Analysis

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.
Analysis

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.
News

US Senate Approves $20.6 Billion for Nuclear Security

November 17, 2017
The reconciled version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act was approved Nov. 16. This and much more in the latest Russia in Review.
Analysis
Latest US-Russian Effort on Syria: Good for Preventing Accidents, So-So for Everything Else
November 15, 2017
Analysis
US-Russia Policy 1 Year On: Experts Weigh In on Successes, Failures, Where to Go from Here
November 08, 2017
News
US Senate Approves $20.6 Billion for Nuclear Security
November 17, 2017
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Analysis

Nuclear Dangers from North Korea: Managing the Risks to the US and Russia

Joshua H. Pollack
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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Analysis

Hacking Power Grids: New Tactic of War or Wave of the Future?

Nadiya Kostyuk
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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Blog

Putin at Valdai: Gloomy Prospects for U.S.-Russia Relations

RM Staff
The Russian president airs grievances against the West in a far-reaching speech and question-answer session with analysts, scholars, policymakers and journalists.
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Analysis

Russian-Saudi Rapprochement? Iran and Economic Strain Will Make It Tough

Mark N. Katz
Ties between Moscow and Riyadh remain fragile. Saudi Arabia’s main concern is Iran, while Russia wants both investment and sway in the Middle East. Balancing their geopolitical and economic interests will not be easy.
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Analysis

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

RM Staff
From NATO and Ukraine to the Cold War and history—a round-up of observations about the Russian president.
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Analysis

Stent on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
One of the West’s leading experts on Russia offers perspectives from a distinguished career in academia and government.
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Blog

2 Years On, Has Russia Achieved Its Objectives in Syria?

RM Staff
Two years ago this month, Russia launched its military intervention in Syria. It's been brutal. But has Russia managed to achieve its goals and defend its interests? Here’s a checklist to help decide.
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Analysis

Russian Nuclear Forces: Buildup or Modernization?

Hans M. Kristensen
Russia is not increasing its nuclear arsenal, though some commentators keep saying it is. What's important, however, is to monitor how Russia is modernizing its strategic nuclear forces.
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Analysis

Russian Military Buildup in the West: Fact Versus Fiction

Michael Kofman
Until 2014 Russia was largely cutting the number of troops on NATO's borders to move them elsewhere. The war with Ukraine changed that, reawakening Moscow to the possibility of a large-scale war on its western front.
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