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US-Russia Summit Offers New Framework: Restarted Dialogue, With Biden as ‘Russia Hand’

Nikolas Gvosdev June 18, 2021 RM Exclusives
Both countries recognize that their relations are competitive, and even adversarial, but that direct confrontation benefits no one (except maybe China).
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Biden, Putin Agree to US-Russian Dialogues on Strategic Stability and Red Lines in Cyber Domain, Reiterate That Nuclear War Cannot Be Won, Agree to Return Ambassadors

June 17, 2021
At historic Geneva summit, the U.S. and Russian presidents agreed to resume talks on key security issues, to take steps toward improving diplomatic ties and reaffirmed the key principle that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.” Thi...
Analysis

US-Russian Contention in Cyberspace: Are Rules of the Road Necessary or Possible?

Lauren Zabierek, Christie Lawrence, Miles Neumann and Pavel Sharikov June 10, 2021 RM Exclusives
Strategic thinkers in both countries have raised the idea of cyber “rules of the road.” This exploratory paper considers whether such an agreement is feasible, comparing American and Russian perspectives.
Analysis
US-Russia Summit Offers New Framework: Restarted Dialogue, With Biden as ‘Russia Hand’
June 18, 2021
News
Biden, Putin Agree to US-Russian Dialogues on Strategic Stability and Red Lines in Cyber Domain, Reiterate That Nuclear War Cannot Be Won, Agree to Return Ambassadors
June 17, 2021
Analysis
US-Russian Contention in Cyberspace: Are Rules of the Road Necessary or Possible?
June 10, 2021
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Analysis

Russia’s Impact on US National Interests: 5 Primers

RM Staff
As America grapples with renewed great-power competition, what are its vital national interests and how does/can Russia impact them? These five primers offer answers.
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Survey: Experts Weigh In With Expectations for Biden-Putin Summit

RM Staff
Thomas Graham, Nikolas Gvosdev, Paul Kolbe, Olga Oliker and Angela Stent share their thoughts on stabilizing the U.S.-Russian relationship, low-hanging fruit, concrete steps and what can go wrong.
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Poll Indicates Almost Half of Young Russians Ready to Move Abroad for Good

RM Staff
The number of Russians considering relocating abroad has hit recent highs the likes of which haven't been seen in a decade, according to a new Levada Center poll.
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Levada Poll: Majority of Russians Continue to View United States as Unfriendly

RM Staff
When asked which countries they found to be least friendly, the majority of Russians pointed to the United States, while beleaguered Belarus was broadly seen as the country's friendliest ally.
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The US-Russia-China Triangle

Sean's Russia Blog
In this episode of Sean's Russia Blog, host Sean Guillory talks with Thomas Graham about the new “Cold War,” the United States, Russia and China.
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Potential Fruits of the Biden-Putin Summit

Simon Saradzhyan
At the Putin-Biden summit, both sides will likely be looking for low-hanging fruits—issues they can easily agree upon that stand to advance U.S. and Russian interests with minimal concessions. In our latest exclusive, Simon Saradzhyan considers low-h...
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Macron’s Dialogue With Russia: A French Attempt to Fix the European Security Architecture

Juliette Faure
While Macron has attempted to shape Europe’s strategic autonomy in the management of its eastern neighborhood, lack of support from the EU has impeded the success of this policy, as has Russian behavior throughout 2020.
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Russia’s Competing Policy Interests in Syria and the Middle East

Mark N. Katz
Amid its ongoing military intervention in Syria, Russia’s role is complicated by conflicting policy goals pursued other actors in the country.
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How Disastrous Would Disconnection From SWIFT Be for Russia?

Maria Shagina
Seven years after threats were first made to cut Russia off from SWIFT, how well is Russia prepared to cope with disconnection from Western payment systems?
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Displaced Conflict: Russia’s Qualified Success in Combatting Insurgency

Mark Youngman and Cerwyn Moore
In both Syria and the North Caucasus, Russia claims success in fighting insurgency and terrorism. Closer examination, however, shows this “success” carries major caveats and is more illusory than it first appears.
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