• Eurasia Outlook
    (Re)-Escalation in the Donbas: Toward Minsk or Mariupol?
    Balázs Jarábik, Andras Racz January 26, 2015

    After the weekend shelling of Mariupol and the loss of so many lives, the Ukrainian president may have no political choice but to mount a serious military response.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Uncertain Perspectives for the Syria Talks in Moscow
    Nikolay Kozhanov January 23, 2015

    Russia’s purpose in arranging the meeting between representatives of the Assad regime and its opponents is to promote the idea that Syrian reconciliation can be achieved through dialogue between all non-extremist Syrian groups and without involvement from outside.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Nuclear Weapons in Russia’s Amended Military Doctrine
    Vladimir Dvorkin January 22, 2015

    Some experts’ concern that the amended version of the Russian military doctrine would significantly alter conditions for nuclear weapons’ use in the context of the Ukraine crisis and the resulting sharp escalation of the military and political situation has turned out to be premature.

  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Will Russia Escalate in Ukraine and Beyond?
    Judy Dempsey January 21, 2015

    Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Nazarbayev as Mediator
    Alexey Malashenko January 21, 2015

    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has managed to use the Ukraine crisis as a sort of stepping stone to elevate his international profile and Kazakhstan’s geopolitical status.

  • Strategic Europe
    The EU Caught Between Interests and Values Over Russia
    Judy Dempsey January 19, 2015

    Angela Merkel and the European Parliament are holding firm over maintaining the sanctions the EU imposed on Russia. But where does Federica Mogherini stand?

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Ramzan Kadyrov as a Federal-Level Politician

    Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic in the North Caucasus, is now firmly entrenched in Russian politics at the federal-level, and it appears that he is there to stay, because Putin and Kadyrov really need each other.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why Does Russia’s Strategy in Asia Fail?
    Petr Topychkanov January 16, 2015 Русский

    The current political crisis in Russia’s relations with the West gives a strong impetus to Russian rapprochement with Asian countries. However, many analysts are of the opinion that no significant progress in this area has been achieved as of yet.

  • Syria in Crisis
    Russia Fails to Sway the Syrian Opposition
    Aron Lund January 15, 2015

    Having already coaxed the Syrian regime into attending peace talks in Moscow at the end of January, the Kremlin finds itself unable to convince any significant opposition leader to participate.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    What the Anti-Terrorist Rally Demonstrated

    An optimal model for the painless existence of Muslims in an alien cultural and religious environment has not yet been found and is unlikely to appear in the near future. In essence, Europe is dealing with a conflict of identities, which continues to increase.

  • Event
    Russia and the West: What Next?
    Dmitri Trenin December 16, 2014 Moscow

    In 2014, Russia broke out of the post–Cold War order and openly challenged the U.S.-led international system. The new period of rivalry between the Kremlin and the West is likely to endure for years.

  • Event
    U.S.-China-Russia Trilateral Security Relations
    Tong Zhao, Richard Weitz, Xu Jian December 5, 2014 Beijing

    Opposing views on issues like ballistic missile defense and tactical nuclear weapons complicate, but should not preclude, trilateral security cooperation between Washington, Beijing, and Moscow.

  • Event
    Silver Bullet? Asking the Right Questions About Conventional Prompt Global Strike—Presentation of the Russian Edition
    James M. Acton, Eugene Miasnikov, Petr Topychkanov November 19, 2014 Moscow

    As the world powers develop non-nuclear weapons that can strike distant targets in a short period of time (Conventional Prompt Global Strike, or CPGS, weapons), it is important to raise awareness of this issue, while not trying to advocate for or against such weapons.

  • Event
    Rising Tensions in the North Caucasus
    Thomas de Waal, Sergey Markedonov, Sufian Zhemukhov November 5, 2014 Washington, DC

    The North Caucasus may be out of the headlines, but it remains the most turbulent part of the Russian Federation.

  • Event
    National Insecurity
    David Rothkopf, Joshua Bolten, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft October 30, 2014 Washington, DC

    From the Middle East to Eastern Europe, crises grip the globe. A growing group of rivals and dangerous non-state actors now pose an array of new threats to the international order.

  • Event
    Exploring the Prospects for Russian-Turkish Cooperation
    Dmitri Trenin, Memduh Karakullukçu, Nigar Ağaoğulları, Ümit Pamir, Alexey Malashenko, Evgeny Buzhinsky, Irina Zvyagelskaya, Pavel Shlykov October 16, 2014 Moscow

    Russia and Turkey share many important interests, providing them with opportunities for valuable collaboration and cooperation in their common neighborhood, which stretches from the South Caucasus and the Levant to Central Asia and Afghanistan.

  • Event
    The Prospects for EU/Germany-Russia Relations
    Ulrich Speck, Petr Topychkanov September 29, 2014 Moscow

    The current conflict between the European Union and Russia is a clash between a postmodern world, in which states prefer to use soft power to achieve their foreign policy goals, and a modern one, in which the use of force in foreign policy is considered acceptable.

  • Event
    Trends in Armenia’s Politics
    Thomas de Waal, Sergey Minasyan September 24, 2014 Washington, DC

    Armenia has not been immune to the recent turmoil affecting the post-Soviet space and this summer saw the worst flare-up on the Line of Contact between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces since 1994.

  • Event
    Transatlantic Trends 2014
    Constanze Stelzenmüller, Lev Gudkov, Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 Moscow

    According to this year’s Transatlantic Trends survey, Russians have an increasingly unfavorable view of the United States and the EU. Americans and Europeans also had more negative outlooks toward Russia in 2014 than previous years.

  • Event
    Chinese Energy Security and Geopolitics: The China-Russia Gas Deal and Beyond
    Wang Tao, Matt Ferchen, Yan Jiantao, Chen Weidong, Liu Qian July 6, 2014 Beijing

    China’s National Petroleum Corporation and Russia’s OAO Gazprom signed a multi-billion dollar gas deal with far-reaching implications for geopolitics and global energy markets. Whether this represents a meaningful pivot eastward by Russia remains to be seen.


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Carnegie Experts on Russia

  • Alexei 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.

  • 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.

  • Thomas de Waal
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program

    De Waal is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, specializing primarily in the South Caucasus region comprising Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia and their breakaway territories as well as the wider Black Sea region.

  • Stefan Lehne
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Lehne is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the post–Lisbon Treaty development of the European Union’s foreign policy, with a specific focus on relations between the EU and member states.

  • 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.

  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews

    Mathews is president of the Carnegie Endowment. Before her appointment in 1997, her career included posts in both the executive and legislative branches of government, in management and research in the nonprofit arena, and in journalism and science policy.

  • Carole Nakhle
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center, specializing in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management.

  • 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.

  • Gwendolyn Sasse
    Nonresident Associate
    Carnegie Europe

    Sasse is a nonresident associate at Carnegie Europe. Her research focuses on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, EU enlargement, and comparative democratization.

  • Petr Topychkanov
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

  • 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.

  • 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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