear weapons of a disintegrating Soviet Union, reflects on the program’s motives, impact and shortcomings.
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4 US Ambassadors Offer a Positive Agenda for US-Russian Relations

John R. Beyrle, James F. Collins, Jack F. Matlock, Jr. and Alexander R. Vershbow
Bilateral ties are in crisis, with a trust level “below zero.” The stakes are too high to let relations deteriorate further. Here are several areas of potential cooperation.
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Analysis

25 Years of Nuclear Security Cooperation by the US, Russia and Other Newly Independent States: A Timeline

Mariana Budjeryn, Simon Saradzhyan and William Tobey
At a time when the U.S. and the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union still saw each other as mortal enemies, they found the courage, creativity and capacity for trust to work together in the name of preventing nuclear catastrophe.
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Analysis

Taking the Edge off U.S.-Russia Strategic Relations

Steven Pifer
Now that the U.S. and Russia have agreed to resume talks on strategic stability, they should begin them as soon as possible in order to prevent a conflict with dire consequences.
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Analysis

For Washington, Russia Makes Afghanistan Mess Even Messier

Jeffrey Mankoff
As U.S. military efforts meet with little success, Russia has taken a much more active approach to Afghanistan, building bridges with the Taliban and hoping to enhance its role in the region.
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Brzezinski on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
The former presidential advisor on national security retained a deep skepticism about Russia’s aims and intentions, even when calling on the U.S. to integrate it into the West.
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