This module features teaching notes by CFR Adjunct Fellow Jeffrey Mankoff, author of the Council Special Report The Russian Economic Crisis, along with other resources to supplement the text. Dr. Mankoff examines the domestic and foreign policy consequences of the economic downturn that hit Russia in late 2008, and how the shift in the political debate inside Russia influenced its perceptions of the outside world.
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This academic module features teaching notes by CFR Fellow Jeffrey Mankoff, author of Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics, along with other materials to supplement the text. In this book, Dr. Mankoff analyzes Russia's interactions with major global actors and concludes that today's Russia is more interested in restoring what its leaders consider to be its rightful place among the world's major powers rather than in directly challenging the West.
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Since the end of the Cold War, successive American administrations have sought to create a relationship with Russia that they called a “partnership.” This report asserts that this is the right long-term goal, but it is unfortunately not a realistic prospect for U.S.-Russia relations over the next several years. This report is also available in Russian.
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Preventing Catastrophic Nuclear Terrorism makes clear what is needed to reduce the possibility of nuclear terrorism. It identifies where efforts have fallen short in securing and eliminating nuclear weapons and weapons-usable nuclear materials, and it offers realistic recommendations to plug these gaps in the U.S. and international response.
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Russia, once seen as America ’s greatest adversary, is now viewed by the United States as a potential partner. This module traces the evolution of American foreign policy toward the Soviet Union , and later Russia , during the tumultuous and uncertain period following the end of the cold war. It examines how American policy-makers coped with the opportunities and challenges presented by the new Russia.
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Vladimir Putin is expected to regain Russia's presidency despite a surge in public disapproval. Unknown is whether the vote will trigger widespread domestic protest or spur a downturn in Russia's relations with Washington.
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Russia's pending membership in the World Trade Organization could alter its global economic standing and boost trading partners. But experts say Moscow must restructure its economy to benefit from joining the club.
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The New START treaty is due for a ratification vote today, clearing the way for future arms reductions talks with Russia along with continuing political battles over arms control.
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The so-called BRIC summit of emerging-market powerhouses raises new questions on whether Brazil, Russia, India, and China can overcome internal differences and pursue common goals.
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In Moscow, President Barack Obama will focus on improving U.S.-Russia relations, which suffered during the final years of the Bush administration. But analysts say moving beyond rhetoric toward substantive change could be complicated by history and competing interests.
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A compilation of resources on how the global financial crisis has affected Russia.
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The global financial crisis has taken a particularly harsh toll on Russia, where the leading stock index has lost more than half its value since July. Moscow has devised a bailout package, but analysts say more pain could be on the way, particularly if oil prices keep falling.
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With tension between Russia and Georgia resonating in Turkey, Ankara looks east to expand economic and strategic partnerships.
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The war between Russia and Georgia has complicated Western efforts to pressure Iran over its nuclear program, analysts say.
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Russia is seeking support from regional groups such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a counter to the West, but this is proving to be more difficult than it anticipated.
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Russia has emerged as a policy issue in the presidential campaign, adding to a list of top-tier issues including energy policy, Iran, and Iraq.
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As tensions between Russia and the West mount over the military conflict in Georgia, some analysts worry about the collapse of arms control agreements.
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Russia's invasion of Georgia has rubbed raw relations with the West, complicating cooperation in several crucial areas.
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Russia's offensive in Georgia, traced in part to bitterness over Kosovo's independence, stirs new concern over a chasm between Moscow and the West.
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Russia stirs concern with gestures toward two Georgian breakaway provinces. Moscow’s moves follow Kosovo’s secession and NATO expansion promises.
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