News

Russian Scholar: Trump Shot At, But Biden Hit; Can West End War Without Sacrificing Ukraine?

July 15, 2024
Plus: NYT sounds alarm on Russian army’s steady advances.
Analysis

UK Policy Toward Russia, Ukraine: Could It Change Under Labour?

Mary Dejevsky June 27, 2024 RM Exclusives
While there are many areas where Labour’s leader, Sir Keir Starmer, is eyeing change, policy toward Russia and Ukraine will not be among them—good news for the U.S. Biden administration insofar as it continues to consider Ukraine’s defense a vital U.S. national interest.
Analysis

Moscow’s Loyal Mayor: Sergei Sobyanin’s Views on Russia, Ukraine and More

Olga Kiyan June 20, 2024 RM Exclusives
Sobyanin has featured in lists of Putin’s successors for some time, partly as a result of Sobyanin’s ability to toe whatever lines Putin sets on key aspects of Russia’s internal policies, while staying mum on trickier external policies (Russia’s war in Ukraine being one exception).
News
Russian Scholar: Trump Shot At, But Biden Hit; Can West End War Without Sacrificing Ukraine?
July 15, 2024
Analysis
UK Policy Toward Russia, Ukraine: Could It Change Under Labour?
June 27, 2024
Analysis
Moscow’s Loyal Mayor: Sergei Sobyanin’s Views on Russia, Ukraine and More
June 20, 2024
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Analysis

From Stalemate to Settlement

Kate Davidson, Raphael Piliero, Peter Gaber and Joshua Henderson
This white paper attempts to apply history to illuminate possible paths forward. The researchers' recommendations are guidelines for policymakers if and when Ukraine decides to negotiate.
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Is Putin Too Old to Rule Russia?

RM Associates and Staff
Our research shows that in terms of age, Putin is not an outlier among Russia’s rulers of the past century nor among the present rulers of some of Russia’s peers, allies and adversaries.
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Analysis

Is Russia Shifting Toward Mobilization Economy or Forming New, Loyal Business Elite?

Andrei Yakovlev
Recent events indicate that the Kremlin has set a course for reviewing privatization deals and, more broadly, for the redistribution of property in the Russian economy.
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Russian Wargame Practicing Tactical Nukes Use Is Warning to West

Simon Saradzhyan
The Russian defense ministry has just launched a multi-phase exercise near Ukraine meant to prepare its forces for using non-strategic nuclear weapons (NSNWs) and as a signal to the West.
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Analysis

Expert Survey: What to Expect From Putin’s Fifth Term?

RM Staff
We asked several of America’s leading Russia experts to comment on what to expect from Russia’s relations with the West, China and post-Soviet Eurasia during Vladimir Putin’s new term, and how long his rule may last.
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Analysis

Fiona Hill on Putin, Ukraine, Global Challenges

Angelina Flood
In this exclusive interview with Russia Matters, Hill paints a picture of a world in flux, in part due to Russia’s revisionist actions.
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What Comes After Putin?

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During a Belfer Center event, Leon Aron and Anatol Lieven discussed potential scenarios for post-Putin Russia.
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Analysis

The World According to Dyumin—Putin’s Former Bodyguard and His Potential Successor

Olga Kiyan
Aleksey Dyumin, Putin's former bodyguard and governor of the Tula oblast—which Dyumin has called Russia's "weapons capital"—will likely be one of the top contenders to succeed Putin thanks to his proximity to the Russian leader and his versatile expe...
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