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Assessing and Managing the Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence in Nuclear-Weapon Systems
New paper explores the possible applications of AI to nuclear-weapons systems and assesses the benefits, risks, and strategic stability implications.
Toward 2024 and Beyond: The Fate of Vladimir Putin’s Reign, Part II
Berls looks at prospects for Russia after Putin and offer some possible scenarios that Russia could face when the reign of Vladimir Putin comes to an end.
Toward 2024 and Beyond: The Fate of Vladimir Putin’s Reign, Part I
Berls explores the fate of Vladimir Putin and his ability, his plans, and even his desire to hold on to power until 2024 and perhaps beyond.
Civil Society in Russia: Its Role under an Authoritarian Regime, Part III: The Leader and Society: Prospects for Change
Berls examines what the Russian people want in a leader and how well Vladimir Putin is doing in that role
Civil Society in Russia: Its Role under an Authoritarian Regime, Part II: Russian Society Today: Life, Opinions, Nostalgia
Berls explores life, opinions, and nostalgia in contemporary Russian society
Civil Society in Russia: Its Role under an Authoritarian Regime, Part I: The Nature of Russian Civil Society
In this essay, Berls explores the role of civil society in the authoritarian state.
The State of the Russian Economy: Balancing Political and Economic Priorities
Berls examines the state of the Russian economy and the challenges the Russian government
Strengthening Russia’s Influence in International Affairs, Part II: Russia and Its Neighbors: A Sphere of Influence or a Declining Relationship?
Berls examines Russia’s relations with those living in its shadows
Strengthening Russia’s Influence in International Affairs, Part I: The Quest for Great Power Status
Berls examines Russia’s efforts to regain its influence in international affairs and pursue its quest for great power status