News

Macron Believes Russia Has 3 Strategic Options, But Only One’s Feasible: Partnering With Europe; Washington, Moscow Designate Leads for Business Dialogue

November 08, 2019
Between standing alone, being China’s “vassal” or partnering with Europe, Macron only sees the final option as valid; the U.S. and Russia have named leads for a high-level group Putin proposed to Trump in 2018. More in our latest news round-up.
Analysis

How Big Is Russia’s Win in Syria?

Michael Sharnoff November 06, 2019 RM Exclusives
While Russia has collected a number of short-term dividends from the U.S. troop withdrawal, this “victory” is far from winning Moscow the war in Syria.
Analysis

Timothy Colton on Political Succession in Russia

Ekaterina Karpenko and Mariam Dadashyan October 31, 2019
Harvard's Timothy Colton discusses the problem of orderly succession in Russia, the chances for a thaw in U.S.-Russian relations and much more in this interview with Gazeta.ru.
News
Macron Believes Russia Has 3 Strategic Options, But Only One’s Feasible: Partnering With Europe; Washington, Moscow Designate Leads for Business Dialogue
November 08, 2019
Analysis
How Big Is Russia’s Win in Syria?
November 06, 2019
Analysis
Timothy Colton on Political Succession in Russia
October 31, 2019
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Blog

New Report: War in Ukraine Now Offers Small Window of Opportunity for Solutions

RM Staff
Dr. Robert Hamilton sees three reasons for optimism about ending the devastating war in the country’s east, but this window of opportunity won’t stay open forever.
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Blog

Valdai 2019 Shows Russia’s Disappointment with West Amid Hopes for New Kind of Link With Europe

Anatol Lieven
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.
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Blog

Forget US-Russian Friendship: Let’s Foster ‘Predictable Competition’

Thomas Schaffner
George Beebe, former director of the CIA’s Russia analysis program, warns that the danger of nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia is not a threat consigned to the history books.
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Analysis

Fearing and Ignoring Russia: A Recipe for Trouble

Paul Saunders
Historian Mark Smith’s provocative book won’t give the U.S. a policy to manage its relationship with Russia, but it does offer some valuable guidance in thinking about strategic solutions.
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Analysis

How Much Did Orthodox Church Help Revive Russia’s Military and Nuclear Complex?

Dmitry Gorenburg
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.
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Analysis

John Mearsheimer on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

Thomas Schaffner
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 ...
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Analysis

How the US Managed, and Mismanaged, Russia: A Superstar Diplomat Tells His Story

Graham Allison
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.
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Analysis

Anders Aslund Examines Russia’s ‘Authoritarian Kleptocracy’

Chris Miller
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.
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Analysis

George Kennan on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
From the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, which will see its 80th anniversary this week, to the beginning of the 21st century, Kennan's views on America's Cold War rival went far beyond the "containment" policy for which he is perhaps best known.
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Analysis

Angela Stent on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
One of the West’s leading experts on Russia offers perspectives from a distinguished career in academia and government.
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