Domestic Politics Distort Relations with Russia


by Robert E. Hunter Additional sanctions on Russia, followed by Moscow’s drastic cutting of the US government’s presence in the Russian Federation, take the “Russia issue” to a new level of intensity and risk of Cold War II. Most blame… Continue Reading  

Partisan Tribalism and Attitudes Toward Russia


by Paul R. Pillar A poll conducted by YouGov shows that sentiment among Republicans toward Russian President Vladimir Putin has become significantly more positive (or at least significantly less negative) than it was just a couple of years ago.  This… Continue Reading  

Putin’s Revenge: Regime Change in Washington DC


by Gordon Adams As the stories about Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election begin to swell, it seems possible that Vladimir Putin may have succeeded in the U.S. where the U.S. failed in Moscow: regime change in the adversary… Continue Reading  

Russia: Goodbye, Levada?


by Hannah Gais Russia’s State Duma elections this week may have been historic for their wildly low voter turnout and another batch of accusations of voter fraud. But they also coincided with another crackdown on one of the country’s most… Continue Reading