Simon Saradzhyan and Nabi AbdullaevMay 04, 2018
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.
Turning East: By 2022 Russia's Trade With Asia Might Be on Par With EU
May 21, 2018
Can Moscow Mediate Between Israel and Iran in Syria?
May 18, 2018
Measuring National Power: Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia in Decline?
May 04, 2018
Survey: What Next for the Iran Deal and What Will It Mean for US-Russian Relations?
Eight experts on nuclear nonproliferation, security and the Middle East weigh in on the implications of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the JCPOA.
Armenia: Why Has Vladimir Putin Not Intervened So Far and Will He?
For Moscow to intervene in one of its Soviet-era satellites at least two conditions need to be present: a new, acute threat to Russia’s vital national interests and relatively high chances for success through the use of force.
Mission Far From Accomplished in Syria: Strikes Won’t Deter Future Chemical Attacks or End Slaughter
Assad benefits in at least two ways from continued use of chemical weapons: It intimidates his opponents without jeopardizing his soldiers, and it drives an ever deeper wedge between Washington and Moscow.
As the new national security adviser steps into his role, his bellicose, America-first approach to foreign policy has been cause for comment and consternation. In this evolving guide, we track Bolton's views on Russia and the issues central to U.S.-R...
Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: Laying Out the Publicly Available Evidence
David Filipov, Kevin Doyle and Natasha Yefimova-Trilling
Americans’ opinions about allegations of “Russiagate” are often split along party lines—in part because the publicly available evidence has come in forms that leave room for doubt. Here we try to present it as systematically as possible. Newly update...
Putin's Pivot: 4 New Features of Russian Foreign Policy
The annexation of Crimea in 2014 signaled a new phase of Russian foreign policy, characterized by risk taking, neglect of exit strategies, outsourcing and saber rattling. But can the success of these tactics last?
Unintended Escalation: 5 Lessons From Israel for the Russia-NATO Standoff
Dmitry (Dima) Adamsky
For the past few years, Western planners have been girding for Russian aggression. Ironically, this has raised the likelihood of an unplanned war. Israel has fought such wars and has important lessons to offer the U.S. and Russia.
Debate: Can Russia Be a Viable Counterterrorism Partner for the United States?
The upcoming fifth anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombing serves as a reminder that U.S.-Russian counterterrorism cooperation was not easy even when the general relationship between the two countries was better than today. While no one dis...