Andrey Makarychev
The Germans have finally lumped Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus into one group - not only geographically - but politically too. These countries share not only oppressive regimes, but also a history of resistance to them. The Congress "Protest. Culture. Politics" held in Berlin at the Heinrich Boell...
Alexander Cooley
(Co-authors: Alexander Cooley, Marlene Laruelle) Russian strategy toward Central Asia generates great interest in Western academic and policy circles, but few analytical nuances. Depending on the source, Russia is often characterized as wanting to dominate or control the region, to reconstitute the...
Mikhail Troitskiy
(Carnegie Europe) With Asia rising and the West still confronting crises, power is diffusing and the world is becoming ever more complex. This shifting landscape presents decisionmakers across the globe with increased uncertainty. Meanwhile, the need for financial austerity confronts governments...
Dmitry Gorenburg
The Russian Ministry of Defense recently published its activity plan for the rest of the decade. Everyone who can read Russian should go look at the handy summary in table form. There’s a lot of information there. I’ll try to pick out some of the highlights here. The first section covers personnel...
Elizabeth Wishnick
Long accustomed to a seat on the sidelines of East Asian affairs, Russia now finds itself sought after as an energy and military partner, particularly by Vietnam, but increasingly by a wider range of states in Southeast Asia. Russia’s growing relations with Southeast Asian states, especially in...
Andrey Makarychev
With Moscow closing one policy pathway after another—no participation in the European Neighborhood Program, no common approach to managing the Ukrainian energy system, no dialogue on human rights, no joint position on Syria, no ratification of the “third energy package,” no cooperation on the...
Andrey Makarychev
Chairmanship in international organizations is one institutional form of soft power major states use to establish common policy frameworks and enhance their leadership potential. The agendas of chairing governments usually reflect policy spheres in which they have major traction and can thus lead...

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