Nikolas K. Gvosdev, a contributing editor at the National Interest.
Putin is warning the United States to back off.
Trump's administration must grasp the costs America is willing to pay and the limits of what can be demanded of Russia.
This is his chance to undo Obama’s legacy.
Decisionmaking has moved away from the cabinet and toward a staff of loyalists in the White House.
The recent political deal in Lebanon could hold the key.
There are no risk-free options.
Moscow didn’t expect things would go this badly.
Serbia’s Vuk Jeremic is the only candidate to release a comprehensive platform.
The next president will need to chart out the areas where Russia can be accommodated, where it must be deterred and what price the U.S. is willing to pay to achieve compellence.
"The Russians may be willing to try and keep the ceasefire process alive, but with signs that fighting has begun to escalate, Moscow may also conclude that further diplomatic effort at this point are meaningless."
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