News

For Russia, a Democratic-Led House of Representatives Means More Sanctions, More Investigations

November 09, 2018
Meanwhile, U.S. protestors fear Trump's removal of Jeff Sessions threatens the independence of Mueller's investigation, and Macron calls for a European army to protect the EU against Russia and the U.S. This and much more in our latest news round-up.
Analysis

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

Jon B. Wolfsthal November 08, 2018 RM Exclusives
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.
Blog

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

RM Staff November 08, 2018
In a nutshell? Commentators say more Russia-related sanctions and investigations are likely, but the results aren't all bad for Moscow or Trump.
News
For Russia, a Democratic-Led House of Representatives Means More Sanctions, More Investigations
November 09, 2018
Analysis
With Russia and the US, Nuclear Risks Never Go Out of Vogue
November 08, 2018
Blog
Expert Round-Up: Impacts of US Midterms on Russia Policy
November 08, 2018
Editors' Picks
Blog

Russia and the 2018 Midterms: Laying Out the Publicly Available Evidence

Mari Dugas and Natasha Yefimova-Trilling
While cyber-security watchers keep an eye out for Russian hackers, they also say interference in the midterms seems to be coming from a mix of sources, including lone actors and Americans.
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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

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

Withdrawing From the INF Treaty: Consequences and Costs

RM Staff
Experts weigh in on Donald Trump's decision to pull out from the landmark arms-control deal.
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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

Russian-Ukrainian Church Turmoil Driven by Political Ambitions

Nicolai N. Petro
With a presidential election looming, Ukraine’s unpopular leader has teamed up with Orthodox Christianity’s top cleric to create a new church and boost their political clout at Moscow’s expense.
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Analysis

Timothy Colton on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
An eminent Harvard professor and author weighs in on Russia’s past, present and future and what they mean for the U.S.-Russian relationship.
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Analysis

Skepticism About US Intentions and Other Enduring Consequences of Russia’s 1993 Crisis

Paul Saunders
Twenty-five years ago this week, a confrontation between President Boris Yeltsin and Russia’s parliament became one of the most consequential events in Russia’s post-Soviet history.
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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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