• Commentary

    The Confrontation Between the West and Russia: A Tale of Concentric Circles

    Much like Europeans do not fully grasp the angst generated by prospects of Western-incited regime change in Russia, Russians dismiss far too easily how toxic in the EU is Moscow’s political and financial backing of European extreme right-wing movements. Both are viewed as direct threats to existential interests. So long as that deep-seated mistrust regarding each other’s destructive intent toward one another prevails, channels for cooperation will remain limited, and cooperation at the global level will be ad hoc and transactional.

    • Commentary

    Easing Tensions in the Western Balkans

    Even under the best of circumstances, the relationship in the Balkans between Russia, on the one hand, and the EU and the United States, on the other, is bound to be contentious. However, decisionmakers on both sides can craft policies to dial tensions down and pursue common interests where they do exist.

    • Commentary

    Making Sense of the U.S. National Defense Strategy

    Many of the threats and missions identified in the 2018 National Defense Strategy Summary are similar to those of earlier defense strategies. But the priorities have changed dramatically. The 2018 NDS declares that “interstate strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary national security concern,” and the United States is in a “long-term strategic competition” with its main adversaries Russia and China.

    • Event

    Strategic Stability in the 21s Century: Lessons From the Past

    Carnegie Moscow Center hosted a former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry.

    • Commentary

    Highs and Lows: Russia’s Foreign Policy at the start of 2018

    The most memorable developments in Russia’s foreign policy in the past year include a breakthrough in the Middle East; a further escalation of the confrontation with the United States; continued alienation from Europe; and a tactical advance in Asia. Russia has significantly expanded its foreign policy arsenal, but there is still a sharp contrast between the country’s foreign policy ambitions and the limited capabilities of its economy.

    • Commentary

    Changing Speeds: What Do Debates on EU Reform Mean for Russia?

    Russia should do its best to stop being one of the threats that the EU takes into account when determining its development trajectory. Long-term modernization and reform programs are long-term specifically because they structure cooperation for decades ahead, building paradigms that are difficult to escape from, even for the mutually beneficial improvement of relations.

    • Op-Ed

    Russia as a Disruptor of the Post-Cold War Order: To What Effect?

    Today, Moscow militates against the global order dominated by a single power – the United States of America.

    • Event

    Whither the U.S.-Russia Relationship?

    Carnegie Moscow Center hosted Richard N. Haass to discuss the current state of the U.S.-Russia relationship and its future developments.

    • Commentary

    The Tragedy of Russian Foreign Policy. Book Review: “Different Times: Essays on Foreign Policy” by Anatoly Adamishin

    Russia is neither doomed to have adversarial relations with the West nor destined to have friendly ones with it: it is all in the hands of policymakers who need to learn, also from their own mistakes. Anatoly Adamishin’s book provides them with a rich body of experience to work from.

    • Op-Ed

    From Last to First?

    As it aspires to join the elite world club of equal sovereigns, Russia cannot but notice an important fact that no such club actually exists. The simple reason is that the club’s membership is conditioned on mutual transparency and permeability of sovereignties and correlation of sovereign actions with the values understood as the red lines in what one says and does.

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    Editor in Chief of
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    Vladimir Dvorkin
    Major General Dvorkin (retired) is a chief researcher at the Center for International Security at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations.
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    Alexander Gabuev
    Senior Fellow and Chair
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    Moscow Center
    Gabuev is a senior fellow and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
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    Andrei Kolesnikov
    Senior Fellow and Chair
    Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program
    Moscow Center
    Kolesnikov is a senior fellow and the chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
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    Andrey Movchan
    Senior Fellow and Director
    Economic Policy Program
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    Movchan is a senior fellow and director of the Economic Policy Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
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    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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