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Cold War 2 Label Ignores Ongoing US-Russia Cooperation, With S-400 Turkey Bets on a Neutral Foreign Policy, Russians Accept Economic Woes as New Normal

July 15, 2019
O’Hanlon, Zeigler argue Eastern Europe needs a new security concept; Stein writes Washington, Ankara value their relations differently; Putin’s stabilized approval rating shows Russians have accepted new normal. More in our latest analytical round-up...
Analysis

Russia’s FDI Outlook Grim, with No Chinese Rescue in Sight

Nicholas Trickett July 11, 2019 RM Exclusives
Investment in Russia has plummeted for many reasons, both in and out of Moscow’s control. Meanwhile, the country is drifting toward an increasingly closed economy, with interest groups jostling for pieces of the state-funded pie.
Analysis

Optimism for Improved US-Russian Relations Is Necessary, But Should Remain Cautious

Paul Saunders July 03, 2019 RM Exclusives
From Russiagate and bilateral trade to Ukraine and strategic stability, few components of a possible U.S.-Russia agenda provide much ground for optimism.
News
Cold War 2 Label Ignores Ongoing US-Russia Cooperation, With S-400 Turkey Bets on a Neutral Foreign Policy, Russians Accept Economic Woes as New Normal
July 15, 2019
Analysis
Russia’s FDI Outlook Grim, with No Chinese Rescue in Sight
July 11, 2019
Analysis
Optimism for Improved US-Russian Relations Is Necessary, But Should Remain Cautious
July 03, 2019
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Analysis

The Osaka Meeting: Is the Tide Turning in US-Russian Relations?

Thomas Graham
The latest meeting of Trump and Putin might mark the beginning of a new stage in bilateral relations, one of more intensive dialogue. Even if it does, rapid progress on any of the many divisive issues of world order, regional conflicts and values is ...
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Analysis

How Much Did Orthodox Church Help Revive Russia’s Military and Nuclear Complex?

Dmitry Gorenburg
A highly readable and informative new book by Dmitry Adamsky sheds light on a woefully understudied topic—the relationship between Russia’s Orthodox Church and its military—while raising many questions worthy of further study.
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Analysis

Esper on Russia: Pentagon Nominee Sees Moscow as ‘Strategic Competitor,’ ‘Potential Adversary’

RM Staff
U.S. Defense Secretary nominee Mark Esper often pairs Russia with China in his remarks, classifying both among America’s biggest security challenges. Now updated with statements from Esper's Senate confirmation hearing.
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Analysis

How the US Managed, and Mismanaged, Russia: A Superstar Diplomat Tells His Story

Graham Allison
William Burns’ new book describes his warnings to the Bush administration that pushing for NATO membership for Georgia and Ukraine would spur Moscow to use armed force in the former and to meddle in Crimea and eastern Ukraine.
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Analysis

What Is the State’s Share in Russia’s Economy?

Nini Arshakuni and Natasha Yefimova-Trilling
While press reports say 70% of Russia’s economy is in state hands, some top experts think it’s closer to 35-45%. They’ve seen a trend of strategic nationalization under Putin and doubt the coming years will bring greater efficiency or competition.
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Analysis

Jihadists from Ex-Soviet Central Asia: Where Are They? Why Did They Radicalize? What Next?

Edward Lemon, Vera Mironova and William Tobey
Three authors draw on field work and other research to assess the motives, prospects and threats linked to Central Asian jihadists, including the thousands who joined Islamic State and other violent extremists in the Middle East.
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Analysis

Expert Round-Up: How Likely Is a China-Russia Military Alliance?

RM Staff
Dozens of scholars, analysts and officials assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Sino-Russian "comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction."
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Analysis

5 Years Since Russia’s Intervention in Ukraine: Has Putin’s Gamble Paid Off?

Simon Saradzhyan
The author analyzes the costs and benefits for Russia, finding that the intervention advanced one vital national interest and damaged several others. The costs have been manageable so far, but may eventually become prohibitive.
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Analysis

Leveraging Venezuela: How Russia Sees Its Interests in US Backyard

Paul Saunders
Americans should not overestimate either Russia’s interests in Venezuela or its capabilities there. Some see the country as a new Ukraine or Syria. It isn’t.
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Analysis

Kissinger on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
In a newly updated compilation of remarks, the eminent U.S. statesman offers ways to reconcile America’s necessities with Russia’s concerns.
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