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Turning East: By 2022 Russia's Trade With Asia Might Be on Par With EU

May 21, 2018
This move began before the economic crisis, Russia’s entry into the WTO and its geopolitical tensions with the West, writes Michael Corbin. This and more in the latest Russia Analytical Report.
Analysis

Can Moscow Mediate Between Israel and Iran in Syria?

Mark N. Katz May 18, 2018 RM Exclusives
As tensions between Iran and Israel rise to new heights, Russia finds itself in a tricky position—trying to balance between two states that are friendly with Moscow but mortal enemies to each other.
Analysis

Measuring National Power: Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia in Decline?

Simon Saradzhyan and Nabi Abdullaev May 04, 2018 RM Exclusives
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.
News
Turning East: By 2022 Russia's Trade With Asia Might Be on Par With EU
May 21, 2018
Analysis
Can Moscow Mediate Between Israel and Iran in Syria?
May 18, 2018
Analysis
Measuring National Power: Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia in Decline?
May 04, 2018
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Analysis

Survey: What Next for the Iran Deal and What Will It Mean for US-Russian Relations?

RM Experts
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.
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Blog

Armenia: Why Has Vladimir Putin Not Intervened So Far and Will He?

Simon Saradzhyan
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.
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Analysis

Graham Allison on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
A leading analyst of U.S. national security and defense policy who served with distinction in both the Reagan and Clinton administrations weighs in on issues crucial to the U.S.-Russia relationship.
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Blog

Mission Far From Accomplished in Syria: Strikes Won’t Deter Future Chemical Attacks or End Slaughter

Simon Saradzhyan
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.
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Analysis

Team Trump on Russia: John Bolton’s Views

Kevin Doyle
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...
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Analysis

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...
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Analysis

In Dealing With Russia Washington Should Embrace Reason, Not Passion

Paul Saunders
George Washington warned us to avoid “inveterate antipathies toward particular nations” as they could lead to “envenomed and bloody contests” over “trifling occasions of dispute.” How right he was!
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Analysis

Putin's Pivot: 4 New Features of Russian Foreign Policy

Daniel Treisman
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?
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Analysis

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.
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Debate

Debate: Can Russia Be a Viable Counterterrorism Partner for the United States?

RM Staff
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...
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