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Russia Gains More Ground as China, Brazil Call for Rival Peace Conference

May 24, 2024
Plus: Russian units train to use NSNWs.
Blog

Russian Wargame Practicing Tactical Nukes Use Is Warning to West

Simon Saradzhyan May 22, 2024
The Russian defense ministry has just launched a multi-phase exercise near Ukraine meant to prepare its forces for using non-strategic nuclear weapons (NSNWs) and as a signal to the West.
Analysis

Expert Survey: What to Expect From Putin’s Fifth Term?

RM Staff May 10, 2024 RM Exclusives
We asked several of America’s leading Russia experts to comment on what to expect from Russia’s relations with the West, China and post-Soviet Eurasia during Vladimir Putin’s new term, and how long his rule may last.
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Russia Gains More Ground as China, Brazil Call for Rival Peace Conference
May 24, 2024
Blog
Russian Wargame Practicing Tactical Nukes Use Is Warning to West
May 22, 2024
Analysis
Expert Survey: What to Expect From Putin’s Fifth Term?
May 10, 2024
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Analysis

Fiona Hill on Putin, Ukraine, Global Challenges

Angelina Flood
In this exclusive interview with Russia Matters, Hill paints a picture of a world in flux, in part due to Russia’s revisionist actions.
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What Comes After Putin?

Mikael Pir-Budgyan
During a Belfer Center event, Leon Aron and Anatol Lieven discussed potential scenarios for post-Putin Russia.
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Analysis

CIA Director Burns on Ukraine: ‘We’re Running Out of Time to Help Them’

George W. Bush Presidential Center
William Burns sat down with David Kramer at the George W. Bush Presidential Center Forum on Leadership to discuss Russia, the Middle East, U.S. competition with China and the role of emerging technologies in the world of intelligence.
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Mitter, Wishnick: Alignment, Not Alliance for Russia-China Relationship

Conor Cunningham
At a recent event, Elizabeth Wishnick and Rana Mitter delved into the essence of the Russia-China relationship, probing whether this partnership signifies a long-standing alliance, the potential role of China in a post-Putin Russia, the prospects for...
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Analysis

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

Simon Saradzhyan
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.
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Analysis

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

RM Staff
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.
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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

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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