Russia Matters is a new Harvard-based project made possible by the Carnegie Corporation. Their website, dedicated to U.S. policy toward Russia, U.S.-Russian relations, and Russian policies that impact vital U.S. national interests, is a go-to resource for academics, journalists, and government officials from around the world. Interested parties can subscribe to their digests and media advisories
- Detailed timelines of major events in the U.S.-Russian relationship from 1983 to 2020 and bilateral nuclear security cooperation;
- A wide array of interactive factual data on Russia’s economy, demographics and more;
- Fact-checks on a variety of contestable claims made in recent years, along with a debate feature to take on the thornier issues;
- Explainers on topics ranging from Russia’s defense spending to a “cheat sheet” of the major U.S. and EU sanctions on Russia;
- Insights and recommendations about Russia from eminent thinkers, as well as reviews of recent and noteworthy Russia-related books in field;
- Weekly updates on latest Russia-related news and analyses organized under individual rubrics (e.g., non-proliferation, energy exports, election interference);
- A blog featuring short takes on the latest developments;
- An events section featuring upcoming webinars;
- And a resources section with listings of research, job and educational opportunities, as well as a list of Russia experts available to the public.
Recent contributors include: Naval War College’s Nikolas Gvosdev; Yale University’s Thomas Graham; the George Washington University’s Marlene Laruelle; Brandeis University’s Gary Samore; International Crisis Group’s Olga Oliker; Center for the National Interest’s Paul Saunders; Kings College London’s Domitilla Sagramoso; Brookings’ Steven Pifer; CNA’s Michael Kofman; and RUSI’s Emily Ferris.