All In-Depth Research & Reports
Issue BriefMar 5, 2021
Biden and Ukraine: A strategy for the new administration
By Anders Åslund, Daniel Fried, Melinda Haring, John E. Herbst, William B. Taylor, Alexander Vershbow
The United States has been an essential partner for Ukraine since the Kremlin’s invasion in 2014. Now that Joe Biden has taken office, he has a real chance to move past the difficult detour that US-Ukraine relations took under his predecessor.
ReportFeb 24, 2021
Russia after Putin: How to rebuild the state
By Anders Åslund and Leonid Gozman
We do not know when and how President Putin’s regime will end, but there are signs that it is struggling and the end could come in the foreseeable future. We need to start discussing now how a new state should be built on the ruins of the old system.
Issue BriefFeb 16, 2021
Russia’s nuclear activity in 2019: Increasing strength and pressure
By Maxim Starchak
Russia’s nuclear arsenal is a cornerstone of its political and military influence. 2019 stands out as a year with notable shifts in activity, with key indications that nuclear forces will remain a critical mechanism for Moscow to exert pressure.
Issue BriefJan 27, 2021
Biden and Belarus: A strategy for the new administration
By Anders Åslund, Melinda Haring, John E. Herbst, Alexander Vershbow
Joe Biden has an historic opportunity to bring Europe together and reverse the tide of dictatorship by building an international coalition to support democracy in Belarus. This strategy lays out key recommendations for the Biden administration as it prepares its policy toward Belarus.
ReportNov 23, 2020
How the West should deal with Russia
By Alexander Vershbow, Daniel Fried
The United States must deal with Russia as it is, not as it wishes it to be. What does a policy framework to address both Russia’s dismal current realities and its better future potential look like?
ReportNov 17, 2020
Defending the United States against Russian dark money
By Anders Åslund, Julia Friedlander
Warfare has evolved and the United States now faces a major unconventional threat: Russia’s estimated $1 trillion of dark money. With it, the Kremlin can wreak havoc if the US fails to act and recognize this national security threat for what it is.
Issue BriefOct 22, 2020
Central African Republic: Ground zero for Russian influence in Central Africa
By Nathalia Dukhan
The Kremlin has rapidly exploited the recent absence of Western involvement in the Central African Republic. Russian propaganda arms and security forces are propping up the country’s embattled leader in exchange for decisive influence in the region.
In-Depth Research & ReportsSep 21, 2020
The trip from Donbas: Ukraine’s pressing need to defend its veterans
By Lauren Van Metre & John Boerstler
Ukraine’s veterans from the war in the Donbas are at the crossroads of major changes occurring within Ukrainian society today, but a lack of support for veterans creates a critical void in Ukraine’s national security and hobbles its transition to democracy.
ReportJun 5, 2020
New challenges and dwindling returns for Russia’s national champions, Gazprom and Rosneft
By Anders Åslund & Steven Fisher
As Russia’s economic future is clouded by negative demographic trends, new energy technologies and efficiencies, volatile commodity prices, and the likelihood of continued Western sanctions, Gazprom and Rosneft, Russia’s two natural resource champions face a comeuppance: international competition, global and regional market access, capital investment, and revenue/cost efficiency.
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