Foreign Policy Focus On  Russia

 
  • Op-Ed
    Russia-West Rivalry Over Ukraine Is Higher Priority Than Security
    Pavel Koshkin, Dmitri Trenin September 15, 2014 Russia Direct

    Even a threat like Islamic terrorism won’t force Russia and the Unites States to make security collaboration a higher priority than geopolitical rivalry over Ukraine.

     
  • Op-Ed
    West’s Antics Pushing Russia Closer to China
    Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 China Daily

    The apparently long-term rupture of Russia’s relations with the West offers an opportunity to China to enhance its already close relationship with the Kremlin and thus turn the global geopolitical balance in its favor.

     
  • Op-Ed
    What’s Worse Than Vladimir Putin?
    Eugene Rumer September 12, 2014 POLITICO Magazine

    If current hostilities endure and sanctions grow more painful, it is possible that the next Russian leader could be even more anti-Western and recalcitrant than Putin is.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Give Diplomacy With Russia a Chance
    Jack F. Matlock Jr., Thomas R. Pickering, James Collins September 8, 2014 New York Times

    The crisis over Ukraine has all but frozen official communication between the United States and Russia. It is time to reengage Russia diplomatically.

     
  • Op-Ed
    ‘The NATO Show’: Putin’s Favorite Comedy?
    David Rothkopf September 5, 2014 CNN

    Putin is a distraction with which NATO is ill-prepared to deal.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Forget NATO, Russia’s Got Bigger Problems
    Judy Dempsey September 2, 2014 Moscow Times

    Western sanctions and NATO’s threats are no deterrence when it comes to thwarting Putin’s ambitions. What might stop him is his own combustible southern flank.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Fog Lifts to Show Russia at War
    Ulrich Speck August 29, 2014 CNN

    Russia’s deployment of troops in Ukraine marks the end of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempts to prevent the worst through diplomacy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Putin Ends the Interregnum
    Lilia Shevtsova August 28, 2014 American Interest

    Vladimir Putin’s increasingly reckless interventions in Ukraine should force the West to reevaluate everything it thought it knew about the collapse of the Soviet Union and the past two decades of Western policy on Russia.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Can Germany Save Ukraine?
    Dmitri Trenin August 28, 2014 National Interest

    Berlin is critical to any future settlement of the Ukraine crisis. It is too difficult to reach a deal on the settlement, but the absence of any deal deemed minimally acceptable to all sides would steer Europe toward an abyss.

     
  • Op-Ed
    As US, EU Close Doors, China, Russia Open New Ones
    Dmitri Trenin August 24, 2014 Global Times

    Russia’s efforts to find an acceptable place for itself in the U.S.-led Western system have ended in a bitter disappointment. The changing trading patterns point to a new era in Moscow’s foreign relations, in which Sino-Russian relations will be taking center stage.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Russia Doesn’t Care About Relationships
    Yukon Huang September 5, 2014 CNBC

    When countries export raw materials, as Russia does, they do not need to worry about their relationships with other countries because their products are easily marketable everywhere.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What’s Driving Russia to Raise the Stakes in Ukraine?
    Andrew S. Weiss, Andrew Kramer, Andrei Tsygankov August 28, 2014 PBS NewsHour

    At various turns in the crisis in Ukraine, when it looked like Russia’s status on the ropes, Putin has chosen to escalate the situation.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Russian View of What Happened to Flight MH17
    Dmitri Trenin July 21, 2014 WBUR’s Here and Now

    With the international investigation of the Malaysian plane crash yet to begin in earnest, the West will base its understanding on evidence supplied mainly by the United States and Russia will see Western actions as punishment not for shooting down the plane, but rather for Moscow’s position on Ukraine.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Pivot Off-Balance?
    Douglas H. Paal July 10, 2014 RT’s Worlds Apart

    The U.S. rebalance toward East Asia is an effective strategy to unite diplomacy, economics and trade, and security in a critical and fast-growing region of the world.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    After Ukraine
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews June 9, 2014 UN Dispatch

