U.S. Strategic Competition with Russia: A RAND Research Primer [book]

central theme of the 2017 U.S. National Security Strategy is the "growing political, economic, and military competitions" between the United States and several state adversaries, one of which is Russia. 1 Russia's early 2014 invasion and annexation of Crimea made it clear how far Moscow would go to advance its interests, including the redrawing of internationally recognized borders. U.S. competition with Russia occurs at many levels, from the military arenaand Russia's armed forces have been
more » ... stered by large investments and ambitious reforms over the past ten years-to the economic, political, and social realms. The RAND Corporation has conducted extensive research on how and why the United States is engaged in strategic competition with Russia. This Perspective reviews 58 RAND reports on this topic from 2015 through mid-2020. These reports do not offer a comprehensive view of competition with Russia; the military and informational aspects of the competition are overrepresented, partially because of sponsor requirements. However, the reports offer original insights on key aspects of the deteriorating U.S.-Russia relationship.
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