Russia and Eurasia

The Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program, Burke Chair in Strategy, Emeritus Chair in Strategy, and the International Security Program analyze Russia and the other former Soviet states in Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.

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Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/Xinhua/Getty Images

Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr/Xinhua/Getty Images

Why Russia Keeps Rattling the Nuclear Saber

On May 6, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced that its navy, air force, and ground missile forces would conduct tactical nuclear drills in the Southern Military District. These risky behaviors have drawn little-to-no response from the wider international community.

Commentary by Heather Williams — May 20, 2024

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Photo: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

Photo: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images

One Year Later: Russia’s War in Ukraine

As the world marks the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, CSIS experts examine the war’s devastating impact, where the conflict stands today, and what lies ahead as combat continues into a second year.

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Max Bergmann
Director, Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program and Stuart Center
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Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program
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Suzanne Spaulding
Director, Defending Democratic Institutions, and Senior Adviser, Homeland Security, International Security Program