All In-Depth Research & Reports
Issue BriefAug 23, 2023
The case for seizing Putin regime assets
By Kristina Hook and Yonah Diamond
A coordinated asset-seizure program connected to Russian aggression and atrocities can build international consensus—increasing the effectiveness of economic responses to Russia’s war, eighteen months in.
ReportApr 28, 2023
Kazakhstan could lead Central Asia in mitigating the world’s energy and food shortages
By Margarita Assenova, Ariel Cohen, and Wesley Hill
The five Central Asian states can make a meaningful contribution to mitigating the world’s energy and food deficits, but this will require determination by local governments and the commitment of Western government and business partners.
Issue BriefJun 14, 2022
Attacks on hospitals from Syria to Ukraine: Improving prevention and accountability mechanisms
By Elise Baker, Gissou Nia
When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, it soon began implementing one of its frequent—and criminal—tactics that it had already been using in its military intervention in Syria: bombing healthcare and medical facilities.
ReportJun 9, 2022
Free but secure trade: Priorities in support of national security
By Franklin D. Kramer
This report focuses on that interaction of economics and national security with recommendations to achieve the “free but secure trade” that US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has identified as an objective.
Issue BriefJun 1, 2022
Russia’s war on global food security
By Anders Åslund
Russia’s war on Ukraine has sparked sea changes in global politics on a historic scale. As the West grapples with how to move forward, addressing Russia’s culpability in exploiting a global food crisis—and mitigating the damage—is essential.
ReportFeb 8, 2022
Global Strategy 2022: Thwarting Kremlin aggression today for constructive relations tomorrow
By John E. Herbst, Anders Åslund, David J. Kramer, Alexander Vershbow, and Brian Whitmore
How can the United States and its partners counter the Kremlin’s aggressive policies abroad while laying the groundwork for what could one day be a mutually beneficial relationship with a Russia that respects the rule of law and international norms?
ReportDec 21, 2021
Axis of collusion: The fragile Putin-Xi partnership
By Harley Balzer
The close relationship between the leaders of Russia and China drives what many think is a developing Sino-Russian alliance, but tensions over deep issues remain. Just how close are these great powers?
ReportMay 3, 2021
The impact of Western sanctions on Russia and how they can be made even more effective
By Anders Åslund, Maria Snegovaya
While Western sanctions have not succeeded in forcing the Kremlin to fully reverse its actions and end aggression in Ukraine, the economic impact of financial sanctions on Russia has been greater than previously understood.
Issue BriefApr 27, 2021
What will the impact be if Nord Stream 2 is completed?
By Anders Åslund
A completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline will have an impact on a number of issues, from national and energy security to geopolitical and governance considerations, all while the gas supply will hardly be impacted with costs already sunk. Does the pipeline make commercial sense?