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  • Should America Seek to Humiliate Russia in Ukraine?

    As Russia and Ukraine battle for control over the Donbas, a controversy has begun to emerge about Western war aims. Should the West, as Henry Kissinger recently suggested at Davos, seek to reach an accommodation with Russia that preserves it as a central part of the European balance of power? Or should America and its

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  • Does Nuclear War Loom with Russia? A Discussion with Dimitri K. Simes.

    The war in Ukraine has confronted America and its allies with questions of central importance about the fate of national security in Europe and elsewhere. Will Russia contemplate the actual use of nuclear weapons in Ukraine or even against NATO countries in the event that the war continues to go badly for Moscow, presenting a

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  • What the War in Ukraine Means for the Future of Russian Governance

    The war in Ukraine and the crisis it has triggered in Moscow’s relations with the West has had a major impact on the Russian political system. New laws banning criticism of official policies are being passed, publications and TV stations are being closed, and the general tone of Russian state media is growing harsher and

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  • Will Putin’s Invasion of Ukraine Lead to Nuclear War?

    Could Russia’s invasion of Ukraine lead to a nuclear confrontation between Russia and the United States? Few would have imagined that such a nightmare scenario was possible even a few years ago. But Vladimir Putin’s recent directive putting Russia’s strategic nuclear forces on a “special regime of combat duty,” coupled with his ominous warning about

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  • What Comes Next with Russia?

    For many years, experts have predicted a return to Cold War between Russia and the West. President Vladimir Putin’s decision this week to recognize the independence of Ukraine’s separatist republics, however, means that a different form of warfare—a hot war—is almost inevitable. The key questions at this point are how extensive the war in Ukraine

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