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Russia and China—Alliance or Dalliance? And What Will This Mean for the West?

Russia and China—Alliance or Dalliance? And What Will This Mean for the West?

/sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/image/Debate_ChinaRussia_121918.jpg?itok=qVi2U-rbRussia and China—Alliance or Dalliance? And What Will This Mean for the West?Relations between Moscow and Beijing have been growing increasingly cozy, but what’s stronger—the convergence of their grievances or the divergence in their national interests? Three experts debate.February 04, 2019RM Staff

Jihadists from Ex-Soviet Central Asia: Where Are They? Why Did They Radicalize? What Next?

Jihadists from Ex-Soviet Central Asia: Where Are They? Why Did They Radicalize? What Next?

/sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/slide/CentralAsiaReport_Tajik_borderguard_copyright_Trilling.jpg?itok=ZH202kz-Jihadists from Ex-Soviet Central Asia: Where Are They? Why Did They Radicalize? What Next?Three authors draw on field work and other research to assess the motives, prospects and threats linked to Central Asian jihadists, including the thousands who joined Islamic State and other violent extremists in the Middle East./sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/teaser/CentralAsiaReport_Tajik_borderguard_copyright_Trilling.jpg?itok=dziv2q0AJihadists from Ex-Soviet Central Asia: Where Are They? Why Did They Radicalize? What Next?Edward Lemon, Vera Mironova and William TobeyThree authors draw on field work and other research to assess the motives, prospects and threats linked to Central Asian jihadists, including the thousands who joined Islamic State and other violent extremists in the Middle East.

The INF Quandary: Preventing a Nuclear Arms Race in Europe. Perspectives from the US, Russia and Germany

The INF Quandary: Preventing a Nuclear Arms Race in Europe. Perspectives from the US, Russia and Germany

/sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/slide/Soviet-inspector-stands-beside-mangled-remnants-of-Pershing-stages.jpg?itok=SvFvSvjzThe INF Quandary: Preventing a Nuclear Arms Race in Europe. Perspectives from the US, Russia and GermanyThe 1987 INF Treaty now faces an existential threat that could lead to intermediate-range missiles targeting the entire European continent. Three experts weigh in on the consequences and prospects./sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/teaser/Soviet-inspector-stands-beside-mangled-remnants-of-Pershing-stages.jpg?itok=OiOTpS-OThe INF Quandary: Preventing a Nuclear Arms Race in Europe. Perspectives from the US, Russia and GermanyWilliam Tobey, Pavel Zolotarev and Ulrich KühnThe 1987 INF Treaty now faces an existential threat that could lead to intermediate-range missiles targeting the entire European continent. Three experts weigh in on the consequences and prospects.

And Here the Twain Shall Meet: Eurasia’s Role in a Changing World Order

And Here the Twain Shall Meet: Eurasia’s Role in a Changing World Order

/sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/slide/Ziegler-Eurasia_0.jpg?itok=8VeZgb3pAnd Here the Twain Shall Meet: Eurasia’s Role in a Changing World OrderRussia and China are two key players in a new Eurasia. In the book reviewed here, Bruno Maçães argues that this supercontinent is the most salient feature of an emerging new world order./sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/teaser/Ziegler-Eurasia_0.jpg?itok=cI27KxVeAnd Here the Twain Shall Meet: Eurasia’s Role in a Changing World OrderDominic ZieglerRussia and China are two key players in a new Eurasia. In the book reviewed here, Bruno Maçães argues that this supercontinent is the most salient feature of an emerging new world order.

Russia in 2019 and What Lies Ahead

Russia in 2019 and What Lies Ahead

/sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/slide/moscow-3895333_1920.jpg?itok=GUgZrUeMRussia in 2019 and What Lies AheadDaniel ShapiroScholars from the PONARS Eurasia network parse the outlook for President Vladimir Putin’s fourth term, the impact of Western sanctions and Russia’s shifting place in an increasingly multipolar world.

