News

Abrams, Leopards Are Headed to Ukraine, But Could Be Too Late; No Article 5 for Ukraine

January 27, 2023
Plus: Zelensky dismisses multiple officials over graft and misconduct.
Analysis

Devoted to Putin: Volodin's Views on Russia, West and the Rest

RM Staff January 27, 2023 RM Exclusives
Despite his mastery of reductionist flattery and "unlimited devotion" to Putin, the speaker of the State Duma likely isn't a member of the Russian president's inner-most circle. Still, he may have a shot at the Kremlin when Putin steps down.
Analysis

8 Lessons for Taiwan From Russia’s War in Ukraine

Tzu-yun Su January 18, 2023 RM Exclusives
While the fighting in Ukraine is on land, and thus very different from the maritime battlefield that would surround Taiwan, there are still many things this island nation can learn from Ukraine's defensive operations.
News
Abrams, Leopards Are Headed to Ukraine, But Could Be Too Late; No Article 5 for Ukraine
January 27, 2023
Analysis
Devoted to Putin: Volodin's Views on Russia, West and the Rest
January 27, 2023
Analysis
8 Lessons for Taiwan From Russia’s War in Ukraine
January 18, 2023
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Blog

Kissinger’s Post-War Vision Puts Ukraine in NATO but Also Has an ‘Opening to Russia’

RM Staff
While advocating for Ukraine’s inclusion in NATO on the second day of WEF-2023, Kissinger prioritized “preventing the war from escalating” and from “becoming a war against Russia.”
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Analysis

Kevin McCarthy on Russia, Ukraine and US Interests

RM Staff
As newly elected speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the 57-year-old congressman has become much more consequential for U.S. foreign policy.
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Analysis

Dmitry Medvedev in His Own Words: From Modernizing Liberal to Hateful Hawk

RM Staff
Analysts believe the public metamorphosis is meant to keep the ex-president/ex-prime minister politically relevant and close to Russia's pro-war ruling elite.
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Analysis

What’s Ahead in the War in Ukraine

Alex Vershinin
The opposing sides have adopted two opposing strategies: Russians are fighting a traditional firepower-centric war of attrition; Ukraine is pursuing a terrain-focused war of maneuver. These opposing strategies are as much a product of national resour...
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Analysis

NPR 2022 Recognizes Importance of Risk Reduction, Falls Short on Reducing Role of Nukes

Leonor Tomero
The latest Nuclear Posture Review maintains focus on both nuclear modernization and arms control/risk reduction as essential elements of deterrence but, in a way, seems to have broadened the role of nuclear weapons.
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Blog

Russia Is Running Out of Missiles ... or Not

Simon Saradzhyan
As early as the spring, Western officials and experts have announced that Russia was running out of precision munitions, and yet Russia has continued to use scores of attack missiles well into winter.
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Analysis

Divided in the Face of Defeat: The Schism Forming in the Russian Elite

Tatiana Stanovaya
Russia is heading toward a final battle between the radicals, for whom escalation is a way of life, and the realists, who understand that continuing to up the ante could lead to their country’s collapse.
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Analysis

Russia vs Europe: Who Is Winning the Energy War?

Li-Chen Sim
Some declare Moscow the victor. Others claim not only that this is a “myth” but that Russia faces “economic oblivion.” Who’s right depends on the time horizon.
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