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US Should Keep an Eye on Rising Chinese Investment in the South Caucasus

Daniel Shapiro October 01, 2020 RM Exclusives
The recent flare-up of hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan has turned global attention to the South Caucasus, but increased Chinese presence in this strategically sensitive region means U.S. policymakers shouldn't look away when tensions ease.
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Bad TV News for the Kremlin

RM Staff September 29, 2020
Russians continue to reduce their dependency on television as a news source, and they also trust TV less and less in what may be bad news for the Kremlin, which has relied on its control of this electronic medium to massage public opinion.
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Markedonov: Karabakh Fighting Is Meant to Secure Symbolic Victory, Could Get out of Control; Gvosdev: Russia Wants to Head New, Non-Aligned Movement

September 28, 2020
The clashes between Armenia, Azerbaijan may prove difficult to stop, Markedonov warns; Putin’s U.N. speech proposes an alternative to states unwilling to choose between the U.S. and China, writes Gvosdev; and more in our weekly analysis round-up.
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US Should Keep an Eye on Rising Chinese Investment in the South Caucasus
October 01, 2020
Blog
Bad TV News for the Kremlin
September 29, 2020
News
Markedonov: Karabakh Fighting Is Meant to Secure Symbolic Victory, Could Get out of Control; Gvosdev: Russia Wants to Head New, Non-Aligned Movement
September 28, 2020
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Rebuttal: Ukraine Is Emerging as Critical Node for White-Supremacy Extremists

Mollie Saltskog and Colin P. Clarke
The authors argue that the transnational threat of violent right-wing extremism emanating from the conflict in eastern Ukraine has not waned, even as the number of ultranationalist foreign fighters there has.
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Levada Poll: 1/2 of Russians Support Idea of ‘Russia for Russians,’ About 1/5 Would Not Let in Chinese, Ukrainians

RM Staff
The independent pollster has released new data in a two-decade effort to track nationalism and xenophobia in Russia.
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Analysis

Do Black Lives Matter in Russia?

Peter Rutland and Andrei Kazantsev
Studying the reactions to Black Lives Matter in Russia can teach us a lot about Russian society—just as Russians and others have learned a great deal about American society as the movement has unfolded.
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Who ‘Defeated’ ISIS? An Analysis of US and Russian Contributions

Domitilla Sagramoso
There can be little doubt that the U.S. and its allies played a much bigger role in subduing the terror group than Russia. But ISIS has plenty of life in it yet and any alleged victory is fragile.
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Russia’s Impact on US National Interests: Ensuring Energy Security

Li-Chen Sim
Continued debate over the future of Nord Stream 2 underscores Russia's significant role in the global energy market. So how does Russia impact the United States’ vital interest in ensuring its energy security?
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Why Russia’s Alliance With China is Improbable, But Not Impossible

Simon Saradzhyan
The relationship between China and Russia is getting stronger by the hour. While some might say that Russia and China are in a de facto non-aggression pact, a deeper alliance is still unlikely, though not impossible.
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Analysis

Protests in Belarus

Sean's Russia Blog
A few weeks ago, Lukashenko’s rule seemed on the verge of collapse. But now things appear at a stalemate. For the larger context for these mass protests and what they mean, SRB turned to Elena Gapova for some insight.
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What Worries Russians Most?

RM Staff
Russians continue to worry most about price increases and unemployment growth, according to the results of the latest in the series of polls by the Levada Center.
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Analysis

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Russia

RM Staff
What have the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his newly announced vice-presidential pick said on the U.S. policies they advocate on key Russia-related issues, as well as their views on Russia itself?
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Olga Oliker on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
Russia presents a critical foreign policy challenge to the U.S., "one which will be poorly served by either demonization or conciliation," writes leading Russia expert Olga Oliker. "What is needed is considered, knowledgeable and nuanced policy."
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