Analysis

Is Putin Too Old to Rule Russia?

RM Associates and Staff June 12, 2024 RM Exclusives
Our research shows that in terms of age, Putin is not an outlier among Russia’s rulers of the past century nor among the present rulers of some of Russia’s peers, allies and adversaries.
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The Russia-Ukraine War Report Card, June 11, 2024

June 11, 2024
June 11 update: No significant territorial change. Ukraine expanded electricity rationing and Zelensky said half of power generation has been destroyed by strikes. Net territorial change in the past month: Russia +166 square miles.
Analysis

Stephen Kotkin on Ukraine, Russia, China and the World

Kate Davidson June 06, 2024 RM Exclusives
Stephen Kotkin, a renowned historian and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, surveys what happened, where we stand now and what the United States should do next in his contribution to a collection of essays covering the Russia-Ukraine war.
Analysis
Is Putin Too Old to Rule Russia?
June 12, 2024
News
The Russia-Ukraine War Report Card, June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024
Analysis
Stephen Kotkin on Ukraine, Russia, China and the World
June 06, 2024
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Analysis

Is Russia Shifting Toward Mobilization Economy or Forming New, Loyal Business Elite?

Andrei Yakovlev
Recent events indicate that the Kremlin has set a course for reviewing privatization deals and, more broadly, for the redistribution of property in the Russian economy.
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Russian Wargame Practicing Tactical Nukes Use Is Warning to West

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

RM Staff
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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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

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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