Analysis

Russia and America Don’t Need Each Other as Enemies

Paul Saunders April 27, 2017 RM Exclusives
The idea that they do is as dangerous as it is convenient.
Analysis

Russia Looks Out for Own Interests in Europe’s Elections But Risks Long-Term Blowback

Yuval Weber April 19, 2017 RM Exclusives
Liberals worry about Russian meddling in elections from France to Bulgaria. But Moscow didn’t create Euro-skepticism; it's just good at exploiting existing fissures in Western societies—and has been for a long time. Here's where that may lead.
Analysis

Tillerson in Moscow: A Welcome Return to Reality

Nikolas K. Gvosdev April 13, 2017 RM Exclusives
The U.S. secretary of state's visit to Moscow should mark the end of fantastical assumptions in both countries and the start of a sober, pragmatic process to root relations in a firm foundation.
Russia and America Don’t Need Each Other as Enemies
April 27, 2017
Russia Looks Out for Own Interests in Europe’s Elections But Risks Long-Term Blowback
April 19, 2017
Tillerson in Moscow: A Welcome Return to Reality
April 13, 2017
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Russian Defense Spending: Tricky Math

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With Russia flexing its military muscle, analysts are increasingly interested in how much Moscow is spending on weapons. This explainer lays out the factors that make those numbers hard to crunch.
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25 Years of US-Russia Relations: What Went Wrong and Can It Go Right?

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A quarter century after the Soviet collapse, bilateral tensions are higher than hoped. Here, a score of esteemed Russia watchers explore the lessons learned, the role of diplomatic and commercial ties and the prospects for improvement.
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For Russia and America, Election Interference Is Nothing New: 25 Stories

Arjun Kapur and Simon Saradzhyan
As headlines scream about Russia’s “unprecedented” interference in U.S. politics, it’s helpful to get some historical perspective on how often countries try to tinker with each other’s elections.
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Snapshot Analysis: Was Chemical Attack in Syria Meant to Drive Wedge Between US and Russia?

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The U.S. strikes against Syria have sharply escalated tensions between Moscow and Washington, but the two can still mend fences and work toward peace in Syria.
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Kissinger on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

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The eminent U.S. statesman offers ways to reconcile America’s necessities with Russia’s concerns.
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INF, New Start and What Really Matters for US-Russian Nuclear Arms Control

Hans M. Kristensen
The U.S. should not abandon nuclear arms control or relieve Russia from treaty obligations. Instead, it must maintain strategic stability with a mix of arms control and a safe, secure retaliatory capability.
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Team Trump on Russia: Words and Actions

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Early this year the new U.S. president picked his Cabinet members, other top 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

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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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A Strategic Response to the Russian Hacking Affair

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen
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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Top 'Iran Deal' Negotiator Sees Limits to US-Russian Cooperation

RM Staff
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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