News

Cavoli: Russia Has Reconstituted Its Army and Kyiv Could Lose

April 12, 2024
Plus: Wang and Lavrov embrace “dual counteraction to double containment.”
Analysis

Crocus Attack Ends Lull of Six Years, Raises Question About Law-Enforcers’ Focus

Simon Saradzhyan March 28, 2024 RM Exclusives
One factor that propelled Vladimir Putin to power was his ability to convince many that he was the kind of leader who not only promised to protect them from the horrors of mass-casualty terrorism, but also delivered on his promises of security.
Analysis

Expert Survey: Does Russia’s Presidential Election Matter to US and Its Allies?

RM Staff March 15, 2024 RM Exclusives
Some Western Russia experts agree that despite Putin's inevitable victory, the election can still offer clues about the challenges the Kremlin faces, as well as the extent of anti-war sentiment among Russians.
News
Cavoli: Russia Has Reconstituted Its Army and Kyiv Could Lose
April 12, 2024
Analysis
Crocus Attack Ends Lull of Six Years, Raises Question About Law-Enforcers’ Focus
March 28, 2024
Analysis
Expert Survey: Does Russia’s Presidential Election Matter to US and Its Allies?
March 15, 2024
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Blog

Polls Show Record Low Number of Russians Willing to Permanently Move Abroad

Simon Saradzhyan
The most recent Levada Center poll shows that record low numbers of Russians want to move abroad, while record high numbers say they do not want to live elsewhere.
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Blog

How Much Would 0.25% of Ramstein Group Members’ GDP Really Raise for Ukraine?

Conor Cunningham and RM Staff
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas claimed in January that if every member of the Ramstein group channeled 0.25% of their GDP to Kyiv annually, it would raise at least $131 billion.
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Blog

Putin’s Latest Nuclear Messaging: Softer Tone or Threat of Use?

Simon Saradzhyan
Putin's March 13 interview, in which he again delved into the conditions for Russian use of nuclear weapons, left Western media organizations unsure if Putin had just struck a softer tone or rattled his nuclear saber yet again. The answer is both.
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Analysis

Jihadists from Ex-Soviet Central Asia: Where Are They? Why Did They Radicalize? What Next?

Edward Lemon, Vera Mironova and William Tobey
Three authors draw on field work and other research to assess the motives, prospects and threats linked to Central Asian jihadists, including the thousands who joined Islamic State and other violent extremists in the Middle East.
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Blog

Fiona Hill Delivers Insights on Russia's Perennial Role in Global Geopolitics

Conor Cunningham
According to Hill, Russia continues to matter due to its perennial significance in global affairs, ranging from climate change to European insecurity and from Middle Eastern power dynamics to nuclear security.
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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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Analysis

Mearsheimer on Where the Ukraine War Is Headed

RM Staff
On a recent episode of the “Daniel Davis Deep Dive” podcast, John Mearsheimer has claimed that he considers “ridiculous” the idea that Ukraine will be able to take the offensive in 2024 or 2025.
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Analysis

Gender Norms Keep Russian, Ukrainian Servicewomen From Combat

Jessica Trisko Darden
Despite a century of women’s involvement in the region’s wars, Russian and Ukrainian women's involvement as combatants today echoes a global pattern where women are relegated to roles that distance them from frontline combat. 
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