Foreign and Security Policy

The program covers a broad spectrum of foreign policy and security issues, including Russia’s relations with the U.S. and Western Europe, the creation of a common Euro-Atlantic security system, Russia’s cooperation with its neighbors, the evolving relationship with Central and Eastern Europe, and the development of ties with China, Japan and other Asian powers.

  • Commentary

    Mapping Russia’s New Approach to the Post-Soviet Space

    The geopolitical retreat that Russia began three decades ago has ended, and a new policy of selective expansion based on Russia’s national interests has commenced.

  • Commentary

    How Does the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Look From Moscow?

    NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, about Russia's options as world powers try to deter President Putin from an invasion of Ukraine.

  • Commentary

    Are We On the Brink of War? An Interview With Dmitri Trenin

    Following Moscow’s demands for security guarantees from the United States and NATO, Carnegie Moscow Center director Dmitri Trenin was interviewed by Kommersant’s Elena Chernenko about Russia’s future steps with regard to Ukraine and the West.

  • Commentary

    What a Week of Talks Between Russia and the West Revealed

    Moscow’s demands of the United States and NATO are in fact the strategic goals of Russian policy in Europe. If Russia cannot achieve them by diplomatic means, it will resort to other methods.

  • Commentary

    Russia Takes a Gamble in Kazakhstan

    If Russia succeeds in propping up the regime in Kazakhstan and making it more pro-Russian, then the Central Asian nation could, like Belarus, become a more reliable ally and partner for Russia.

  • Commentary

    What Putin Really Wants in Ukraine

    Putin’s actions suggest that his true goal is not to conquer Ukraine and absorb it into Russia but to change the post-Cold War setup in Europe’s east. That setup left Russia as a rule-taker without much say in European security, which was centered on NATO.

  • Event

    Russia and Climate Change: From Psychological Breakthrough to Practical Policy Strategies

    How will the carbon neutrality pledges adopted by the world’s principal economic players impact on Russian exports? What are the parameters and prospects for a successful energy transition in Russia? Join Thane Gustafson, professor of political science at Georgetown University, and Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, to explore these issues and more.

  • Commentary

    Russia-India: From Rethink to Adjust to Upgrade

    Russian-Indian relations are traditionally good. The chemistry between the leaders is excellent, and members of the public are well disposed toward each other. Economic ties have long been stalling, however, and mutual suspicions have recently been creeping in over India’s relations with America, and Russia’s with China. To make the good relationship truly great, Moscow must rethink, adjust, and upgrade its approach to India. Vladimir Putin’s forthcoming visit to New Delhi could be a starting point.

  • Commentary

    Russian Foreign Policy: Shifting Gears

    Not long ago, a popular Russian joke went: “Those who do not want to listen to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will have to deal with Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.” Now it is official.

    • May 05, 2017
    • Eurasia Group Foundation
    Dmitri Trenin
    Rethinking Russia
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    • September 26, 2015
    • ABC’s Saturday Extra
    Nikolay Kozhanov
    Putin Power in Syria
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    • September 15, 2015
    • CNN’s Amanpour
    Nikolay Kozhanov
    Russia’s Game in Syria
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