In a conflict between Russia and NATO in the Baltic, the risks of escalation leading to nuclear use—deliberately, inadvertently, or accidentally—would be dangerously high. NATO must enhance deterrence against Russia while simultaneously pursuing resilience and risk-reduction measures.
Expelling diplomats is not a way to deal with Russia.
After Brexit, there is no guarantee that the major powers in NATO and the EU will agree on how to respond to future crises.
The Russian president has a free hand to pursue his policies as long as European governments give him the reins to do so.
China and Russia have been cooperating closely over the past three decades. But since the Ukraine crisis, the process has become more dynamic. Moscow and Beijing are now coordinating their policies on a wider range of issues.
How will the recent new dynamics influence relations between Russia, China, and the United States?
With US-Russian relations already confrontational and Sino-US relations becoming visibly more tense, the context for major power interaction on the North Korean nuclear issue has substantially changed from what it was only five years ago.
One genuine piece of news behind the U.S. sanctions against Russian individuals and organizations is the attribution to Russia of a hacking campaign that has targeted critical U.S. infrastructure.
A discussion of expectations for Putin’s fourth term within the context of an increasingly fraught U.S.-Russia relationship.
The post-1945 institutions are being eclipsed, leaving a vacuum that favors China and weakens Europeans unless they change course.