In the Thick of ItA blog on the U.S.-Russia relationship
Cold War 2.0 Is Dangerous Distraction From Vastly Greater Threats to West
Russia Matters’ weekly analytical digest did not come out Dec. 24 or Dec. 31 because of the winter holidays in the U.S., but here is a roundup of notable Russia-related commentary published since our last edition of the Russia Analytical Report—beginning with Anatol Lieven’s compelling argument that Western leaders must address the causes of domestic discontent instead of demonizing Russia and China in a new cold war.
I. U.S. and Russian priorities for the bilateral agenda
New Cold War/saber rattling:
Nuclear arms control:
Conflict in Syria:
U.S.-Russian relations in general:
II. Russia’s relations with other countries
Russia’s general foreign policy and relations with “far abroad” countries:
III. Russia’s domestic policies
Domestic politics, economy and energy:
Security and intelligence:
Illustration: "The Haymarket Riot" by Harper's Weekly, in the public domain.
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