Analysis

And Here the Twain Shall Meet: Eurasia’s Role in a Changing World Order

Dominic Ziegler February 15, 2019 RM Exclusives
Russia and China are two key players in a new Eurasia. In the book reviewed here, Bruno Maçães argues that this supercontinent is the most salient feature of an emerging new world order.
News

NATO Plans No Tit-for-Tat Missile Deployment Amid Tensions With Russia

February 15, 2019
NATO chief says the alliance does not intend to mirror Russian deployments of an INF-violating missile the U.S. and its allies accuse Moscow of fielding. This and more in our latest news round-up.
Blog

As Russia and US Give Up on INF, ‘New Cold War or Not’ Debate Flares Again

RM Staff February 07, 2019
Here are some of the most striking similarities and differences between U.S.-Russian tensions now and before as pointed out by Western and Russian politicians and experts on both sides of the debate.
Analysis
And Here the Twain Shall Meet: Eurasia’s Role in a Changing World Order
February 15, 2019
News
NATO Plans No Tit-for-Tat Missile Deployment Amid Tensions With Russia
February 15, 2019
Blog
As Russia and US Give Up on INF, ‘New Cold War or Not’ Debate Flares Again
February 07, 2019
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Debate

Russia and China—Alliance or Dalliance? And What Will This Mean for the West?

RM Staff
Relations between Moscow and Beijing have been growing increasingly cozy, but what’s stronger—the convergence of their grievances or the divergence in their national interests? Three experts debate.
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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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Analysis

The INF Quandary: Preventing a Nuclear Arms Race in Europe. Perspectives from the US, Russia and Germany

William Tobey, Pavel Zolotarev and Ulrich Kühn
The 1987 INF Treaty now faces an existential threat that could lead to intermediate-range missiles targeting the entire European continent. Three experts weigh in on the consequences and prospects.
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Blog

Russia in 2019 and What Lies Ahead

Daniel Shapiro
Scholars from the PONARS Eurasia network parse the outlook for President Vladimir Putin’s fourth term, the impact of Western sanctions and Russia’s shifting place in an increasingly multipolar world.
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Analysis

Gangster Geopolitics: The Kremlin’s Use of Criminals as Assets Abroad

Mark Galeotti
Since the worsening of relations with the West in 2014, the Kremlin has increasingly adopted a “mobilization state” approach, turning to any available foreign-policy levers. Gangsters are no exception.
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Analysis

‘No Place for Russia’: How Much Are Old US Ambitions in Europe to Blame for Russia-West Tensions Today?

Joshua Shifrinson
In the 1990s, preserving NATO and, with it, U.S. preeminence in Europe became the sine qua non of U.S. European policy. Is this why Russia was left out of Europe’s post-Cold War security structure?
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Blog

Worldwide Threat Assessment on Russia: 2019 vs 2018

Daniel Shapiro and Natasha Yefimova-Trilling
A tandem with China, global ambitions, cyber threats to U.S. infrastructure and use of chemical weapons: We give a run-down of the most salient differences between this assessment and last year’s.
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Analysis

Isolation and Reconquista: Russia’s Toolkit as a Constrained Great Power

Marlene Laruelle
As relations with the West languish, Moscow has built a dual strategy, positioning itself at once as beleaguered and triumphant, an alternative to the U.S.-led world order. In the short term, this is probably its best bet.
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Analysis

With Russia and the US, Nuclear Risks Never Go Out of Vogue

Jon B. Wolfsthal
Thirty-five years after Able Archer, the lack of sustained, high-level engagement with Russia risks once again putting America and its allies at unnecessary risk of a nuclear conflict no one wants or even expects.
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Analysis

After the INF Treaty: An Objective Look at US and Russian Compliance, Plus a New Arms Control Regime

Kevin Ryan
Russia, according to U.S. officials, has violated the INF Treaty. The U.S. is on the verge of violating, if it has not already done so. What’s needed now is a new treaty focusing on warheads instead of delivery systems.
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