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Public Opinion in Russia: Russians’ Attitudes on Economic and Domestic Issues

A poll of the Russian public, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, was released today. The poll, which includes a nationally representative in-person survey of 2,008 Russian adults taken between November 22 and December 7, 2014, found that President Vladimir Putin is extremely popular. Few say the economy is in good condition and most say that sanctions are hurting the Russian economy.

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Putin Falters Using Yeltsin's Playbook

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first (contemporary) Russian invasion of Chechnya. While made by the Yeltsin administration, that decision has had an enormous impact on current Russian identity and now President Vladimir Putin's power. Moreover, this strategy of two decades ago has a familiar ring: promote popular approval during hard times by turning to violence against some undesirable “other” — Chechen terrorists in 1994 and Ukrainian fascists today.

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Indiana University expert: Russia’s aggression presents challenge for NATO

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Indiana University expert: Baltic states would welcome NATO bases

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U.S. and NATO dealing with an "emboldened Putin"

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Poland's leadership of NATO signals a decisive and historic turn

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NATO Summit’s Agenda Bigger Than Anticipated; Resurgent Russia, ISIS Add Complexities

American University School of International Service experts are available to discuss the Wales NATO summit.

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Baylor Expert Available to Discuss Ukraine/Russia Issues

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Russian Food Import Ban Violates WTO Obligations, Attempts to Leverage "Big Ag" in U.S.

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Russian History Expert Says Putin Is Not Reigniting the Cold War, Just Re-Drawing the Borders with Former USSR States

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