News

Kissinger Warns US on Verge of War With Russia, China on Issues It Partially Created; Hopes of Successful Ukrainian Counter-Offensive in South Fade

August 15, 2022
Plus: Western sanctions may lead to more irresponsible arms export policies by Russia. This and much more in our weekly analysis round-up.
Analysis

War With Ukraine as Other Means to Speed Up Reversal of Russia’s ‘Civilizational Choice’

Simon Saradzhyan August 12, 2022 RM Exclusives
One overlooked aim of the war in Ukraine is Putin's attempt to speed up a clean break from a “declining” West, so that Russia can blossom as a separate civilization in alignment with the “great civilization” of a “rising” China.
Blog

No End in Sight to ‘Beginning of Putin’s End’

RM Staff August 10, 2022
Proclaiming the beginning of Putin’s end was a trend long before his troops marched into Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022. In fact, the predictions go back nearly 20 years. Check them out here.
News
Kissinger Warns US on Verge of War With Russia, China on Issues It Partially Created; Hopes of Successful Ukrainian Counter-Offensive in South Fade
August 15, 2022
Analysis
War With Ukraine as Other Means to Speed Up Reversal of Russia’s ‘Civilizational Choice’
August 12, 2022
Blog
No End in Sight to ‘Beginning of Putin’s End’
August 10, 2022
RM Staff Picks
Blog

Is Russia Isolated? Condemnation of Its Invasion of Ukraine Isn’t Global

Joshua Henderson
While some analysts and Western officials claim that Russia is isolated, the inconvenient fact is that condemnation of Russia’s actions in Ukraine is far from universal.
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Analysis

The Case Against a New Arms Race

Rose Gottemoeller
New defense innovations promise not just to transform warfare but also to undermine the logic and utility of nuclear weapons.
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Analysis

The Causes and Consequences of the Ukraine War

John J. Mearsheimer
The United States has pushed forward policies toward Ukraine that Putin and other Russian leaders see as an existential threat, a point they have made repeatedly for many years.
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Analysis

What’s Missing from Mearsheimer’s Analysis of the Ukraine War

Joe Cirincione
To make the facts fit his assessment, he must disregard Russia’s own pronouncements, its brutality and the security imperatives of its neighbors.
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Blog

‘Crippling’ Sanctions? Russia’s Economy Is Afloat—For Now

Joshua Henderson
A number of indicators show that, despite sanctions, Russia’s economy is doing as well as—or better than—other major economies.
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Blog

Nuclear Weapons: What Does Russian Orthodox Church and Its Top Parishioner Believe?

RM Staff
If the statements gathered here are any guide, the Russian Orthodox Church appears to be significantly more tolerant of nuclear weapons than the Catholic Church.
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Analysis

China’s Long Game in Russia: Violating Sanctions? No. Ensuring Russia’s Survival? Yes.

Lizzi C. Lee
A floundering Russia and reinvigorated NATO would cut against China's core security interests by giving Washington a stronger hand in its Thucydidian rivalry with Beijing.
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Analysis

The Russian Military’s People Problem

Dara Massicot
The culture of indifference to its personnel fundamentally compromises the Russian military’s efficacy, no matter how extensively it has been modernized.
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