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The Kremlin was quick to send military medical aid to Italy, Serbia, and the United States. The aim: getting sanctions lifted.


It’s tempting to see a nefarious and belligerent Russia behind every threat. But has the West created a convenient bogey man?


Just as COVID-19 presents a threat to public health, China’s and Russia’s authoritarianism presents a threat to the West, warn our authors from the International Republican Institute.


Putin’s handling of the coronavirus crisis has produced a paradox: instead of using the pandemic to further strengthen his personalized power, Russia’s president has refused to take tough measures.


Russia has deliberately expanded its relationships with African countries in recent years.


France is overtaking Germany when it comes to relations with Russia. But only if both countries work together can Europe hope to deal successfully …


Russia is waging a hybrid war against NATO and Europe: a coordinated campaign of military, non-military, and subversive actions. The Europeans need to do …


Crimea, Syria, Libya―Russia appears to go from success to success. In reality, however, the country’s power is declining. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin appears to …


All wealth in Russia is first generation—and that generation is getting old. How can the regime ensure continuity for the future? The Kremlin has …


Of course transparency on NATO’s Eastern flank is important. But until Russia stops its provocations, it will be hard to reduce tensions. 


Despite Vladimir Putin’s crackdown on protestors, politicians in eastern Germany are emphasizing their ties with Russia—and practicing post-communist identity politics.


Poland won’t exactly be getting the “Fort Trump” it wanted. But NATO’s robust force posture in the East, like Russia’s, still risks being misinterpreted. 


China and Russia seem to be getting ever closer, but the image of a deep Putin-Xi friendship can be deceiving. The EU should soberly …


With Nord Stream 2, Berlin is supporting a project that will hurt its credibility.


The Kremlin will continue to try and exploit political chaos and uncertainty arising from the Trump presidency. Europe needs to focus on strengthening NATO …


Europeans and Americans are failing to coordinate their Russia policies. At a time when the old world order is disappearing fast, their loss of …