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Krastev, Leonard Discuss Poll Showing Most Europeans Won’t Side With US in Conflict With Russia; McFaul Urges Biden to Retire Outdated Ideas of Russian Threat

January 19, 2021
Krastev, Leonard write many Europeans fear Cold War 2.0 may turn out differently than Cold War 1.0; McFaul urges Biden to formulate a new policy to contain the Kremlin’s influence; and more in our weekly analysis round-up.
Analysis

William Burns on Russia

Daniel Shapiro January 14, 2021 RM Exclusives
What has U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's pick for CIA director said on Russia? Check out our compilation for some of Burns' observations and policy ideas regarding Russia.
Blog

Most Russians See Coronavirus as Top Event of 2020, Worry 2021 Will Be Tense

RM Staff January 06, 2021
Russians look back on the most significant events and people of 2020 and look ahead to the new year in recent Levada Center polls.
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Krastev, Leonard Discuss Poll Showing Most Europeans Won’t Side With US in Conflict With Russia; McFaul Urges Biden to Retire Outdated Ideas of Russian Threat
January 19, 2021
Analysis
William Burns on Russia
January 14, 2021
Blog
Most Russians See Coronavirus as Top Event of 2020, Worry 2021 Will Be Tense
January 06, 2021
RM Staff Picks
Analysis

Russia’s Impact on US National Interests: Stability of the International Economy

Joseph Haberman
Just like the U.S., Moscow has a vested interest in global economic stability. But U.S. policymakers should not ignore Russia’s role as a potential disrupter.
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Analysis

With Hacking, the United States Needs to Stop Playing the Victim

Paul Kolbe
Instead of acting surprised after a cyberattack, the United States must better defend its digital homeland and learn how to better operate in a state of constant cyberconflict.
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Analysis

A Look at the Military Lessons of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Michael Kofman
The implications of the conflict continue to reverberate well outside the region given its potential significance for regional and great powers alike, while further spurring debates on the character of modern warfare.
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Analysis

Does the International Liberal Order Have a Future?

Joseph S. Nye Jr.
The question Biden faces is not whether to restore the liberal international order. It is whether the United States can work with an inner core of allies while cooperating with a broader set of states to cope with transnational threats.
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From Primers on How to Manage Relationship with Russia to Lessons of Karabakh War: RM's Most Read of 2020

RM Staff
From the U.S. and Russia's contributions to subduing ISIS to the reverberations of conflicts in Russia's near abroad, Russia Matters' most popular reads of 2020 address a variety of challenging geopolitical questions.
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Analysis

The US Should Stop Underestimating Russian Power

Kathryn E. Stoner
Conventional wisdom says Vladimir Putin has a weak hand in international politics, but plays it well. The problem with this idea is that it seriously underestimates the value of the cards in Putin’s hand.
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Analysis

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Russia

RM Staff
UPDATED. What have the president-elect and vice president-elect said on the U.S. policies they advocate on key Russia-related issues, as well as their views on Russia itself?
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Russians Expect US-Russian Relations to Worsen Under Biden

RM Staff
A new Levada Center poll shows that more Russians expect U.S.-Russian relations to worsen after Biden's election than did in 2016 after Trump's.
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Analysis

Who ‘Defeated’ ISIS? An Analysis of US and Russian Contributions

Domitilla Sagramoso
There can be little doubt that the U.S. and its allies played a much bigger role in subduing the terror group than Russia. But ISIS has plenty of life in it yet and any alleged victory is fragile.
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Analysis

Do Black Lives Matter in Russia?

Peter Rutland and Andrei Kazantsev
Studying the reactions to Black Lives Matter in Russia can teach us a lot about Russian society—just as Russians and others have learned a great deal about American society as the movement has unfolded.
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