Next week marks 35 years since America and Russia narrowly avoided a nuclear war, largely thanks to one man who decided that an early-warning signal showing U.S. missiles flying at the USSR was a false alarm.
The latest round, identified as the 60th by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, also blacklisted 33 Russian nationals and three entities. Plus, details on the downing of a Russian surveillance plane in Syria and more in our latest news round-up.
Measuring National Power: Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia in Decline?
Simon Saradzhyan and Nabi Abdullaev
Russia’s standing in the world—both real and perceived—has a profound impact on U.S. security and policies, as well as on Moscow's actions. This report offers a unique quantitative stocktaking of Russia’s national power.
Examining Putin’s three military interventions abroad, the author sees a pattern in which two conditions must be present for Russia to intervene with force: a threat to its vital interests and a reasonable chance of success.
The Shanghai Communique of 1972 dispensed with worn-out platitudes about cooperation and laid out the disputes between the U.S. and China. Doing so gave it an air of credibility. So what would a U.S.-Russian Helsinki Communique look like?