News

US Should Address Russian Interests to Prevent ‘Most Dangerous’ RF-PRC Alliance; Trump Sees Drive to Add Ukraine to NATO as Counterproductive

November 18, 2019
Clark argues a Russia-China alliance would be the most dangerous concentration of power imaginable, while O’Hanlon writes that trying to bring Ukraine into the Western orbit via NATO has been counterproductive. More in our latest analytical round-up.
Analysis

Rice and Zelikow on ‘Catalytic Choices’

Simon Saradzhyan November 13, 2019 RM Exclusives
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.
Analysis

How Big Is Russia’s Win in Syria?

Michael Sharnoff November 06, 2019 RM Exclusives
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.
News
US Should Address Russian Interests to Prevent ‘Most Dangerous’ RF-PRC Alliance; Trump Sees Drive to Add Ukraine to NATO as Counterproductive
November 18, 2019
Analysis
Rice and Zelikow on ‘Catalytic Choices’
November 13, 2019
Analysis
How Big Is Russia’s Win in Syria?
November 06, 2019
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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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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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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

John Mearsheimer on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

Thomas Schaffner
When Americans find their domestic politics the target of foreign interference, "they become deeply committed to the principle of self-determination." Not surprisingly, writes leading American international relations scholar John Mearsheimer, "so do ...
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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

Anders Aslund Examines Russia’s ‘Authoritarian Kleptocracy’

Chris Miller
Corruption is a feature, not a bug, of the Russian political system, and self-enrichment is crucial to understanding why Russia’s leaders make the decisions that they do, Aslund argues in his new book.
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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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