Dmitri Trenin is the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center.
"The Obama administration is unlikely to fall for the Putin plan of a grand coalition with Moscow, Tehran and Damascus to accomplish that, but a degree of coordination is advisable."
Five key takeaways from this year's show in Red Square.
Breaking down Moscow's decision and what it will mean for the Middle East and relations with Washington.
"Above all, what Ukraine needs today is for the West to lean hard on Kiev in support of economic and political reform."
"The world disorder that so many pundits talked about for years has finally arrived in Europe."
"Russia will retaliate against a nuclear/WMD attack against itself and/or its allies; and it will also go nuclear if an existential threat is posed by a conventional attack."
"The lesson of the Napoleonic wars about the need to integrate a former adversary—which was forgotten after WWI, with disastrous consequences and then heeded after WWII—has been forgotten again."
Russia has territory, resources and a sizable nuclear arsenal, for all that is worth today, but it lacks real economic strength. Can it correct this deficiency?
Should the cease-fire be allowed to break down completely, the danger of a war in Ukraine will immediately reappear. Both sides must take urgent steps to avoid it.
Putin and Poroshenko's recent meeting in Minsk opened the door for dialogue. Can Merkel keep it open?
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