Russia & FSU
What’s Old Is New Again: Cold War Lessons for Countering Disinformation
Hostile foreign states are using weaponized information to attack the United States. Russia and China are disseminating disinformation about domestic U.S. race relations and COVID-19 to undermine and discredit the U.S. government. These information warfare…
Why Cyber Dogs Have Yet to Bark Loudly in Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
Prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, pundits agreed that the ongoing crisis was likely to involve extensive cyber conflict. Some argued that cyber war would accompany traditional forms of warfare. Others claimed that cyber conflict would substitute for a…
Book Review Roundtable: Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy
In this roundtable, we asked a group of experts to discuss Dmitry (Dima) Adamsky's latest book, "Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy," about the nexus of the Russian Orthodox Church and Russia's nuclear complex.
Rubles, Dollars, and Power: U.S. Intelligence on the Soviet Economy and Long-Term Competition
This response essay explores some of the key areas of agreement and disagreement between two recent articles on Cold War-era assessments of the Soviet economy.
Bill and Boris: A Window Into a Most Important Post-Cold War Relationship
Against the backdrop of an enormous power differential between their two countries, Clinton and Yeltsin established a close personal rapport. They used those positive feelings to interact effectively even when they were being frank in their disagreements, the…
Assessing Soviet Economic Performance During the Cold War: A Failure of Intelligence?
For years, scholars have argued that economists and the CIA failed to see that the Soviet Union's economy was headed toward collapse. But are they right?