Gangster Geopolitics: The Kremlin’s Use of Criminals as Assets Abroad

Gangster Geopolitics: The Kremlin’s Use of Criminals as Assets Abroad

/sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/slide/Galeotti_GangsterGeopolitics_011819.jpg?itok=yqhB3I5xGangster Geopolitics: The Kremlin’s Use of Criminals as Assets AbroadSince the worsening of relations with the West in 2014, the Kremlin has increasingly adopted a “mobilization state” approach, turning to any available foreign-policy levers. Gangsters are no exception./sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/teaser/Galeotti_GangsterGeopolitics_011819.jpg?itok=XAgyd7iLGangster Geopolitics: The Kremlin’s Use of Criminals as Assets AbroadMark GaleottiSince the worsening of relations with the West in 2014, the Kremlin has increasingly adopted a “mobilization state” approach, turning to any available foreign-policy levers. Gangsters are no exception.

‘No Place for Russia’: How Much Are Old US Ambitions in Europe to Blame for Russia-West Tensions Today?

‘No Place for Russia’: How Much Are Old US Ambitions in Europe to Blame for Russia-West Tensions Today?

/sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/slide/Shirfinson_BRNoPlaceForRussia_122018_0.jpg?itok=KWlpRDJY‘No Place for Russia’: How Much Are Old US Ambitions in Europe to Blame for Russia-West Tensions Today?In the 1990s, preserving NATO and, with it, U.S. preeminence in Europe became the sine qua non of U.S. European policy. Is this why Russia was left out of Europe’s post-Cold War security structure?/sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/teaser/Shirfinson_BRNoPlaceForRussia_122018_0.jpg?itok=p9F_kFed‘No Place for Russia’: How Much Are Old US Ambitions in Europe to Blame for Russia-West Tensions Today?Joshua ShifrinsonIn the 1990s, preserving NATO and, with it, U.S. preeminence in Europe became the sine qua non of U.S. European policy. Is this why Russia was left out of Europe’s post-Cold War security structure?

Worldwide Threat Assessment on Russia: 2019 vs 2018

Worldwide Threat Assessment on Russia: 2019 vs 2018

/sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/slide/Blogpost_ThreatAssessment_Shapiro.jpg?itok=ytDxCDdiWorldwide Threat Assessment on Russia: 2019 vs 2018Daniel Shapiro and Natasha Yefimova-TrillingA tandem with China, global ambitions, cyber threats to U.S. infrastructure and use of chemical weapons: We give a run-down of the most salient differences between this assessment and last year’s.

Isolation and Reconquista: Russia’s Toolkit as a Constrained Great Power

Isolation and Reconquista: Russia’s Toolkit as a Constrained Great Power

/sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/slide/Laruelle_IsolationReconquista_121218.jpg?itok=zPfViCnAIsolation and Reconquista: Russia’s Toolkit as a Constrained Great PowerAs relations with the West languish, Moscow has built a dual strategy, positioning itself at once as beleaguered and triumphant, an alternative to the U.S.-led world order. In the short term, this is probably its best bet./sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/teaser/Laruelle_IsolationReconquista_121218.jpg?itok=jc9vHEvOIsolation and Reconquista: Russia’s Toolkit as a Constrained Great PowerMarlene LaruelleAs relations with the West languish, Moscow has built a dual strategy, positioning itself at once as beleaguered and triumphant, an alternative to the U.S.-led world order. In the short term, this is probably its best bet.

After the INF Treaty: An Objective Look at US and Russian Compliance, Plus a New Arms Control Regime

After the INF Treaty: An Objective Look at US and Russian Compliance, Plus a New Arms Control Regime

/sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/slide/Ryan-INF-SS20_Saber_missile.jpg?itok=Bngu8OWWAfter the INF Treaty: An Objective Look at US and Russian Compliance, Plus a New Arms Control RegimeRussia, according to U.S. officials, has violated the INF Treaty. The U.S. is on the verge of violating, if it has not already done so. What’s needed now is a new treaty focusing on warheads instead of delivery systems./sites/default/files/styles/card_small/public/media/teaser/Ryan-INF-SS20_Saber_missile.jpg?itok=nH6gGunlAfter the INF Treaty: An Objective Look at US and Russian Compliance, Plus a New Arms Control RegimeKevin RyanRussia, according to U.S. officials, has violated the INF Treaty. The U.S. is on the verge of violating, if it has not already done so. What’s needed now is a new treaty focusing on warheads instead of delivery systems.

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