Moscow claims U.S. allies’ refusal to stop passing intelligence gathered through Open Skies to the U.S. prompted its withdrawal, the New York Times reports; construction on Nord Stream 2 set to resume this week; and more in our latest news round-up.
A Look at the Military Lessons of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict
The implications of the conflict continue to reverberate well outside the region given its potential significance for regional and great powers alike, while further spurring debates on the character of modern warfare.
Does the International Liberal Order Have a Future?
Joseph S. Nye Jr.
The question Biden faces is not whether to restore the liberal international order. It is whether the United States can work with an inner core of allies while cooperating with a broader set of states to cope with transnational threats.
From Primers on How to Manage Relationship with Russia to Lessons of Karabakh War: RM's Most Read of 2020
From the U.S. and Russia's contributions to subduing ISIS to the reverberations of conflicts in Russia's near abroad, Russia Matters' most popular reads of 2020 address a variety of challenging geopolitical questions.
Conventional wisdom says Vladimir Putin has a weak hand in international politics, but plays it well. The problem with this idea is that it seriously underestimates the value of the cards in Putin’s hand.
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.