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Terror Threat from Russian-Speaking Jihadists Won’t End with World Cup, and the West Should Care

Jean-François Ratelle June 13, 2018 RM Exclusives
The war in Syria has greatly expanded Russian-speaking extremist groups’ transnational networks in Europe and beyond, posing an international counterterrorism challenge for years to come.
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China-Russia Relations: Same Bed, Different Dreams?

Simon Saradzhyan and Ali Wyne June 07, 2018 RM Exclusives
China and Russia’s shared interests have brought them closer together, but growing disparities between the two make a formal alliance unlikely, unless two conditions emerge—including a weakened, isolated Russia.
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Graham Allison: The 'Long Peace' Was Due to the Cold War's Balance of Power, Not the Liberal World Order

June 18, 2018
The liberal international rules-based order was not responsible for the past 70 years of peace, writes Graham Allison. It was the dangerous balance of power between the Soviet Union and the U.S. This and more in the latest Russia Analytical Report.
Analysis
Terror Threat from Russian-Speaking Jihadists Won’t End with World Cup, and the West Should Care
June 13, 2018
Analysis
China-Russia Relations: Same Bed, Different Dreams?
June 07, 2018
News
Graham Allison: The 'Long Peace' Was Due to the Cold War's Balance of Power, Not the Liberal World Order
June 18, 2018
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Measuring National Power: Is Vladimir Putin’s Russia in Decline?

Simon Saradzhyan and Nabi Abdullaev
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.
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Transformed Gas Markets Fuel US-Russian Rivalry, But Europe Plays Key Role Too

Morena Skalamera
The new U.S. role as a gas exporter is not a magic antidote to Russia’s “gas dominance” in Europe. But Moscow has largely been forced to play by market rules thanks to a huge, underappreciated effort by Brussels.
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The Collapsing Russian Defense Budget and Other Fairy Tales

Michael Kofman
Recent reports claiming Russia slashed defense spending by 20 percent from 2016 to 2017 are wrong, the author argues. They stem from a government decision to pay down old debt, not actual cuts to spending.
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Nuclear Arms Control and US-Russia Relations

Sarah Hummel and Andrey Baklitskiy
Looking at U.S. and Russian perspectives on five key challenges to cooperation on nuclear arms control, the authors offer policy recommendations for improving the increasingly strained relationship.
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Can Moscow Mediate Between Israel and Iran in Syria?

Mark N. Katz
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.
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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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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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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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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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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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