New Cold War

  • Eurasia Outlook
    What’s Behind Lithuania’s Restored Compulsory Military Service?
    Konstantin Ranks, Luke Coffey March 10, 2015

    About seven years after abolishing compulsory military service and amidst the tense situation in Ukraine, Lithuania has restored conscription. Eurasia Outlook asked its experts to weigh in on the deeper meaning of this maneuver and what its consequences might be.

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    Sanctions Vortex or Global Thinking?
    Sergej Sumlenny March 4, 2015 Русский

    The European and U.S. sanctions seem to be the most challenging factor for western companies doing business in Russia. As sanctions lists and types of sanctions have got more and more complicated during the last year, clarity has decreased and risks have increased dramatically.

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    Russia’s Performance at the Munich Security Conference: A Symptom or a Cause?
    Alexander Gabuev February 10, 2015 Русский

    When Russian diplomats talk about Ukraine, they are actually speaking to just one man—Vladimir Putin. Moscow does not see any value in reaching out to the broad policy community in the West. The scary thing is that this behavior is not a consequence of the Ukrainian crisis, but one of its major sources.

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    When It Comes to Nuclear Weapons, Words Are Deeds
    Alexei Arbatov February 9, 2015 Русский

    Those fearing a repeat of the Cold War should understand that the current situation may be worse than the Cold War in some respects.

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    Brief Commentary on the Termination of the Nunn-Lugar Program
    Vladimir Dvorkin February 6, 2015 Русский

    It is extremely difficult to predict the prospects for new comprehensive agreements on nuclear threat reduction in the midst of the current international crisis. But crises do not last forever, and there may come a time when all of the facets of the unique Nunn-Lugar program will be deemed useful.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Nuclear Weapons in Russia’s Amended Military Doctrine
    Vladimir Dvorkin January 22, 2015

    Some experts’ concern that the amended version of the Russian military doctrine would significantly alter conditions for nuclear weapons’ use in the context of the Ukraine crisis and the resulting sharp escalation of the military and political situation has turned out to be premature.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Eurasia Outlook
    Dmitri Trenin January 1, 2015

    Throughout the year, Eurasia Outlook has been trying to bring to your attention a variety of views from across the vast region on the region itself. At the beginning of 2015, we are taking a customary holiday break. We will be back on January 12.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Looking Back on 2014
    Alexey Malashenko, Mikhail Krutikhin, Alexei Arbatov December 30, 2014

    Eurasia Outlook asked its experts to reflect on the dramatic events of 2014 and to share their predictions for Russia's future and for its role on the global stage going forward.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    2014: Russia’s New Military Doctrine Tells It All
    Dmitri Trenin December 29, 2014 Русский

    As one of his final acts in 2014, President Putin signed on December 26 the country’s new military doctrine. The new doctrine makes it clear that even if the West is not officially an adversary, it is a powerful competitor and a bitter rival, a source of most of military risks and threats.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Putin’s Urbi et Orbi
    Dmitri Trenin December 5, 2014

    Vladimir Putin’s annual address to parliament on December 4, 2014 has laid down the Kremlin's medium-term strategy. The next four or five years will be very difficult if not critical for Russia, and the Russians, in Putin’s view, absolutely must meet the challenges and win.


Carnegie Experts on New Cold War

  • Alexander Baunov
    Senior Associate
    Editor in Chief of
    Moscow Center

    Baunov is a senior associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of

  • Vladimir Dvorkin
    Distinguished Military Fellow
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center

    Major General Dvorkin (retired) is a distinguished military fellow in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.

  • Alexander Gabuev
    Senior Associate and Chair
    Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program
    Moscow Center

    Gabuev is a senior associate and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.

  • Andrei Kolesnikov
    Senior Associate and Chair
    Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program
    Moscow Center

    Kolesnikov is a senior associate and the chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.

  • Dmitri Trenin
    Moscow Center

    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.


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