Transatlantic Forum on Russia

The Transatlantic Forum on Russia is a CNAS project that will convene working groups focused on a range of priority issue areas and generate ideas for how the U.S. and Europe can both confront and engage the Kremlin in key domains including arms control and strategic stability, sanctions, anti-corruption, Ukraine and the Eastern neighborhood, the Arctic, climate change, cyber and hybrid threats, and engaging young Russians and Russian civil society. The Forum is spearheaded by Transatlantic Security Program Director and Senior Fellow, Andrea Kendall-Taylor.

In the first 100 days of the new U.S. Administration, Russia has demonstrated that it will remain a persistent challenge. The Biden Administration has signaled that strengthening coordination with Europe is a crucial pillar of its efforts to address Russia. At the same time, deterioration in Russia-Europe relations—which accelerated in the wake of the Kremlin’s attacks on opposition leader Navalny and its military buildup in and around Ukraine— creates seemingly fertile ground for greater transatlantic cooperation on Russia. Yet beyond the positive rhetoric, there is no clear roadmap for how the United States and Europe can work together. The Forum’s goal is to facilitate transatlantic dialogue and ultimately to produce concrete recommendations for how the United States and Europe can work together to address the Russia challenge.

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Transatlantic Security

Toward a New Transatlantic Approach to Russia Sanctions

As Russia continues to build its forces on Ukraine’s border, the United States and its allies have laid out the economic costs that Russian President Vladimir Putin would face...

Transatlantic Security

Arms Control and Strategic Stability with Russia

The United States and its NATO partners have successfully managed the challenge of deterrence and reassurance for generations. The risk of conflict, even nuclear conflict, wit...

Transatlantic Security

Navigating Relations with Russia in the Arctic

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Brussels Sprouts offers small bites on transatlantic security, NATO, the EU, Russia, and all things Europe. Hosted by Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend.

Transatlantic Security

Russia’s Escalating Pressure on Ukraine and Europe, with Michael Kofman and Kadri Liik

How should the United States and Europe interpret and respond to Russia’s various efforts to exert pressure on its neighbors, including its military buildup on the border with...

Transatlantic Security

Crackdown Ahead of Duma Elections, with Russian Opposition Member Dmitry Gudkov and Maria Snegovaya

What does the Kremlin’s crackdown ahead of the recent Duma elections tell us about the current domestic political situation in Russia? Russian opposition leader Dmitri Gudkov ...

Transatlantic Security

Not One Inch, with Mary Sarotte

How did the NATO expansion process during the 1990s influence the relationship between Russia and the West? Mary Sarotte joins Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discus...

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