Foreign and Security Policy

The program covers a broad spectrum of foreign policy and security issues, including Russia’s relations with the U.S. and Western Europe, the creation of a common Euro-Atlantic security system, Russia’s cooperation with its neighbors, the evolving relationship with Central and Eastern Europe, and the development of ties with China, Japan and other Asian powers.

    • Op-Ed

    Moscow Plays It Cool on NK Nuclear Crisis

    Russia has played it cool in the current North Korea crisis, convinced that the spike in tensions will soon subside. Moscow, however, is under no illusion: The security situation on the Korean Peninsula continues to deteriorate and the next alert is just around the corner.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    What Can Japan Offer Russia?

    The window of opportunity for improving Russo-Japanese relations is still open, at least for now. Russia’s main objectives are to attract Japanese investment into its national economic development programs and to continue to diversify its policies in the Asia-Pacific and on the international stage, where Japan plays an important and increasingly independent role.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Rethinking Russia

    The conflict between the United States and Russia is a conflict between dominance and leadership, as far the U.S. is concerned, and Russia’s yearning for a global oligarchy.

    • Op-Ed

    No Foreseeable Progress in US-Russia Ties

    The US-Russian relationship under Trump will mainly focus on reducing risks of collision, taking confidence-building measures, and engaging in other forms of war avoidance. Improved relations can only result from a change in the basic attitude of either of the two countries toward the other.

    • Testimony

    Perspectives on Russia

    • Dmitri Trenin, Alexander R. Vershbow, Rita E. Hauser, Paula Dobriansky
    • April 12, 2017
    • Council on Foreign Relations

    Experts provide insight on the internal politics of Russia, as well as the current state of U.S.-Russia relations.

    • Op-Ed

    Russia Needs American Help to Seal the Deal in Syria

    The risk of a confrontation has increased since Friday, but, paradoxically, greater American involvement in Syria may also bring about closer US-Russian co-operation there, leading eventually to a political settlement and an end to the bloody six-year civil war.

    • Op-Ed

    Russia Is the House That Vladimir Putin Built – and He’ll Never Abandon It

    By co-opting the masses against the elite, the President Putin has shaped Russia to echo his values and grievances. And now he’s working to secure his legacy.

    • Diwan

    Fateful Triangle

    How does Russia position itself between Iran and Israel in the Middle East?

    • Op-Ed

    New Triangular Diplomacy Emerges Amid Changing Global Political Landscape

    Rather than forging an alliance against the third corner of the triangle, China and Russia should join forces in building a new regional system at the time when the global order is in transition.

    • Op-Ed

    With Friends Like These...

    Trump’s arrival in the White House has put the worsening U.S.-Russian confrontation on hold, for now.

Carnegie Experts on
Foreign and Security Policy

  • Elena Bogatyreva
    Program Coordinator
    Moscow Center
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    Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    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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