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      LIVE WEBCAST – The emerging China-Russia axis: The return of geopolitics?
      Mar24

      LIVE WEBCAST – The emerging China-Russia axis: The return of geopolitics?

      Event Information March 24, 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDTFalk Auditorium Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 Register for the Event #ChinaRussia Tweets Over the past decade, Russia and China have come into closer alignment and their bilateral collaboration has grown. At the same time, Beijing and Moscow...

      The emerging China-Russia axis: The return of geopolitics?
      Mar24

      The emerging China-Russia axis: The return of geopolitics?

      Event Information March 24, 2016 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDTFalk Auditorium Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20036 Register for the Event Over the past decade, Russia and China have come into closer alignment and their bilateral collaboration has grown. At the same time, Beijing and Moscow have each taken...

      Did Putin win in Syria? Or is he cutting his losses?
      Mar21

      Did Putin win in Syria? Or is he cutting his losses?

      By Putin’s own definition, Russia won in Syria By Sergey Aleksashenko Pavel and I agree that while the withdrawal of Russian military power from Syria came as a surprise in the immediate sense, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to pull out was logical given the circumstances he faced in Syria. Where we differ is in our...

      Did Putin win in Syria? Or is he cutting his loses?
      Mar21

      Did Putin win in Syria? Or is he cutting his loses?

      By Putin’s own definition, Russia won in Syria By Sergey Aleksashenko Pavel and I agree that while the withdrawal of Russian military power from Syria came as a surprise in the immediate sense, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to pull out was logical given the circumstances he faced in Syria. Where we differ is in our...

      The ulterior motive behind Russia’s partial Syria withdrawal
      Mar18

      The ulterior motive behind Russia’s partial Syria withdrawal

      With great fanfare and “surprise” Russia once again seemingly out-maneuvered Western leadership in Syria. While much ink has been spilled debating whether President Vladimir Putin is executing a sound strategy—or is merely a tactical opportunist—it is clear that he has achieved his primary strategic goal: making Russia geopolitically relevant...

      The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine
      Mar18

      The Obama Doctrine and Ukraine

      Editors’ Note: In his interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, President Obama said Ukraine is a core interest for Moscow in a way that it is not for the United States. But the United States could have done more to help Kiev resist the Kremlin’s aggression, without engaging in war with Russia. This post originally appeared on...

      More Russian nuclear saber-rattling?
      Mar14

      More Russian nuclear saber-rattling?

      Reuters and the newspaper L’Obs reported last week that the French navy in January detected a Russian ballistic missile submarine off the French Atlantic coast in the Bay of Biscay. There was no military reason for that submarine to be there. Was this Moscow’s latest attempt at nuclear intimidation? The report was sourced to an...

      Glass half full? Obama’s judicious foreign policy record
      Mar11

      Glass half full? Obama’s judicious foreign policy record

      Now well into the final year of his presidency, President Barack Obama recently gave a surprisingly frank and poignant review of his foreign policy record in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic. There were a number of notable takeaways from their discussion, such as Obama’s critique of European allies and their lack of...

      The case for Open Skies
      Mar08

      The case for Open Skies

      U.S. military officials recently appeared to question American participation in the Treaty on Open Skies. At a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing on February 24, Admiral Cecil D. Haney, commander of Strategic Command, testified that he was “concerned in terms of overflights of any ability of another nation to learn more about our overall...

      Russian adventurism and the U.S. long game
      Mar03

      Russian adventurism and the U.S. long game

      Russia today poses a greater foreign policy and security challenge to the United States and its Western allies than at any time since the height of the Cold War. Its annexation of Crimea, war in Ukraine’s Donbas region, and military intervention in Syria have upended Western calculations from Eastern Europe to the Middle East....