June 1, 2018
| Olga OlikerA better understanding of the dynamics at the heart of religious violence in Russia, in its many manifestations, is critical to the country’s future development and its security.
May 3, 2018
| Nikos TsafosIt is time to separate Russian gas from the broader Russia agenda. Doing so will boost energy security, protect and strengthen the transatlantic alliance, and allow us to focus where the West can resist Russian power more meaningfully.
This is a new kind of conflict created by cyber capabilities, which give countries the ability to manipulate, coerce, and perhaps attack. In this new style of conflict, the issue is not will Russia attack, but how we push back harder to ensure that they do not.
Russian efforts to sow discord in democratic societies use both traditional and new technologies in ways that have proven low-cost, low risk, and surprisingly effective. It's time for the United States to respond.
March 8, 2018
| Anthony H. CordesmanPutin publicized three new nuclear weapons systems in his State of the Nation address. The move, though strategic, doesn't significantly alter the nuclear balance or U.S. and Russian strategic nuclear warfighting capability.
In 2017, Europe imported a record amount of natural gas: Russia’s exports rose by 8 percent, reaching an all-time high; Norwegian pipeline exports reached an all-time high as well, up 7 percent; pipeline imports from North Africa were slightly down, but imports of...
It’s no small secret that Russian-speaking militants from Central Asia are
a critical element of today’s Salafi-jihadi terror threat. Religious
repression, poor governance, economic hardship, political violence, and the
siren call of ISIS all helped...