Russia’s meddling in the U.S. political system is part of a broader global campaign to undermine what the Kremlin sees as a Western-dominated international order.
Finland’s example demonstrates that resilience takes resolve and resources, spent on national security and educating the citizenry about the country’s place in the world.
With the Russian presidential elections less than two months away, there is no question about the outcome. Yet there is far less certainty about what is actually on the minds of the Russian people and how they feel about the status quo.
Transforming Ukraine’s energy sector is essential to strengthening the country’s economic and national security. Despite intensified efforts and some recent progress, the outlook is troubled.
The Trump administration says it won’t impose any of the sanctions that Congress overwhelmingly voted to level at Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections. Part of the measure directed the Treasury Department to compile a list of Russian figures in an effort to "name and shame" them.
Since February 2014, the Russian leadership has been in a de facto war mode with regard to the United States.
Despite the extraordinary level of Western media and analytical interest in September 2017’s Russian-Belarusian Zapad military exercise before it began, key lessons and implications from it have only become clear after it ended.
The downturn in relations between Russia and the West in the aftermath of the collapse of the Ukrainian government of Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 and the Crimean referendum to join the Russian Federation has resulted in the worst crisis in East-West relations since before the end of the Cold War.
The national conversation about Russia in the United States has barely advanced. The more hysterical Americans get, the harder it will be for them to have that conversation.
Kazakhstan’s weak political institutions, a failure to diversify the economy, and a changing geopolitical landscape have created uncertainties about what will happen to the country once President Nursultan Nazarbayev leaves the scene.