News

Saunders on Why Putin’s P5 Summit Idea Is Unlikely to Work; Chesnut on How Russia Could Benefit From Increasing Role of Women in Army

September 21, 2020
P5 have widely divergent views on key points of tension. Why we’re unlikely to see more women in Russia’s military soon. This, plus Belarus, arms control and much more in our latest analytical digest.
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Esper: US Sees Russia as Challenge ‘Right Now, But in the Future, Less So’; Germany Will Quickly Seek EU Sanctions on Russia If OPCW Confirms Navalny Poisoned

September 18, 2020
According to Esper, China is the greater threat to the U.S.; if OPCW results confirm the German, French and Swedish findings, the German government would move quickly to sanctions; and much more in our weekly news round-up.
Blog

Levada: Russians Continue to View US as Most Hostile, Belarus and China as Friendliest Allies

RM Staff September 17, 2020
A new poll by the Levada Center shows that Russians' attitudes toward the U.S. have remained largely unchanged since 2019, while continuing to favor Belarus and China.
News
Saunders on Why Putin’s P5 Summit Idea Is Unlikely to Work; Chesnut on How Russia Could Benefit From Increasing Role of Women in Army
September 21, 2020
News
Esper: US Sees Russia as Challenge ‘Right Now, But in the Future, Less So’; Germany Will Quickly Seek EU Sanctions on Russia If OPCW Confirms Navalny Poisoned
September 18, 2020
Blog
Levada: Russians Continue to View US as Most Hostile, Belarus and China as Friendliest Allies
September 17, 2020
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Analysis

Russia’s Impact on US National Interests: Ensuring Energy Security

Li-Chen Sim
Continued debate over the future of Nord Stream 2 underscores Russia's significant role in the global energy market. So how does Russia impact the United States’ vital interest in ensuring its energy security?
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Analysis

The Role of Russian Espionage in Re-Shaping the West

Arthur Martirosyan
Luke Harding scrupulously presents every bit of data behind the hypothesis that Vladimir Putin controls Donald Trump and Boris Johnson in a book that can be extolled by one political camp and dismissed as a “fake” conspiracy theory by another.
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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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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

Protests in Belarus

Sean's Russia Blog
A few weeks ago, Lukashenko’s rule seemed on the verge of collapse. But now things appear at a stalemate. For the larger context for these mass protests and what they mean, SRB turned to Elena Gapova for some insight.
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Blog

What Worries Russians Most?

RM Staff
Russians continue to worry most about price increases and unemployment growth, according to the results of the latest in the series of polls by the Levada Center.
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Analysis

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Russia

RM Staff
What have the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his newly announced vice-presidential pick 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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Analysis

Olga Oliker on Russia: Insights and Recommendations

RM Staff
Russia presents a critical foreign policy challenge to the U.S., "one which will be poorly served by either demonization or conciliation," writes leading Russia expert Olga Oliker. "What is needed is considered, knowledgeable and nuanced policy."
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Blog

Support for KPRF Wanes in Comparison to LDPR, Recent Poll Indicates

RM Staff
The Levada Center's Aug. 20-26 poll shows that the LDPR has extended the lead it gained in February over the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF).
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Analysis

Russia and US National Interests: Maintaining a Balance of Power in Europe and Asia

Nikolas K. Gvosdev
In this primer, the first in an exclusive series designed to facilitate a reassessment of America’s relationship with Moscow, Nikolas K. Gvosdev argues that U.S. policy toward Moscow should not create incentives for closer Russia-China ties.
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