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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Latest US-Russian Effort on Syria: Good for Preventing Accidents, So-So for Everything Else

Nikolas K. Gvosdev November 15, 2017 RM Exclusives
Trump and Putin’s joint statement at the APEC summit masks deep divisions between Moscow and Washington over how to resolve the conflict.
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US-Russia Policy 1 Year On: Experts Weigh In on Successes, Failures, Where to Go from Here

RM Experts November 08, 2017 RM Exclusives
Our respondents agree, for the most part, that there have been few successes in the new administration’s dealings with Moscow. Their recommendations for moving forward are as varied as their backgrounds.
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Entanglement: Chinese and Russian Perspectives on Non-nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Risks

James M. Acton, Alexey Arbatov, Vladimir Dvorkin, Petr Topychkanov, Tong Zhao and Li Bin November 08, 2017 Recommended Reads
A new report offers Russian, Chinese and U.S. assessments of the growing risk of military conflicts going nuclear.
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Hacking Power Grids: New Tactic of War or Wave of the Future?

Nadiya Kostyuk November 03, 2017 RM Exclusives
Recent research suggests that cyberattacks have not yet become a force multiplier to conventional military tools in wartime, but this may very well change in coming years as countries invest in such capabilities.
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Nuclear Dangers from North Korea: Managing the Risks to the US and Russia

Joshua H. Pollack October 27, 2017 RM Exclusives
The risk of an American conflict with North Korea is growing, and along with it so is the risk of an accidental war between the two nuclear superpowers.
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At Valdai Putin Treats Trump Respectfully

Angela Stent October 26, 2017 Recommended Reads
In his searing critique of U.S. foreign policy delivered at the Valdai Club, the Russian president notably spared Donald Trump.
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How US Policy Contributed to the Rise of President Vladimir Putin

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey October 26, 2017 Partner Posts
In this talk, veteran journalist Vladimir Pozner argues that the U.S.-Russia relationship is as bad now as it was during the height of the Cold War, if not worse.
Competing Views on Russia

Stent on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff October 12, 2017 RM Exclusives
One of the West’s leading experts on Russia offers perspectives from a distinguished career in academia and government.
Competing Views on Russia

For Putin’s 65th Birthday, Insights From America’s Top Experts on Russia

RM Staff October 06, 2017 RM Exclusives
From NATO and Ukraine to the Cold War and history—a round-up of observations about the Russian president.
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New U.S. Ambassador to Russia Wants to Bring Relations to ‘Higher Altitude,’ but Not Potemkin-Style

RM Staff October 04, 2017 RM Exclusives
A round-up of Jon Huntsman's comments on and connections to Russia.