Russia

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why Did Nazarbayev Suddenly Call for Early Elections?
    Alexey Vasilivetsky February 26, 2015 Русский

    Nazarbayev’s reelection is unlikely to lead to serious changes in the country’s economic or foreign policy. Rather, he simply wants to conserve his position to avoid excessive concerns in the future.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russo-Turkish and Russo-Indian Nuclear Cooperation: A Template for the Future?
    Petr Topychkanov February 20, 2015 Русский

    Though largely overlooked by international media, Russia has signed several significant nuclear energy agreements over the last several months. These agreements give Russia an opportunity to develop nuclear cooperation with India, Turkey, and Iran, as well as Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Egypt, where Russia plans to build nuclear plants too.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    After Minsk, Is Germany Still a Leader?
    Andrei Kolesnikov February 19, 2015

    If Merkel is synonymous with Germany, then German political and diplomatic weight has certainly risen to the height of true European leadership.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Is Russia a New China?
    Maria Snegovaya February 18, 2015

    China pioneered a selective repression method decades ago. Since then it has actively shared its experience. The Russian regime seems to be actively borrowing from the Chinese.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Lieberman’s Trip to Russia: What Was Behind It?
    Nikolay Kozhanov February 17, 2015

    It is still unclear whether Lieberman’s trip will bring any deep changes in Russian-Israeli relations. However, the fact that Lieberman’s agenda in Moscow included such a wide range of questions shows that, at present, the two countries’ interests intersect at many points.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Ukrainian Crisis and Its Limited Impact on Turkish-Russian Relations
    Bayram Balci February 16, 2015

    Turkey and Russia have a deeply “compartmentalized” relationship. A disagreement on one regional issue—Ukraine, Georgia or even Syria—will not necessarily derail their bilateral relations.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Did Minsk II Actually Achieve?
    Balázs Jarábik February 13, 2015 Русский

    The Minsk agreements lay the political groundwork for peace in Ukraine. Still, several important questions remain. Moreover, the agreements are likely to be too little too late for the warring parties: they may not settle for anything less than what they consider victory.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Merkel Alone
    Judy Dempsey February 12, 2015

    The German chancellor has done everything possible, excluding using force, to end the war in eastern Ukraine. Now, she needs wide support to make a new peace accord stick.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Would It Take to Restore a Peace Order in Europe?

    Western leaders’ recent attempts to assure a diplomatic resolution of the Ukraine crisis may come to no avail. Is it possible to restore the peaceful, European status quo amidst such rapidly growing East-West animosity? Eurasia Outlook asked Carnegie’s experts to share their thoughts.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Ukraine: The War Must Go On?
    Balázs Jarábik February 11, 2015

    As terrible as it sounds, Kyiv’s endless dysfunction is the Kremlin’s most powerful ally in the current crisis.

     
  • Event
    Maidan Film Screening
    Max Seddon, Philip Shishkin February 25, 2015 Washington, DC

    Maidan is a 2014 documentary from the acclaimed Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa. From a protest to a movement to a full-scale revolution, the film chronicles the events that took place on Independence Square in Kyiv last winter.

     
  • Event
    Conflict in Ukraine
    Rajan Menon, Eugene Rumer, David Hoffman February 20, 2015 Washington, DC

    The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

     
  • Event
    Conflict in Ukraine
    Rajan Menon, Eugene Rumer, David Hoffman February 17, 2015 Washington, DC

    The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Op-Ed
    From a Greater Europe to a Greater Asia?
    Dmitri Trenin February 26, 2015 Global Times

    A Greater Asia, stretching from Shanghai to St. Petersburg, could transform the entire continent of Eurasia and have a significant impact on the global balance of power.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why Did Nazarbayev Suddenly Call for Early Elections?
    Alexey Vasilivetsky February 26, 2015 Русский

    Nazarbayev’s reelection is unlikely to lead to serious changes in the country’s economic or foreign policy. Rather, he simply wants to conserve his position to avoid excessive concerns in the future.

     
  • Op-Ed
    How Ukraine Can Beat Vladimir Putin
    Ulrich Speck February 25, 2015 CNN

    Ukraine’s best hope for peace is to wind down the war with Russia and to use the breathing space for much-needed reform.

     
  • Event
    Maidan Film Screening
    Max Seddon, Philip Shishkin February 25, 2015 Washington, DC

    Maidan is a 2014 documentary from the acclaimed Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa. From a protest to a movement to a full-scale revolution, the film chronicles the events that took place on Independence Square in Kyiv last winter.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Sanctions Will Not Deter Putin
    Eugene Rumer February 23, 2015 Bloomberg TV

    The West’s policy of imposing sanctions on Russia and sending weapons to Kyiv will not cause the Kremlin to change its course on Ukraine.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Merkel Is the Unsung Hero of Ukraine Crisis
    Judy Dempsey February 23, 2015 The Moscow Times

    In accepting the task of dealing with Ukraine, the German chancellor took on two challenges: recalibrating the German-Russian relationship and keeping the EU together.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Putin the Improviser
    Andrew S. Weiss February 21, 2015 Wall Street Journal Русский

    The Ukraine showdown is even scarier and more dangerous than most people think: President Putin is making it up as he goes along.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russo-Turkish and Russo-Indian Nuclear Cooperation: A Template for the Future?
    Petr Topychkanov February 20, 2015 Русский

    Though largely overlooked by international media, Russia has signed several significant nuclear energy agreements over the last several months. These agreements give Russia an opportunity to develop nuclear cooperation with India, Turkey, and Iran, as well as Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Egypt, where Russia plans to build nuclear plants too.

     
  • Event
    Conflict in Ukraine
    Rajan Menon, Eugene Rumer, David Hoffman February 20, 2015 Washington, DC

    The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    After Minsk, Is Germany Still a Leader?
    Andrei Kolesnikov February 19, 2015

    If Merkel is synonymous with Germany, then German political and diplomatic weight has certainly risen to the height of true European leadership.

     

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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.

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  • Alexander Baunov
    Senior Associate
    Editor in Chief of Carnegie.ru
    Moscow Center

    Baunov is a senior associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of Carnegie.ru.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Jessica Tuchman Mathews
    Distinguished Fellow

    Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Maxim Samorukov
    Deputy Editor of Carnegie.ru
    Moscow Center

    Samorukov is deputy editor of Carnegie.ru.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

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

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  • Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    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.

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  • 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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