Tag: EURASIA

  • Can the US and Russia Agree on Cyber Rules?

    Ransomware attacks targeting American businesses and critical infrastructure are highlighting how difficult it will be for the Biden administration to achieve its stated goal of stable and predictable relations with Russia.  The nature of the cyber domain blurs old lines that once separated armed combat from espionage, governments from non-state actors, and public diplomacy from

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  • Assessing the Results of the Biden-Putin Summit

    How should we interpret the results of the summit meeting in Geneva between presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin?  Did either side succeed in advancing its goals?  What impact might their meeting have on the course of relations between the world’s foremost nuclear powers?   On June 17, 2021, the Center for the National Interest

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  • What to Look for at the Biden-Putin Summit

    Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will meet in Geneva next week under much different circumstances than those surrounding the ill-fated meeting in Helsinki between Putin and Donald Trump in 2018.  Few suspect that Biden harbors any secret affection for Putin or rejects key judgments of the US Intelligence Community.  Few believe that any grand

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  • Managing Confrontation in US-Russian Relations

    The Biden administration’s initial approach to Russia contrasts with that of every other American administration since the fall of the Soviet Union, all of which began by calling for improved relations with Moscow.  Biden has been quick to impose sanctions and call out perceived Russian misdeeds, but he has been equally quick to pursue dialogue

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  • Escalating Tensions in Ukraine

    Tensions are rising ominously in eastern Ukraine.  Fighting has surged along the line of contact between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists.  Kyiv has cracked down internally on perceived Russian-sympathizers.  Russia has moved thousands of troops near the border with Ukraine, prompting Kyiv to turn to NATO with calls for support.  Many are painting the

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