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Where Does Russia Stand on the Israel-Hamas War?

Moscow may temporarily profit from the West’s focus on the Middle East, but navigating its ties in the region will be tricky.

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What Role Does Russia Have to Play in Hamas’s Invasion of Israel? Q&A with Expert Hanna Notte

Notte: It’s a big stretch to say Russia would endorse Hamas’s bloody assault and risk outright disruption in relations with Israel and with the Gulf states.

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The Age of Great-Power Distraction

Great-power distraction invites considerable long-term risk.

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Russia’s Axis of the Sanctioned

Moscow Is Bringing Washington’s Enemies Together

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Congressional staffers created antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And that’s a good thing.

Staffers learn how easy it might be to genetically engineer a pathogen and how synthetic biology can speed up the manufacturing of medicinal compounds.


The New Authoritarian Axis: Russian Relations with North Korea and Iran

PODCAST: Assessing the significance of Russia’s increasingly close relationships with Pyongyang and Tehran for U.S. national security.

Vasilis Petropoulos

Research Assistant / DC Office Manager

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Negative Security Assurance and Nuclear Diplomacy: Implications for the Complete Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula

Delve into North Korea’s perspective on negative security assurance (NSA) through an exploration of Pyongyang’s diplomatic narratives and discover the implications for the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Sarah Bidgood

 CNS Non-Resident Scholar

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How Russia Globalized the War in Ukraine

The Kremlin’s Pressure-Point Strategy to Undermine the West