    The post-Cold War era is over and the West is back into a standoff with Russia.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukraine Crisis Hits a New Phase
    Eugene Rumer April 15, 2014 Bloomberg TV

    The Ukraine crisis has reached a new phase that could lead to outright conflict between Ukraine and Russia. However, it is not clear what Russia’s strategy is in Ukraine and what it hopes to achieve.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Empire Takes Back: It Could Happen Here
    Andrew S. Weiss April 9, 2014 Daily Show with Jon Stewart

    The people of Crimea, many of whom see themselves as either ex-Soviet or ethnically Russia, made the region ripe for Russian invasion and claims of human rights violations against the Russian minority living in Crimea were then used as justification for Russia’s invasion.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Putin’s Perspective Abroad Swayed by Quest for Popularity at Home
    Lilia Shevtsova March 21, 2014 NPR’s All Things Considered

    All of Putin’s actions, such as annexation of Crimea, trying to suffocate Ukraine, and trying to contain the United States and West in general, are a response to his domestic agenda. To survive, Putin wants to return to the old militaristic Russia and to become a war president.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Putin Addresses Parliament on Crimea Independence
    Maria Lipman March 20, 2014 ABC

    Vladimir Putin’s policy is to do what he sees right, regardless of what others think about it. He is ready for sanctions and to accept the costs.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    What Annexation Of Crimea Means For U.S.-Russia Relations
    Andrew S. Weiss March 18, 2014 NPR

    U.S.-Russia relations are clearly at a turning point after Russia has moved to annex Crimea. The West needs to develop a long-term strategy to deal with Russia.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Kazakh Concerns: Lessons From Ukraine
    Alexey Malashenko September 19, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis has betrayed fissures in the Russo-Kazakh relationship. It is difficult to predict a post-Nazarbayev Kazakh policy toward Russia, but developments in Ukraine suggest that future Kazakh leaders will have to deal with a new source of friction with the Kremlin.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Worse Than the Cold War
    Alexei Arbatov September 16, 2014

    The growing hostility between the Russian and American societies accompanies the tensions in state bilateral relations.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Russia-West Rivalry Over Ukraine Is Higher Priority Than Security
    Pavel Koshkin, Dmitri Trenin September 15, 2014 Russia Direct

    Even a threat like Islamic terrorism won’t force Russia and the Unites States to make security collaboration a higher priority than geopolitical rivalry over Ukraine.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    EU and Ukraine: What a Mess
    Balázs Jarábik September 15, 2014

    The EU and Ukraine have suspended provisional application of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) until the end of 2015. Though their decision might look like Putin’s victory, this conclusion is not obvious. It is high time to stop viewing Ukraine through the prism of Russia policy.

     
  • Op-Ed
    West’s Antics Pushing Russia Closer to China
    Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 China Daily

    The apparently long-term rupture of Russia’s relations with the West offers an opportunity to China to enhance its already close relationship with the Kremlin and thus turn the global geopolitical balance in its favor.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Op-Ed
    What’s Worse Than Vladimir Putin?
    Eugene Rumer September 12, 2014 POLITICO Magazine

    If current hostilities endure and sanctions grow more painful, it is possible that the next Russian leader could be even more anti-Western and recalcitrant than Putin is.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Armenian Maneuvers
    Thomas de Waal September 11, 2014

    Last year, Armenian President Sargsyan committed his country to joining Putin’s Eurasian Union, instead of going toward the EU. A year on, serious discussions between the EU and Yerevan on how to re-launch the relationship have yet to start.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Ukraine Is Changing the Post–Cold War World
    Judy Dempsey September 11, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis is set to have a profound effect on how the West, particularly Germany and the United States, delineates its foreign policy responsibilities.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Russia and the New South East Asia
    Akio Kawato September 9, 2014

    East Asia is coming back to a phase in which economic considerations dominate. In this milieu Russia may lose her place in East Asia, because it will be deprived of an opportunity to play China against the West.

     

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