February 23, 2018

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What policy will Trump pursue in Central Asia?

While the U.S. has announced intentions to pull back from the world scene, any sign that Russia or China is gaining too much influence in Central Asia could force the hand of the Trump administration.

Why US policy toward Russia will not take a U-turn under Trump


The current “bromance” between Trump and Putin and early signs that the two leaders will find common ground are no assurance of good and sustainable relations between the U.S. and Russia.

Trump's inauguration, the Davos forum and the Eurosceptic summit

Russian media roundup: The inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, the Davos economic forum and the convention of Eurosceptics in Germany all made headlines last week.

Audacity of hope: Impact of Barack Obama's legacy

Despite the criticism of his opponents, President Barack Obama leaves his mark on history as the president of hope.


Russia braces itself for a Trump presidency


The long-awaited inauguration of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president has been a source of constant debate within Russia’s expert community, which continues to point to his unpredictability.

Nonproliferation or nuclear buildup: What path will Trump follow?


When Putin and Trump meet for the first time, one major topic of discussion could be the fate of each nation’s nuclear missile systems.

Pictured: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Photo: AP

The Kremlin's difficult balancing act in preserving the political status quo


With presidential elections looming on the horizon, the Kremlin faces difficult choices about how to preserve social and economic stability without overreaching its authority.

From Obama to Trump: Is Cold War really averted?


The Trump administration has a unique opportunity to change the American foreign policy debate about Russia and move beyond the policy of containment.

Obama's legacy, Trump's dossier and Canada's new foreign minister

Russian media roundup: Barack Obama’s presidential legacy, Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration, and the appointment of Canada’s new foreign minister all made headlines in Russia last week.

Pictured: Outgoiing President Barack Obama. Photo: White House / Pete Souza

Why the Russian economic crisis is far from over


Despite encouraging signs, Russian economists and politicians continue to express only cautious optimism about the future of the economy.


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