Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia rising, declining or stagnating? If it is rising or declining, then compared to whom? Answers to these questions are of fundamental importance for the U.S. and the global order.
The ‘Who, What, When’ of Russia Sanctions: A Cheat Sheet for Laymen
This explainer spells out the major sanctions imposed on Russia by the U.S. and EU since 2014: who has been targeted; what behaviors are to be punished or deterred; what activities have been restricted; and for how long.
Russia on the World Stage: Great Power, ‘Trickster,’ Would-Be Arms-Control Partner
How does Russia navigate today’s international order? Read the views of three scholars on Russia’s changed status since the Cold War era, its use of “strategic deception” and prospects for U.S.-Russian arms control.
Nuclear Near Miss: Remembering the ‘Man Who Saved the World’
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.
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.