Analysis

Why Is Anti-Americanism in Russia Less Widespread Now Than in 2014?

Denis Volkov October 05, 2022 RM Exclusives
Three factors may help explain: Negative attitudes toward the U.S. have become background noise; young people are getting more news online; and peak anti-Americanism may still lie ahead.
Analysis

The Cuban Missile Crisis at 60: 6 Timeless Lessons for Arms Control

Graham Allison October 01, 2022 Recommended Reads
Key lessons from the crisis have been adapted and applied by the successors of Kennedy and Khrushchev to inform fateful choices.
News

7 Reasons to Take Putin’s Nuclear Threats Seriously; In Bad News for Putin, Russia’s Elites Now Realize War Can Be Lost

October 03, 2022
Plus: Will the EU-Russian energy relationship survive the Nord Stream blast?
Analysis
Why Is Anti-Americanism in Russia Less Widespread Now Than in 2014?
October 05, 2022
Analysis
The Cuban Missile Crisis at 60: 6 Timeless Lessons for Arms Control
October 01, 2022
News
7 Reasons to Take Putin’s Nuclear Threats Seriously; In Bad News for Putin, Russia’s Elites Now Realize War Can Be Lost
October 03, 2022
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Will Post-Soviet Russia’s Economic Gains Be Wiped Out by Ukraine War in 2022?

RM Staff
A closer look at predictions that Russia's invasion of Ukraine will wipe out "most" of its economic gains since the Soviet Union's dissolution.
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Analysis

Keeping Putin From Going Nuclear: Can Xi and Modi Help?

Simon Saradzhyan
The collective West is right to take Putin’s nuclear threats seriously, but efforts to dissuade him require the pro-active involvement of China and India.
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Analysis

Still ‘No Limits’? The China-Russia Partnership After Samarkand

Elizabeth Wishnick
Despite their many conflicts of interest in Ukraine and elsewhere, Russia and China continue to be bound together, both by geopolitical factors and by their deep need for regime security.
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Analysis

From Thanking God to Seeing the Abyss: Russians React to Putin’s Mobilization

RM Staff
Check out our compilation for reactions to Putin's announcement from both Russia’s pro-war and anti-war camps.
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Analysis

What Do Americans Care About? Not a Cold War With Russia and China

Katrina vanden Heuvel
Asked about the most urgent issue facing the country today, 27% of Americans—the highest number—ranked inflation as No. 1, while only 2% ranked Ukraine at the top.
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Analysis

‘We Fight How We Can’: Russian Views on Ukraine’s Counteroffensive—How It Happened and What Comes Next

RM Staff
The response in Russia’s pro-war camp to Ukraine’s success generally fell into three categories: spin, spleen and silence.
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Analysis

Fact and Analysis Check: Is Odesa ‘Putin’s Obsession'?

Graham Allison
A recent New York Times article claims Odesa is “Putin’s obsession.” But is there any evidence to support this big idea?
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Analysis

Does War in Ukraine Impact Vital US Interests?

Ingrid Burke Friedman, Aleksandra Srdanovic and RM Staff
Despite the West's multiple rounds of sanctions on Moscow and ramped up military, economic and humanitarian aid for Kyiv, Biden has made clear he has no intention of sending American troops into Ukraine, as have leaders of other NATO countries.
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