20 Years of Leading Analysis

Ukraine and the Aftermath of the Downing of Flight MH17

Guardian July 19, 2014

An immediate ceasefire and independent inquiry into the Malaysia Airlines plane crash are necessary to reverse the trend toward mutual destruction in Ukraine.


The Ukraine Crisis and the Resumption of Great-Power Rivalry

Paper July 9, 2014

Russia has stepped forward in Ukraine to protect its vital interests—which the West saw as aggression by a revisionist power. The ensuing conflict will last long and have an impact far beyond Europe.


U.S. Sanctions May Aid Russian Reform

Global Times July 7, 2014

Russia could use the U.S.-led sanctions to begin its long-delayed re-industrialization and to start building a modern economy.


Moscow’s Task Is to Build a Nation Not an Empire

Financial Times July 1, 2014

If Russia wants to stay in the game of global competition, it has no choice but to work toward becoming a civic nation, a rules-based polity, and a modern economy.


The Global Dynamics of the Syrian Conflict

Series June 9, 2014

Carnegie experts from all over the world analyze external actors’ strategic and geopolitical interests in Syria and the attempts made to protect those interests amid an ongoing civil war.

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Russia Faces Tough Road to Success

China Daily May 19, 2014

Vladimir Putin’s visit to China indicates that the vector of Russian foreign policy has changed dramatically, and Russia has been seeking ways to strengthen ties with leading non-Western powers.

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