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Drian, Maas Urge Biden to Consider Dialogue, Cooperation With Russia; Rojansky, Kimmage: Renewed US-Russia Track 1 Dialogue Should Start at Mid-Level

November 23, 2020
Drian and Maas write that they are ready to engage with Moscow on issues of European security; Rojanksy and Kimmage urge steady mid-level and people-to-people ties; and more in our weekly analysis round-up.
Analysis

Robert Gates’ Insights on How to Employ Instruments of US National Power

Simon Saradzhyan November 18, 2020 RM Exclusives
Robert Gates’ new book constitutes the most coherent of recent attempts to catalogue the key instruments of modern America’s national power and then discern how their use has evolved following the end of the Cold War and to what effect.
Analysis

Russia’s ‘Neo-Imperialism’ Is a Product of Complex Factors

Simon Saradzhyan November 10, 2020 RM Exclusives
Domitilla Sagramoso’s “Russian Imperialism Revisited” is perhaps the most comprehensive recent volume in first identifying the panoply of factors that have led to Russia’s “imperialist relapse” and then detailing how they evolved.
News
Drian, Maas Urge Biden to Consider Dialogue, Cooperation With Russia; Rojansky, Kimmage: Renewed US-Russia Track 1 Dialogue Should Start at Mid-Level
November 23, 2020
Analysis
Robert Gates’ Insights on How to Employ Instruments of US National Power
November 18, 2020
Analysis
Russia’s ‘Neo-Imperialism’ Is a Product of Complex Factors
November 10, 2020
RM Staff Picks
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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Analysis

Trump’s Loss Not Necessarily Russia’s

Steven Pifer
Trump’s loss thus may seem a defeat for Russia. But a Biden presidency can offer a silver lining for the Kremlin. 
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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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Blog

Russian Media, Officials See a Deeply Fractured US Following Election

RM Staff
Russian media and government officials are closely following the race between Trump and Biden. One common thread seems to be a belief that the only clear outcome of the 2020 election so far is the deeply divided nature of American society.
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Analysis

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Development Hampered by Internal Conflicts

Lucie Messy
While the capabilities of individual SCO members, such as China and Russia, pose a challenge to Western countries’ interests, due to internal challenges and a loose organizational structure, the organization itself does not.
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Blog

Trump’s Popularity Wanes Among Russians, Fewer Paying Attention to US Election Than in 2016

RM Staff
Fewer Russians believe U.S. President Donald Trump will be better for Russia than they did in 2016, though the president is still more popular among Russians than Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
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Analysis

Have America’s Russia Watchers Been Getting It Wrong?

Center for the National Interest
Washington's surprise at Russia's behavior over the past few decades suggests that American experts — now more than ever — are struggling to assess and predict Russian actions.
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Analysis

Neither U.S. Candidate Bodes Well for Russia’s Energy Market

Tatiana Mitrova
The Republican and Democratic candidates have fundamentally opposite views on developing the energy sector, but whoever wins—and for different reasons—it won't be good news for Russia’s oil and gas industry.
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Analysis

Emulation and Military Change in Russia

Emmanuel Dreyfus
Western models have inspired the creation of Russia's Special Operation Command, Military Police and the development of private military companies, as have centuries-old Russian military traditions.
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Analysis

How U.S. Elections Could Impact EU-Russia Relations

Andrey Kortunov
Tuesday's elections in the U.S. could have significant effects on the EU-Russian relationship. Should Donald Trump be reelected, the EU will likely be forced to fight a "war on two fronts." On the other hand, if Biden is elected, U.S. foreign policy ...
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