Hybrid War: Russia vs. the West


2021: Another Sad Year for EU-Russia Relations

Navalny’s return to Russia on January 17 has created a prominent link between Germany/the EU and Russian domestic politics—the geopoliticization of domestic politics—which neither side will be able to ignore in the future.

Russia and Europe: the Current Impasse and the Way Out

Russia and the European Union need to imagine a more realistic goal for their relationship: a model of neighborliness, in which the inevitable disagreements will be managed in order to prevent disruptive conflicts and damaging collisions.

Dealing With Biden's America

The main thrust of U.S. policy toward Russia has not changed much with the advent of a new administration. U.S.-Russian interaction on strategic stability issues will go hand-in-hand with persistent condemnation and retribution for what Biden calls Russia’s determination to damage and disrupt American democracy.

Podcast: Managing the Great-Power Competition Between Russia and the U.S.

There may be no reset in U.S.-Russian relations under the Biden administration, but what can be done to defuse tensions and avoid worst-case scenarios?

A New Start for Arms Control?

Extending the New START is only the first and easiest step in rebuilding the U.S.–Russian arms control system from its ruins.

The Pandemic Has Failed to Unite Russia and Europe

The pandemic world has splintered into something akin to self-sufficient national bubbles, and the crisis has shown once again that the European bubble does not include Russia.

Is There a Future for Open Skies Without Russia?

Without Moscow’s participation, the treaty loses its rationale. NATO members could start conducting flights over each other’s territory or shift their flight quotas to non-NATO state parties, but in both cases, the treaty would be reduced to a symbolic function.

An 'Act of War?' Avoiding a Dangerous Crisis in Cyberspace

The current U.S.-Russian confrontation is a state of relations one step removed from war. Engaging in consultations aimed at developing some basic rules of the road in cyberspace makes eminent sense.

Managing Adversity: Russia and the Baltics

The Baltic countries and Russia need to talk to each other. A lack of communication could cause incidents to escalate and lead to a military confrontation. For this reason, dialogue on military risk reduction with Russia and Belarus is crucial.

How to Safely Manage U.S.-Russian Great-Power Competition

This is not a call for a reset or a new partnership, but rather for a responsible, less hostile relationship between rivals bitterly divided by visions of world order, geopolitical interests, and values.
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