Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Russian Nukes in Space Would Undermine Global Stability and Ignite an Anti-satellite Arms Race

Placing nuclear weapons in space could spark a new arms race. Because one purpose of space weapons is to destroy an adversary’s space weapons, the U.S. may respond to Russian weapons with their own. Russia may then counter with new weapons to maintain its advantage. Others, like China, may react to American weapons, which could prompt a response from India, followed by one from Pakistan.

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War of Obsession: Why Putin is Risking Russia’s Future

The invasion marks the beginning of a new era for not just the European security order but also Russian society.

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Why the War in Ukraine Could Reshape the European Nuclear Order

Another Russian attack on Ukraine would jeopardize talks between Washington and Moscow on strategic stability and a follow-on agreement to New START.

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War in Ukraine: Erdogan’s Greatest Challenge Yet

Turkey would attempt to sit on the fence if conflict breaks out in Ukraine. But with domestic challenges rising at home, Recep Tayyip Erdogan may not be able to withstand the pressure from either Russia or NATO allies.

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Why Russia is Threatening to Escalate the Ukraine Conflict

European governments have yet to learn a key lesson from the war in Ukraine. The alternative reality the Kremlin lives in is becoming increasingly dangerous.

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At 70, is NATO Still Important? 5 Essential Reads

Several scholars around the U.S. have looked at aspects of the role of NATO in a changing world.

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Japan Courts Russia at Sochi Summit

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to travel to Russia in spite of US warnings, and to propose a new level of economic cooperation, may prove to be an important step in pursuing a stronger long-term relationship with Russia.

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What’s Behind Russia’s Rapprochement With Pakistan?

What does the Kremlin’s emphasis on Pakistan say about the state of Russia-India ties?

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Why Putin Has Pulled Russia out of Syria

The Russian president is proving he has learned what America didn't: to quit while ahead.

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Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?

Russia can be seen as maneuvering to split OPEC into two blocs, with Russia, although not a member, persuading the "Russian bloc" to isolate Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arab OPEC members within OPEC. This might persuade the Saudis to seek a compromise with the have nots.

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