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    The next Russian attack will be far worse than bots and trolls
    Mar22

    The next Russian attack will be far worse than bots and trolls

    By Alina PolyakovaOn March 15, the Department of Homeland Security together with the FBI announced that Russian government hackers infiltrated critical infrastructures in the U.S.—including “energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors.” According to the DHS-FBI report, malicious Russian activities...

    Brookings experts’ Russia reading list
    Mar14

    Brookings experts’ Russia reading list

    By Paul Gadalla, Fred DewsRussia is center stage in word affairs thanks in part to its military presence in Syria and its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But now, Russians are preparing to head to the ballot box on March 18 to cast their votes in a presidential election. The outcome—Vladimir Putin’s re-election as...

    Putin’s next act
    Mar13

    Putin’s next act

    Vladimir Putin’s third term as Russia’s president was defined by a return to aggressive foreign policy, including military interventions in Ukraine and Syria, interference in elections in the United States and Europe, and a crackdown on domestic dissent. But as Russia’s economic model and political system seems increasingly...

    Ukraine four years after the Maidan
    Mar06

    Ukraine four years after the Maidan

    By Steven PiferIn late February 2014, following three months of demonstrations on Kyiv’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), then-President Victor Yanukovych fled the Ukrainian capital on a tortuous path that ultimately took him to Russia. On February 22, 2014, Ukraine’s parliament appointed an acting president and acting...

    Putin’s true victory in Syria isn’t over ISIS
    Mar06

    Putin’s true victory in Syria isn’t over ISIS

    By Alina PolyakovaIn December, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory over the Islamic State in Syria. This, of course, was the objective the Kremlin announced in 2015, when Russia first intervened in the country. Yet from the outset, the Russian air campaign primarily hit non-ISIS targets. It soon became clear that Putin’s chief...

    Brookings experts on Trump’s National Security Strategy
    Dec25

    Brookings experts on Trump’s National Security Strategy

    By Suzanne MaloneyOn December 18, 2017, the Trump administration released its first National Security Strategy (NSS). The NSS is a congressionally-mandated document (dating to the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act) that outlines an administration’s appraisal of U.S. national security interests, the global security environment, challenges to U.S....

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations
    Dec01

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations

    By Steven PiferFor nearly 50 years, arms control agreements have contributed to more stable and predictable relations between Washington and Moscow. Beginning in the late 1980s, agreements such as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty followed by the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) went beyond mere limitations to...

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations
    Dec01

    Arms control, security cooperation, and U.S.-Russian relations

    By Steven PiferFor nearly 50 years, arms control agreements have contributed to more stable and predictable relations between Washington and Moscow. Beginning in the late 1980s, agreements such as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty followed by the first Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I) went beyond mere limitations to...

    Mr. Putin: Turning neighbor into adversary
    Nov02

    Mr. Putin: Turning neighbor into adversary

    By Steven PiferRussian policy toward Ukraine is often puzzling. During a visit to Moscow nine years ago, I asked a retired senior Russian diplomat whether anyone in the Kremlin really understood Ukraine. One person did, he replied, but no one paid attention to him. That might explain why Vladimir Putin’s policy is so badly backfiring....

    Alina Polyakova
    Nov01

    Alina Polyakova

    By Rachel SlatteryAlina Polyakova is the David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Foreign Policy program’s Center on the United States and Europe. She specializes in European politics, far-right populism and nationalism, and Russian foreign policy. Polyakova’s recent book, “The Dark Side of European Integration” (ibidem-Verlag and Columbia...

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