Russian Foreign Affairs – September, 2016

Russian Foreign Affairs in the News
September, 2016

SSI-banner Russian foreign policy and foreign policies concerning Russia have been of particular interest to those following world affairs lately. With Russia’s more assertive stance on the world stage, Russia’s absorption of Crimea, and resulting sanctions, arms buildups, and global geopolitical restructuring and repositioning, keeping a close eye on this part of the world is especially important to understanding global security and international politics.

This free resource serves to track and analyze these issues as they develop in Eurasia.


How Stable is Russia?
Is Russia roaring back unstoppable? Is Russia on the brink of collapse? The answer is somewhere in the middle.

When National Identity Is More Important Than National Economy
This conversation covers recent political and economic events in Europe and Russia and particularly how Brexit may affect EU-Russia relations.

As Russia Reasserts Itself, US Intelligence Agencies Focus Anew on the Kremlin
US intelligence agencies are expanding spying operations against Russia on a greater scale than at any time since the end of the Cold War, US officials said.

Policy and Conflict Post SovietBusiness Relations Between Russia and the US are Surprisingly Strong
The US Census Bureau reports that the combined value of U.S./Russian imports and exports was almost $25 billion in 2015, up from less than $10 billion in 2000.

Russia Suspends Plutonium Disposal Cooperation With US
Mikhail Ulyanov, head of the department for nonproliferation issues at the Russian Foreign Ministry, has said that the method of plutonium disposal proposed by the Americans allows for the possibility of reusing the plutonium for weapons production.

Russian Levada Center Appeals to Justice Minister Over Foreign Agent Listing
Levada Center was added to the list of non-governmental organizations that receive foreign funding. A Justice Ministry spokesperson said it had been receiving most of its foreign financing from the United States.

About the Author

Josh Wilson
Josh Wilson is the Assistant Director for The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) and Communications Director for Alinga Consulting Group. In those capacities, he has been managing publications and informative websites covering geopolitics, history, business, economy, and politics in Eurasia since 2003. He is based in Moscow, Russia. For SRAS, he also assists in program development and leads the Home and Abroad Programs.