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.
Valdai 2019 Shows Russia’s Disappointment with West Amid Hopes for New Kind of Link With Europe
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.
How Much Did Orthodox Church Help Revive Russia’s Military and Nuclear Complex?
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.
John Mearsheimer on Russia: Insights and Recommendations
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 ...
How the US Managed, and Mismanaged, Russia: A Superstar Diplomat Tells His Story
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.
Anders Aslund Examines Russia’s ‘Authoritarian Kleptocracy’
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.