News

Graham Allison: China and Russia Are in an Increasingly Thick and Consequential Alignment

December 17, 2018
In the words of a former senior Russian national security official, Allison writes, a “functional military alliance” between the two has already emerged. This and more in our latest analytical round-up.
Analysis

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

Marlene Laruelle December 12, 2018 RM Exclusives
As 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.
Analysis

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

Edward Lemon, Vera Mironova and William Tobey December 07, 2018 RM Exclusives
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.
News
Graham Allison: China and Russia Are in an Increasingly Thick and Consequential Alignment
December 17, 2018
Analysis
Isolation and Reconquista: Russia’s Toolkit as a Constrained Great Power
December 12, 2018
Analysis
Jihadists from Ex-Soviet Central Asia: Where Are They? Why Did They Radicalize? What Next?
December 07, 2018
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Blog

RM Picks: What to Read on the Kerch Strait Crisis

RM Staff
Looking to make sense of the events between Russia and Ukraine in the Sea of Azov and their implications? Check out our recommendations.
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Debate

Debate: Is Russia in Decline?

RM Staff
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.
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Analysis

Robert Legvold on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
“The chances in … the next 10-15 years of a nuclear weapon being fired in anger are far greater now than they ever were during the Cold War.” This and more from one of America’s top Russia scholars.
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Analysis

After US Midterms, Dialogue With Russia May Become Easier, Not Harder

Paul J. Saunders
With a less-than-stellar showing by Democrats, a new high-level channel of communication and voters uninterested in Russia, the Trump administration may have a better chance of pursuing dialogue with Moscow than before.
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Analysis

With Russia and the US, Nuclear Risks Never Go Out of Vogue

Jon B. Wolfsthal
Thirty-five years after Able Archer, the lack of sustained, high-level engagement with Russia risks once again putting America and its allies at unnecessary risk of a nuclear conflict no one wants or even expects.
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Blog

Expert Round-Up: Impacts of US Midterms on Russia Policy

RM Staff
In a nutshell? Commentators say more Russia-related sanctions and investigations are likely, but the results aren't all bad for Moscow or Trump.
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Analysis

NATO’s Trident Juncture Exercise as a Deterrence Signal to Russia

Dmitry Gorenburg
The military lessons for the exercise’s participants promise to be significant, while the immediate political impact will be minor. Russia’s main worry? A permanent U.S. troop deployment in eastern Europe.
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Analysis

Putin Deepens Confusion About Russian Nuclear Policy

Abigail Stowe-Thurston, Matt Korda and Hans M. Kristensen
Rather than strengthening deterrence, ambiguity surrounding U.S. and Russian nuclear thresholds is causing both sides to make dangerous assumptions about one another’s intentions.
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Analysis

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

Kevin Ryan
Russia, 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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Analysis

The ‘Who, What, When’ of Russia Sanctions: A Cheat Sheet for Laymen

Alexey Eremenko
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.
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