Russia and Eurasia

    • Op-Ed

    What Is Russia’s Plan With India?

    Russia badly needs to produce a long-term strategy towards India and the region of south Asia, and to stop thinking about India and Pakistan tactically and separately.

    • Commentary

    Turkish Stream: The Cost of Russia’s Stubbornness

    Unlike Russian gas pumped via Ukraine and Germany, that flowing through Turkey will face tough competition from Azerbaijani, Iranian, Iraqi, and possibly even Turkmen and Israeli gas. Gazprom’s rivals won’t need to ship their gas as far, and they will have much lower pipeline construction costs. The gas market in southeastern Europe is not that big and doesn’t have a lot of room for growth.

    • Commentary

    Gazprom’s Battle for Europe

    Why is Gazprom selling gas to Europe below cost? So that companies from the United States and other countries do the same, fall into a price war, and eventually go broke.

    • Commentary

    The Ominous End of the Russia-U.S. Plutonium Agreement

    Moscow is trying to rattle Washington by projecting its political and military might as the most dangerous crisis develops in U.S.-Russian relations since the Cold War era. The suspension of the 2000 plutonium agreement may threaten a whole range of nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation treaties.

    • Commentary

    Kremlin-Duma Reshuffle Offers False Hope to Russian Reformers

    The nominal architects of the internal political machine must be replaced with operators: people who will manage the status quo without changing its fundamental principles. This is the role that Sergei Kiriyenko is going to play. It’s a case of the trends dictating the logic of the management, rather than the manager setting the trends.

    • Commentary

    Hitting Rock Bottom: U.S.-Russian Relations Plunge Again

    The Russian leadership has precipitated an even graver confrontation with the United States, abandoning its ambition for a diplomatic leadership role in Syria. The rupture looks like a preemptive strike by Russia in the context of the U.S. election campaign.

    • Op-Ed

    Russia, China Can Help Kashmir Tensions

    Before India and Pakistan enter the SCO, Russia and China should make an effort to help them prevent future conflicts. Failing to help manage the relationship now carries a serious risk for the entire SCO project started by Beijing and Moscow 15 years ago. So, China and Russia owe it to themselves to begin defusing tensions between their partners.

    • Commentary

    How Does the Head of an Anti-Corruption Agency Wind Up With $120 Million in Cash?

    The $120 million in cash found in Dmitry Zakharchenko’s sister’s home must have come from some sort of illegal business activity—likely involving the contraband market.

    • Commentary

    What Will Uzbekistan’s New President Do?

    Although we shouldn’t expect anything drastic, Uzbekistan’s next president will likely change some of Islam Karimov’s policies, especially in the economic sphere. Because the country needs financial support and access to new technologies from the West, Uzbekistan may liberalize slightly, demonstrating greater respect for democracy and human rights.

    • Op-Ed

    The Prospect of a Superpower War in Syria is Hardly Far-Fetched

    So far, Moscow and Washington have proved incapable of ending Syria’s civil war. But a settlement is impossible without them.

Carnegie Experts on
Russia and Eurasia

  • expert thumbnail - Arbatov
    Alexey Arbatov
    Scholar in Residence
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center
    Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.
  • expert thumbnail - Baunov
    Alexander Baunov
    Senior Associate
    Editor in Chief of
    Moscow Center
    Baunov is a senior associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of
  • expert thumbnail - Collins
    James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence
    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.
  • expert thumbnail - de Waal
    Thomas de Waal
    Senior Associate
    Carnegie Europe
    De Waal is a senior associate with Carnegie Europe, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region.
  • expert thumbnail - Dvorkin
    Vladimir Dvorkin
    Distinguished Military Fellow
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center
    Major General Dvorkin (retired) is a distinguished military fellow in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Gabuev
    Alexander Gabuev
    Senior Associate and Chair
    Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program
    Moscow Center
    Gabuev is a senior associate and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
  • expert thumbnail - Jarábik
    Balázs Jarábik
    Nonresident Scholar
    Russia and Eurasia Program
    Jarábik is a nonresident scholar focusing on Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
  • expert thumbnail - Kolesnikov
    Andrei Kolesnikov
    Senior Associate and Chair
    Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program
    Moscow Center
    Kolesnikov is a senior associate and the chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
  • expert thumbnail - Malashenko
    Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center
    Malashenko is the chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.
  • expert thumbnail - Rumer
    Eugene Rumer
    Director and Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program
    Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council, is a senior associate and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Samorukov
    Maxim Samorukov
    Deputy Editor of
    Moscow Center
    Samorukov is deputy editor of
  • expert thumbnail - Sokolsky
    Richard Sokolsky
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program
    Richard Sokolsky is a senior associate in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program. His work focuses on U.S. policy toward Russia in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
  • expert thumbnail - Stronski
    Paul Stronski
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program
    Paul Stronski is a senior associate in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program, where his research focuses on the relationship between Russia and neighboring countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
  • expert thumbnail - Topychkanov
    Petr Topychkanov
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center
    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Trenin
    Dmitri Trenin
    Moscow Center
    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Weiss
    Andrew S. Weiss
    Vice President for Studies
    Weiss is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.

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