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Russian Officials See Trump Defeating Harris; Russia’s Ukraine War as Deterrence Failure

July 22, 2024
Plus: Cavoli describes Ukraine’s war strategy as “great” despite land losses.
Blog

Russians on Biden Leaving Presidential Race, Harris, Potential Impact on Bilateral Relations

RM Staff July 22, 2024
Joe Biden’s decision to drop out of the U.S. presidential race and support his VP Kamala Harris has Russian officials and scholars of U.S.-Russian relations divided on whether a Democrat can defeat Donald Trump in November.
Blog

Majority of Russians Favor Talks to End Ukraine War, But 1/3 Support Use of Nukes

Simon Saradzhyan July 18, 2024
Some results of recent polling, such as a record level of support for peace talks, may seem to be encouraging to doves, but the devil is in the details.
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Russian Officials See Trump Defeating Harris; Russia’s Ukraine War as Deterrence Failure
July 22, 2024
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Russians on Biden Leaving Presidential Race, Harris, Potential Impact on Bilateral Relations
July 22, 2024
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Majority of Russians Favor Talks to End Ukraine War, But 1/3 Support Use of Nukes
July 18, 2024
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Analysis

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

Mary Dejevsky
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....
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Analysis

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

Olga Kiyan
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 ...
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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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Analysis

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

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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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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