Analysis

This listing contains all the analytical materials posted on the Russia Matters website. These include: RM Exclusives, commissioned by Russia Matters exclusively for this website; Recommended Reads, deemed particularly noteworthy by our editorial team; Partner Posts, originally published by our partners elsewhere; and Future Policy Leaders, pieces by promising young scholars and policy thinkers. Content can be filtered by genre and subject-specific criteria and is updated often. Gradually we will be adding older Recommended Reads and Partner Posts dating back as far as 2011.
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Seven Ways a New Cold War with Russia Will Be Different

Paul J. Saunders May 11, 2014 Recommended Reads
Would a confrontation between the U.S. and Russia be another Cold War or something else entirely? Saunders' seven key differences suggest that such an event may not work in the ways that many expect.
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Good News From Ukraine: It Doesn't Have Nukes

Graham Allison March 21, 2014 Recommended Reads
Considering the current crisis in Ukraine, Graham Allison reflects on the negotiation process for the denuclearization of Ukraine that was carried out in the 1990s.
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A “Belgian Solution” for Ukraine?

Graham Allison March 15, 2014 Recommended Reads
To put an end to the Ukrainian conflict, Graham Allison suggests a "Belgian" solution: internationally-guaranteed neutrality for Ukraine.
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Why Russian Natural Gas Will Dominate European Markets

Tim Boersma and Geert Greving February 24, 2014 Recommended Reads
Russia’s Gazprom announced that in 2013, its share of European natural supplies rose to a historical high of 30%, provoking the question: is this an incident or a trend?
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What Happened to the Soviet Superpower’s Nuclear Arsenal? Clues for the Nuclear Security Summit

Graham Allison March 01, 2012 Recommended Reads
Graham Allison considers what clues we can extract from successfully denuclearizing 14 post-Soviet states, and how those clues can inform our non-proliferation and nuclear security efforts in the future.
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10 Reasons Why Russia Still Matters

Graham Allison and Robert D. Blackwill October 30, 2011 Recommended Reads
Russia matters a great deal to a U.S. government seeking to defend and advance its national interests.