Analysis

Why There Won’t Be a People’s Republic of Left-Bank Ukraine Just Yet

Simon Saradzhyan November 23, 2021 RM Exclusives
Putin may have lost patience with Zelenskiy, but he is unlikely to give marching orders to Russian troops until he exhausts options with Biden.
News

Ukraine on Agenda of Possible Putin-Biden Summit of ‘Huge’ Importance, Per Senior Russian Diplomats; US Warns Russia May Invade Ukraine in Early 2022

November 24, 2021
Russian troop movements near Ukraine and migrants trapped at EU border are vexing Western officials, while Russia and China jointly plan strategic military drills. This and more in our latest news digest.
Analysis

Germany’s New-Old Approach to Russia: Strong in Rhetoric But Weak in Substance?

Liana Fix November 18, 2021 RM Exclusives
To understand Germany’s future approach to Russia, look beyond it. Security and energy policy, more than foreign policy alone, will play an important role, and the repercussions of decisions in these areas will affect Russia’s leverage toward Europe. 
Analysis
Why There Won’t Be a People’s Republic of Left-Bank Ukraine Just Yet
November 23, 2021
News
Ukraine on Agenda of Possible Putin-Biden Summit of ‘Huge’ Importance, Per Senior Russian Diplomats; US Warns Russia May Invade Ukraine in Early 2022
November 24, 2021
Analysis
Germany’s New-Old Approach to Russia: Strong in Rhetoric But Weak in Substance?
November 18, 2021
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Analysis

NDAA-2022: How US Priorities Regarding Russia Have Shifted

Aleksandra Srdanovic
This comparison of all provisions of the enacted 2021 and proposed 2022 NDAAs that affect Russia, former Soviet republics and Baltic countries highlights how U.S. priorities regarding Russia have shifted in recent years.
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Analysis

Influence of the Defense Industry on US National Security Strategy

Matt Korda
The U.S. government has created a corporate juggernaut with inordinate influence over policy, particularly vis-à-vis Russia.
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Blog

Notes on Valdai 2021: Putin Touts Russia’s ‘Healthy Conservatism’

Angela Stent
The main messages from the meeting were that Russia, with its unique history and healthy conservative civilization, can offer solutions for a world where the West is in retreat.
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Analysis

Russia’s Defense Industry and Its Influence on Policy: Stuck in a Redistributive Feedback Loop

Pavel Luzin
In competing for government resources Russia’s defense corporations and the people affiliated with them become both beneficiaries and proponents of Moscow’s ongoing confrontation with the West.
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Analysis

A Greener Russia? Moscow’s Agenda at the COP26 Climate Summit

Anastasia Likhacheva
Russia managed to formulate three climate principles ahead of COP26 that its delegation is promoting in Glasgow and, most likely, will continue to long after the summit ends.
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Analysis

Can the United States Discourage Sino-Russian Alignment?

Center for the National Interest
Experts discuss Sino-Russian relations and what the United States can do to discourage Sino-Russian alignment against American interests.
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Analysis

Deeper US Engagement with Uzbekistan Stymied by Changing US Priorities, Russian Wariness

Scott Radnitz
After a long hiatus, Uzbekistan is back on America's radar, but any U.S. reengagement with Uzbekistan is likely to be short-lived and superficial.
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Analysis

How Has Coronavirus Changed International Relations and Russian Foreign Policy?

Alexander Gabuev, Kadri Liik and Dmitri Trenin
In this episode of the Carnegie Moscow Center Podcast, experts discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Russian foreign policy.
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Blog

2 Decades of Russian ‘Whataboutism’: A Partial Rundown

Aleksandra Srdanovic
Whataboutism: noun, the strategic practice of countering criticism with an accusation of wrongdoing against the criticizer, implying hypocrisy and/or disregarding circumstances that could weaken the latter charges, but not addressing the original cri...
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Analysis

The Global War on Chechnya: What Does 9/11 Teach Us About Counterterrorism Cooperation With Russia?

Paul Kolbe
Mutual interest in fighting terrorism simply cannot counter all the negatives in current U.S.-Russian relations to serve as a basis for improved overall bilateral ties.
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