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Daily news – February 3, 2022 a.m.

AFRICA Artificial intelligence creeps on to the African Battlefield. Nathaniel Allen, Marian “Ify” Okpali, Brookings: Even as the world’s leading militaries race to adopt artificial intelligence in anticipation of future great power war, security forces in one of the world’s most conflict-prone regions are opting for a more measured approach. In Africa, AI is gradually making its […]

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Is There a Way Out of the Russia-NATO Talks Impasse? (Andrey Kortunov, Carnegie Moscow Center)

If Moscow believes that the main security threat it faces is NATO military infrastructure moving closer to Russia’s western borders, it would make sense to focus on the infrastructure itself rather than the theoretical possibility of NATO expansion. Is There a Way Out of the Russia-NATO Talks Impasse? – Carnegie Moscow Center – Carnegie Endowment […]

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Kazakhstan After the Crisis: What Next? (Temur Umarov, Alexander Gabuev, Carnegie Moscow Center)

The rest of President Tokayev’s years in power are unlikely to be uneventful. The new Kazakh president has yet to establish his authority and to surround himself with trusted elites. Most importantly of all, he cannot rely on the loyalty of the security services. Kazakhstan After the Crisis: What Next? – Carnegie Moscow Center – […]

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Podcast: What’s Happening in Kazakhstan? (Alexander Gabuev, Assel Tutumlu, Temur Umarov, Carnegie Moscow Center)

What and who was behind the recent unrest in Kazakhstan? What was the role of Russia? What will become of former president Nursultan Nazarbayev’s family, and what are the implications for other former Soviet countries? Podcast host Alexander Gabuev is joined by Assel Tutumlu, an assistant professor at the Near East University, and Temur Umarov, […]

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What a Week of Talks Between Russia and the West Revealed (Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Moscow Center)

Moscow’s demands of the United States and NATO are in fact the strategic goals of Russian policy in Europe. If Russia cannot achieve them by diplomatic means, it will resort to other methods. What a Week of Talks Between Russia and the West Revealed – Carnegie Moscow Center – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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In the New Space Race, Will Russia and China Triumph Over America? (Natalia Azarova, Carnegie Moscow Center)

As it has intensified in recent years, great power competition has not been confined to the limits of our planet. Many matters of space have been left unaddressed by international law, omissions that space powers have strived to correct to their own advantage. In 1979, the Moon Treaty declared the moon and its natural resources to be […]

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Who Will Get a Slice of Russia’s 5G Pie? (Leonid Kovachich, Carnegie Moscow Center)

The Russian cellular network market is divided among a few foreign suppliers, mostly along geographical lines due to the way it developed over the last few decades. The development of 5G networks in Russia, however, has wiped the slate clean. Regulatory requirements present foreign companies with new rules of the game that would require them […]

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Post-Pandemic, Russia and China Must Improve Migration Governance (Yanliang Pan, Carnegie Moscow Center)

At the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic early last year, there were predictions it would put pressure on bilateral ties between Russia and China. Nearly two years later, relations have actually become better, not worse. True, bilateral trade declined slightly at the beginning of 2020, and stringent COVID inspections at the border still lead to bottlenecks when […]

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Germany’s Russia Test (Liana Fix, Carnegie Moscow Center)

The new German government’s Russia policy could not have gotten off to a more difficult start. Barely a week after Annalena Baerbock was sworn in as Germany’s new foreign minister, she had to expel two Russian diplomats after a Berlin court found a Russian FSB agent guilty of a 2019 “murder by state contract” in […]

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Can Russia and NATO Come to an Agreement? (Vladimir Frolov, Carnegie Moscow Center)

For the last month, Russia has been waging a strategic assault to stop NATO’s expansion to the east once and for all. Moscow is striving to complete what it began in 2014 in Crimea: to alter in its favor the terms on which the Cold War ended. Can Russia and NATO Come to an Agreement? […]

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Chemical Weapons Impasse Reflects Russia’s Broader Conflict With the West (Hanna Notte, Carnegie Moscow Center)

With the world’s focus on the specter of war between Russia and Ukraine, the 26th Conference of States Parties to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague at the end of last month was but a side show. Chemical Weapons Impasse Reflects Russia’s Broader Conflict With the West – Carnegie […]

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How Do Russians Feel About a War With Ukraine? (Andrei Kolesnikov, Carnegie Moscow Center)

One of the most asked questions in recent weeks has been whether Russia will attack Ukraine, despite a slight lessening of tensions in the wake of last week’s video call between the Russian and U.S. presidents. But how would ordinary Russians respond to a war with neighboring Ukraine? How Do Russians Feel About a War […]