Sep 23, 2014
Russia faces major challenges, some self-inflicted. Freedoms vital to the creation of a modern civil society are declining. Dominant, state-controlled energy and aerospace companies are losing ground, weakening a strained economy.
RAND pioneered research on the former Soviet Union. Today, the RAND Center for Russia and Eurasia (CRE) analyzes the foreign, defense, and economic policies of Russia and the Newly Independent States and assists political and economic change within them. Researchers examine underlying social and demographic trends in the region and the implications of developments within the former Soviet Union for international security.
A key facet of this collaboration is the RAND Business Leaders Forum, a membership organization that facilitates in-depth discussions among leading corporate executives from Russia, the United States, and Europe of strategic opportunities and challenges in the development of economic and business relations.