Analysis

This listing contains all the analytical materials posted on the Russia Matters website. These include: RM Exclusives, commissioned by Russia Matters exclusively for this website; Recommended Reads, deemed particularly noteworthy by our editorial team; Partner Posts, originally published by our partners elsewhere; and Future Policy Leaders, pieces by promising young scholars and policy thinkers. Content can be filtered by genre and subject-specific criteria and is updated often. Gradually we will be adding older Recommended Reads and Partner Posts dating back as far as 2012.
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Team Trump on Russia: Words and Actions

RM Staff February 21, 2017 RM Exclusives
The president-elect has picked his Cabinet members, Cabinet-level officials and advisors. Here is an evolving guide to their positions on Russia and ties with the country.
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Survey: U.S. Vital Interests Vis-à-Vis Russia

RM Experts February 15, 2017 RM Exclusives
What are America’s vital national interests and where does Russia fit in, either as a constructive partner or as a spoiler? What does this mean for U.S. policy? Five eminent experts weigh in.
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Russian Cyber Operations: 2017 and Beyond

RM Staff February 08, 2017 RM Exclusives
As Russian cyber-ops continue to grab headlines and defy easy explanation, eminent experts David Sanger, Fiona Hill and Ben Buchanan shed light on some of the murkier parts of this unfolding story.
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The ABCs of Russian Military Power: A Primer for the New Administration

Michael Kofman February 02, 2017 Recommended Reads
Russia has been busy restoring its military power, and these reforms have serious implications for the new U.S. administration.
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Russia and the U.S. Election: Assessing Moscow’s Actions and America’s Responses

RM Staff January 27, 2017 Partner Posts
How should Washington respond to alleged Russian hacking? What it is trying to accomplish and what is the cost/benefit of each response? Experts convened by the Center for the National Interest weigh in.
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Top 'Iran Deal' Negotiator Sees Limits to US-Russian Cooperation

RM Staff January 26, 2017 RM Exclusives
Amb. Wendy Sherman, lead U.S. negotiator on the Iran deal, talks about working with Russia, the convergence and divergence of Moscow’s and Washington’s interests and risks for the deal’s future.
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Keys, Hurdles, Strategies: US-Russia Relations Under Trump

RM staff January 20, 2017 RM Exclusives
Whither U.S.-Russia relations under Trump? Three top experts weigh in with a look at national interests, obstacles to rapprochement and the new president’s emerging strategy.
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Inside Russia's New Foreign Policy Master Plan

Areg Galstyan and Sergey Melkonyan January 04, 2017 Partner Posts
The first thing that catches one's attention in Russia’s new Foreign Policy Concept, updated for the first time in three years, is Russia’s new political status as a major center of influence in the international arena.
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A Strategic Response to the Russian Hacking Affair

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen December 22, 2016 RM Exclusives
The response to Russia’s alleged hacking must not be hasty. The whole affair may even help craft some much needed rules of the cyber game—but only if we keep a realistic view of Russia’s perspective.
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The Soviet Collapse and Its Lessons for Modern Russia: Gaidar Revisited

Simon Saradzhyan December 22, 2016 RM Exclusives
Twenty-five years ago the USSR fell apart. One of Soviet Russia’s first market reformers analyzed why. His findings point to big challenges ahead for today’s Russia.