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Putin and Trump: How to make nonproliferation a priority in 2017

 Even amidst growing tensions, there are several steps that the U.S. and Russia can take in the coming year to reduce the threat of nuclear proliferation.

The Turkish New Year's massacre and the future of terrorism


If the recent tragic events in Istanbul are any indication, nightclubs could become a target for future terrorist attacks by ISIS.

In 2017, stopping hostilities in Ukraine is now a matter of political will


Interview: Alexander Hug of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) in Ukraine discusses the current situation in the war-torn nation, focusing on the need to avert a large-scale humanitarian disaster in the war zone.

Turkey’s New Year party terrorist attack reminds 2017 won’t be easy


Less than 24 hours into the New Year, Turkey experienced the first major terrorist attack of 2017. We look back at the 10 terrorism attacks of the past year that made headlines.


Best of 2016: Russia Direct's 10 articles that attracted most attention

As 2016 came to an end, Russia Direct presents the list of its best articles published throughout the past year.

The covers of Russia Direct's analytical reports. Photo: Russia Direct

The final endgame between Putin and Obama


Vladimir Putin’s restrained response to U.S. cyber sanctions could be an effort to ease the transition process for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. But will this strategy really pay off?

What threats will Russia and the world face in 2017?

As 2016 comes to an end, pundits are coming up with gloomy forecasts for 2017 based on the wide range of geopolitical threats currently facing Russia and the world.

A New Year gift: US imposes sanctions on Moscow for alleged hacking


Washington’s decision to deport 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S. and sanction Russian intelligence officials for the Kremlin’s alleged hacking might intensify confrontation with Moscow before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump comes to power.

How Russia dealt with post-Soviet protracted conflicts in 2016

2016 proved that Russia doesn't have a universal method of resolving the “frozen conflicts” in the post-Soviet space. Every case requires a specific approach.


Utility workers taking down the biggest Lenin statue in Ukraine. Photo: RIA Novosti

Top 5 events in US-Russia relations in 2016 that intensified confrontation

Russia Direct came up with top 5 events in U.S.-Russia relations which highlighted increasing confrontation between the countries in 2016.


2016 aggravated U.S.-Russia confrontation. Photo: RIA Novosti 


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