The Russian Resurgence Timeline

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.
Sep 21 2016

Color Commentary on Russia

A set of impressions gained on a recent trip to Russia runs contrary to the reputation the country has received in the American press.
Sep 04 2016

Putin's Iron Grip, Forged in the Fires of Terrorism

Extremist attacks twice gave the Russian leader the fuel he needed to stoke nationalism and cement his position on top.
Aug 23 2016

Putin's Chance to Change History

A student of history, the Russian president surely sees the similarities between the pressures building on his country today and those that led up to a coup attempt 25 years ago.
Jul 15 2016

The U.S. and Russia Have Unfinished Business

Tactical deals may emerge, but neither side appears ready to compromise on larger strategic differences.

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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