The Russian Resurgence Timeline

Dec 30 2016

An Arms Race Russia Will Not Run

Mindful of its Cold War missteps, the Kremlin deflects the suggestion of a nuclear weapons competition.
Dec 25 2016

From Red to Silver: The 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Soviet Union

A quarter-century later, a stable world order is as elusive as ever.
Dec 14 2016

The West's Divides Give Russia Hope

As political change sweeps through the United States and Europe, their united front against Russia could weaken.
Dec 01 2016

Russia's Path to Another Resurgence

The political changes afoot in the United States and Europe could give Russia more leeway to improve its standing in the former Soviet states.
Nov 17 2016

For Russia, Some Conflicts Are Colder Than Ever

To advance its regional goals, Moscow needs to maintain the breakaway territories sustained by frozen conflict.
Nov 15 2016

Russia: Economy Minister Detained On Corruption Charges

Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was arrested Nov. 15 on corruption charges related to state oil major Rosneft’s acquisition of mid-sized producer Bashneft in October, Tass reported.
Nov 10 2016

The Rhetoric and Reality of Donald Trump's Foreign Policy

A Trump administration will profoundly affect some of the major hot spots in the world.
Nov 09 2016

Foreign Policy From the Fertile Plains

This election is thus the ultimate test, not only of democracy, but of geopolitical theory.
Nov 08 2016

Between the Occasional Calms of Democracy

Maintaining a democracy is hard work and will be essential to the United States' ability to weather foreign policy storms ahead.
Overview

Despite ongoing demographic, economic and geopolitical problems, Russia is using every tool at its disposal to reassert itself in the former
Soviet Union. Rather than taking back its former position as the patron state of many Central Asian, Caucasus and Eastern European countries, the Kremlin is attempting to exert softer control over its former republics.

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Long-term trends tend to quietly build over decades and then noisily surface as the politics catch up. Such is the case for 2017. Read more…

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