Andrea Kendall-Taylor quoted in The Washington Post article, “Strongmen Who Got Cozy With Trump Get the Cold Shoulder From Biden”

"As president, Biden has called Putin a killer, applied further punitive sanctions and defended Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. His administration pulled back, however, on an assertion Biden made as a candidate that Russia had put bounties on the heads of American troops serving in Afghanistan and that Trump had refused to confront Putin over it… "Putin appears especially sensitive to Biden’s criticism, recalling his U.S. ambassador after the 'killer' remark, for example, said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, director of the transatlantic security [...]

2021-05-05T06:00:17-04:00May 5, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Andrea Kendall-Taylor quoted in The New York Times article, “80,000 Russian Troops Remain at Ukraine Border as U.S. and NATO Hold Exercises”

"The supply of water for Crimea remains a key friction point. If Russia makes an incursion into more Ukrainian-controlled territory, it could be to loosen sharp controls over the Crimean water supply that Ukraine put in after the 2014 annexation… "Andrea Kendall-Taylor, a scholar at the Center for a New American Security and a former senior intelligence official specializing in Russia, said any operation by Moscow to take control of the water supply would be difficult. 'It requires Russian forces to [...]

2021-05-05T00:00:21-04:00May 5, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Bridge Colby and Andrea Kendall-Taylor quoted in Foreign Policy article, “China and Russia Turn Deeper Ties Into a Military Challenge for Biden”

"'You face a two-front war where we don’t have a two-front military,' said Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense during the Trump administration. 'If NATO is expecting U.S. forces to bail it out simultaneously with a fight over Taiwan, we can’t do them both. We don’t have the assets. That can create huge problems for us…' "'We have to start thinking about how they also generate synergy in ways that amplify the challenge that both countries pose,' said [...]

2021-04-20T12:35:14-04:00April 20, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Andrea Kendall-Taylor quoted in The Financial Times article, “Biden Shows He Will Wield US Financial System as Foreign Policy Weapon”

"At stake, said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, who was appointed Biden’s NSC Russia director before declining for personal reasons, is the dominance of the US dollar and America’s unassailed lead in the global financial system, which relies on New York as international dollar clearing house…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-17T00:00:27-04:00April 17, 2021|Economy & Trade|

Andrea Kendall-Taylor quoted in The Washington Post article, “Biden Administration Imposes Significant Economic Sanctions on Russia Over Cyberspying, Efforts to Influence Presidential Election”

"'It’s good to clearly message our priorities to Russia,' said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. 'By packaging a response to several things at once, the administration can get off the back foot and move on its agenda. What we don’t want is to always be in response mode to Russia…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-15T17:25:29-04:00April 15, 2021|Economy & Trade|

Andrea Kendall-Taylor quoted in Voice of America article, “US Further Punishes Russia for Cyberattacks, Election Meddling”

"According to Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, this package of sanctions does not really relate to what is going on with Ukraine. She terms it the Biden administration's way of wrapping up unfinished business with other issues, allowing a pivot 'to a more proactive, future-oriented relationship with Russia…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-15T16:24:29-04:00April 15, 2021|Economy & Trade|

Andrea Kendall-Taylor quoted in Foreign Policy article, “Is Russia Preparing to Go to War in Ukraine?”

"'I think everyone is in a similar place where we’re watching closely. I still think it’s more signaling and demonstration, but obviously no one is willing to exclude the fact that it could turn into something more serious,' said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, director of the transatlantic security program at the Center for a New American Security, who previously served as deputy national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia on the National Intelligence Council…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-09T17:03:04-04:00April 9, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Andrea Kendall-Taylor quoted in RadioFreeEurope article, “Beijing Continues Its Steady but Uneven Rise in the World”

"'There are real fissures between Russia and China, but the persistence of the factors driving their partnership mean they will challenge the United States and Europe for the foreseeable future. Their alignment increases the risks that both countries pose. Together, they are a more potent force that can oppose both the United States and Europe.' -- Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and former senior U.S. intelligence analyst…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-04-07T06:19:14-04:00April 7, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Andrea Kendall-Taylor quoted in The Hill article, “Hostility Rises Between Biden, Putin”

"Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, echoed that sanctions alone aren’t effective, but send an important signal of unacceptable behavior. They are also likely to take on more weight with a comprehensive strategy being developed by the Biden administration and in coordination with allies…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-03-18T18:43:23-04:00March 18, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|
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