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Timofeev: Fierce US-Russian Rivalry Will Continue Under Biden; Gabuev: Embedding Russia Into Pax Sinica Lessens Chances of Political Change in Russia

November 30, 2020
Timofeev writes the paradigm of rivalry between Russia and the U.S. is unlikely to change; Gabuev argues Russia’s ability to maintain strategic autonomy will lessen if it becomes embedded into the Pax Sinica; and more in our weekly analysis round-up.
Analysis

Antony Blinken on Russia

RM Staff November 25, 2020 RM Exclusives
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has selected Blinken to serve as his secretary of state. Blinken, a foreign policy veteran, foresees the new administration's Russia policy as one that seeks to advance strategic stability, while confronting Putin's aggressive actions.
Analysis

A Biden Administration Poses Few Benefits for Russia

Nikolas K. Gvosdev November 24, 2020 RM Exclusives
Joe Biden will take office not as an idealistic newcomer to foreign affairs, but rather as a veteran with a well-developed sense of priorities and perspectives—including a healthy dose of disillusionment with the Obama era attempt to reset relations with Russia.
News
Timofeev: Fierce US-Russian Rivalry Will Continue Under Biden; Gabuev: Embedding Russia Into Pax Sinica Lessens Chances of Political Change in Russia
November 30, 2020
Analysis
Antony Blinken on Russia
November 25, 2020
Analysis
A Biden Administration Poses Few Benefits for Russia
November 24, 2020
RM Staff Picks
Analysis

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

Simon Saradzhyan
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.
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Analysis

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

Simon Saradzhyan
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.
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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

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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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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