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NDAA 2020 to Authorize $300 Million for Ukraine, Penalize Nord Stream II; Trump Tells Lavrov He Wants More Trade

December 13, 2019
The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020 also prohibits any funds for buying or fielding intermediate-range ballistic or cruise missiles; Trump and Pompeo hosted Lavrov in Washington on Dec. 10; and more in this week’s news round-u...
Analysis

Russia’s Stock Market Rallies But Still Not a Source of Long-Term Capital

Ben Aris December 12, 2019 RM Exclusives
Russia’s stock market has been described as one of the best performing in the world this year, but the factors driving the uptick won’t fix the economy’s main problem: business people’s lack of confidence in the system.
Blog

How Much Did US Elections Factor in Post-Cold War NATO Expansion?

Thomas Schaffner December 04, 2019
As NATO marks its 70th anniversary this week, it is worth recalling that European security considerations weren't the only factor that sparked the alliance’s expansion eastward.
News
NDAA 2020 to Authorize $300 Million for Ukraine, Penalize Nord Stream II; Trump Tells Lavrov He Wants More Trade
December 13, 2019
Analysis
Russia’s Stock Market Rallies But Still Not a Source of Long-Term Capital
December 12, 2019
Blog
How Much Did US Elections Factor in Post-Cold War NATO Expansion?
December 04, 2019
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Analysis

Alternative History: Would Russia in NATO and EU Be Game Changer in West’s Rivalry With China?

Simon Saradzhyan
Quantitative measurements show that while Russia’s decision to align with the West rather than with China might not have been a game changer, it would have diminished the latter’s might vis-à-vis the West.
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Analysis

Rice and Zelikow on ‘Catalytic Choices’

Simon Saradzhyan
The former U.S. officials examine catalytic episodes in history and the choices late Cold War and post-Cold War leaders were faced with in those critical moments.
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Analysis

How Big Is Russia’s Win in Syria?

Michael Sharnoff
While Russia has collected a number of short-term dividends from the U.S. troop withdrawal, this “victory” is far from winning Moscow the war in Syria.
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Analysis

Timothy Colton on Political Succession in Russia

Ekaterina Karpenko and Mariam Dadashyan
Harvard's Timothy Colton discusses the problem of orderly succession in Russia, the chances for a thaw in U.S.-Russian relations and much more in this interview with Gazeta.ru.
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Blog

New Report: War in Ukraine Now Offers Small Window of Opportunity for Solutions

RM Staff
Dr. Robert Hamilton sees three reasons for optimism about ending the devastating war in the country’s east, but this window of opportunity won’t stay open forever.
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Blog

Valdai 2019 Shows Russia’s Disappointment with West Amid Hopes for New Kind of Link With Europe

Anatol Lieven
With Ukraine out, Russia’s hopes for the Eurasian Union have declined markedly; its hopes for Europe have too, except for a long-term idea that Europe may one day see Russia as a counterbalance to China.
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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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Blog

Forget US-Russian Friendship: Let’s Foster ‘Predictable Competition’

Thomas Schaffner
George Beebe, former director of the CIA’s Russia analysis program, warns that the danger of nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia is not a threat consigned to the history books.
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Analysis

Fearing and Ignoring Russia: A Recipe for Trouble

Paul Saunders
Historian Mark Smith’s provocative book won’t give the U.S. a policy to manage its relationship with Russia, but it does offer some valuable guidance in thinking about strategic solutions.
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