December 10, 2014
President Vladimir Putin has failed to deliver a coherent response to Russia’s economic challenges while continuing to feed concerns about his intentions in Ukraine, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
February 25, 2014
At a crucial moment for Ukraine and its economic viability, the EU and United States should join efforts with Russia to try to stabilize the country, says veteran journalist Serge Schmemann.
December 31, 2013
As twin explosions in Volgograd raise concerns of terrorist attacks disrupting Russia’s Winter Olympics in February, expert Dmitri Trenin explains the root causes of insurgency in the North Caucasus.
September 19, 2013
The unexpected convergence of the United States and Russia over Syria’s chemical weapons is likely to be strained by delays in the disarmament process, says expert Nicolas Gvosdev.
August 8, 2013
President Obama’s cancelled state visit to Moscow next month is another indication that the so-called U.S.-Russia reset has derailed, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
December 13, 2012
The passage of a new trade bill that takes aim at Russia’s human rights record could complicate the Obama administration’s efforts to improve U.S-Russian relations, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
August 13, 2012
The trial of a punk band in Russia reflects the Putin regime’s hard-line opinions on political dissent, and those views are shaping its foreign policy, says CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.
July 16, 2012
Russian President Putin, mistrustful of Western motives, is likely to resist pressure to commit to stronger sanctions against Syria’s government, says expert Dimitri Simes.
May 3, 2012
Vladimir Putin’s third term as Russia’s president could be characterized by greater political competition and middle-class opposition domestically, along with mixed relations with the United States, …
March 6, 2012
Vladimir Putin’s reelection as president raises concerns over domestic reforms and relations with Washington. Russia’s future will be determined by Putin’s handling of opponents and whether oppositio…