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May 16, 2024

Ukraine
What Does Putin Really Want in Ukraine?

Russia’s early setbacks in its invasion of Ukraine could have foreclosed on some of President Vladimir Putin’s sweeping war objectives, but he is unlikely to relent given the conflict’s momentum.  

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with military commanders in Moscow, Russia, May 2024.

January 17, 2024

Russia
Getting Russia Right

Getting Russia Right offers a practitioner’s account of why the great post-Cold War hopes for an enduring U.S.-Russian strategic partnership grounded in free markets and democratic values gave way to…

"Getting Russia Right" Teaching Notes image.

October 18, 2023

Russia
CFR Fellows' Book Launch Series: Getting Russia Right by Thomas Graham

As U.S.-Russian relations scrape the depths of Cold War antagonism, the promise of partnership that beguiled American administrations during the first post-Soviet decades increasingly appears to have…

Play National flags of Russia and the U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia.

October 3, 2023

Russia
Getting Russia Right, With Thomas Graham

Thomas Graham, a distinguished fellow at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how U.S.-Russia relations have evolved since the Cold War.

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021.

December 19, 2023

Democracy
What a Democratic Russia Would Mean for the United States

When the Soviet Union collapsed more than thirty years ago, American leaders hoped that Russia would embark on a transition to free-market democracy. Shared democratic values, the thinking went, woul…

March 7, 2024

Russia
Why Russia’s Election Matters to Putin

This month’s vote will be the first conducted while Russia is involved in a major war, and Vladimir Putin is counting on a strong show of national unity and highlighting support in occupied Ukraine.

October 3, 2023

Russia
Getting Russia Right

Thomas Graham offers a practical vision of U.S.-Russia relations.

June 12, 2024

Military Operations
Sea Power: The U.S. Navy and Foreign Policy

The U.S. Navy’s dominance of the world’s oceans has made it an indispensable foreign policy tool and a guarantor of global trade, but a mix of challenges is raising difficult questions about its futu…

Ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 sail in formation in the Mediterranean Sea.

October 2, 2023

Russia
How Firm Is Vladimir Putin’s Grip on Power?

President Vladimir Putin appears to be in firm control of Russia today, but in order to maintain it in the years ahead, he will have to manage at least three primary challenges.

October 3, 2023

Russia
U.S. Should Learn From Past Mistakes to Better Deal With Russia, Asserts Thomas Graham in New Book

Amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is “time to take a critical look at the post-Cold War history of U.S.-Russian relations and the quality of U.S. policymaking, with the hope that the l…