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Russian, Ukrainian NPPs Prep to Shield Personnel From COVID-19; Russian Warplanes Turn Transponders on Over Baltic Sea in Search of ‘Common Ground’

March 27, 2020
Additional measures including medical check-ups have been implemented at the nuclear power plants; Russia’s deputy defense minister says Russia and the U.S. are being pushed to communicate more; and more in our weekly news round-up.
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.”
Analysis

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

Li-Chen Sim March 25, 2020 RM Exclusives
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.
News
Russian, Ukrainian NPPs Prep to Shield Personnel From COVID-19; Russian Warplanes Turn Transponders on Over Baltic Sea in Search of ‘Common Ground’
March 27, 2020
Blog
Polling Suggests Soviet Nostalgia Isn’t Going Away
March 27, 2020
Analysis
The Oil Price War of 2020: Winners, Losers and Ways Forward
March 25, 2020
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Blog

Daily Tallies of New Coronavirus Cases in US, Russia Grow More Often Than Not in March

RM Staff
As cases of COVID-19 rise around the globe, many are wondering when the outbreak may peak in their countries and some sort of return to normal may begin.
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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

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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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

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

16 More Years of Putin: A Promise of Stability That Looks Like Stagnation

Simon Saradzhyan
Putin's choice to keep presidency in his menu of post-2024 options bodes ill for Russia's stability in the longer-term.
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Blog

Levada Poll Shows Russian Public Opinion Toward West Is Thawing

Simon Saradzhyan
Russians may be feeling more warmly about the West as a whole, but attitudes toward the U.S. are still more negative than positive.
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